The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard, by Anatole France, Limited Editions Club (1937)

Anatole France (1844-1924) was one of the great writers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, producing many works, the most famous of which include L’Île des Pingouins (Penguin Island) in 1908 and La Revolte des Anges (The Revolt of the Angels) in 1914. The publication of Le Crime de Sylvestre Bonnard (The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard) in 1881, his second work of prose fiction, is the work that made France famous. France … Continue reading The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard, by Anatole France, Limited Editions Club (1937)

The Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies of William Shakespeare, Limited Editions Club (1939/1940)

William Shakespeare. The mere name puts students around the world into a state of fear and grief, sends conspiracy theorists into excited revelry and draws nervous shame from the masses who have never experienced Shakespeare. Yet, for lovers of literature, especially those who have read and re-read Shakespeare after reaching a mature age, hearing his name excites one’s soul while stimulating intellect, recalling scene after … Continue reading The Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies of William Shakespeare, Limited Editions Club (1939/1940)

A Review of The Physiology of Taste, Limited Editions Club

For many years I have been wanting to read The Physiology of Taste, by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin.  My other passions in life, outside of literature and fine press books, tend to center around fine wine and food.  Therefore, it seemed natural that I would be anxious to read what is often considered the greatest book on food and dining ever written. However, what really grabbed … Continue reading A Review of The Physiology of Taste, Limited Editions Club