It’s the 2016 Holidays — Support the Private and Fine Press Eco-System!

{Ed. Note: This is an annual article encouraging all Books and Vines readers to keep private and fine press publishers and re-sellers in mind this holiday season as your source for unique, classy and meaningful gifts. The article has been updated with current information and the latest news from private and fine press publishers, while I sheepishly admit lifting the introduction from the holiday article of last year. … Continue reading It’s the 2016 Holidays — Support the Private and Fine Press Eco-System!

The Door in the Wall, by H.G. Wells, The Folio Society Limited Edition (2016)

The Folio Society Limited Edition program remains one of the most exciting sources of unique and finely published books in the market today. In fact, the program seems to just get better and better. Their latest release is a facsimile of a rare 1911 edition of the H.G. Wells collection of short stories titled The Door in the Wall (and Other Stories) with exquisite photogravures by the influential early twentieth … Continue reading The Door in the Wall, by H.G. Wells, The Folio Society Limited Edition (2016)

It’s the Holidays — Support the Private and Fine Press Eco-System!

{Ed. Note: This is an annual article encouraging all Books and Vines readers to keep private and fine press publishers and re-sellers in mind this holiday season to be your source for unique, classy and meaningful gifts. The article has been updated with current information and the latest news from private and fine press publishers. Please pass this link on to everyone you know, the more that … Continue reading It’s the Holidays — Support the Private and Fine Press Eco-System!

The Golden Ass, by Apuleius, Illustrations by Quentin Blake, The Folio Society (2015)

A handful of months past, Books and Vines took a look at a magnificent 1932 Limited Editions Club (LEC) edition of The Golden Ass, by Apuleius. In this article we look at a new (2015) limited edition of The Golden Ass, this from The Folio Society.  First, a refresher on the work. The Golden Ass is the only Latin novel that has survived in its entirety. It was adapted from an earlier Greek … Continue reading The Golden Ass, by Apuleius, Illustrations by Quentin Blake, The Folio Society (2015)

Affordable Treasures and Pleasures – The Folio Press Fine Editions (1987 – 1991), Part III

{Ed.Note: This article is from Books and Vines contributor DlphcOracl.} Over the past month, Books and Vines contributor DlphcOracl presented part I and part II of a series looking at The Folio Press Fine Editions, a fine press type collection produced by The Folio Society from 1987-1991. Part III, the final installment of this series, now looks at: Love Poems by Robert Graves (1990) The Aspern Papers by Henry James (1990) De Profundis by Oscar Wilde (1991) Woman In White, … Continue reading Affordable Treasures and Pleasures – The Folio Press Fine Editions (1987 – 1991), Part III

Affordable Treasures and Pleasures #5 – The Folio Press Fine Editions (1987 – 1991) Part II

{Ed.Note: This article is from Books and Vines contributor DlphcOracl.} A couple weeks ago  Books and Vines contributor DlphcOracl presented part I of series looking at The Folio Press Fine Editions, a fine press type collection produced by The Folio Society from 1987-1991. Part II now looks at: The Rape of the Lock, by Alexander Pope (1989) Poems of War, by Wilfred Owen (1989) Peter Grimes, by George Crabbe (1990) The Greek Anthology, Translation by James Michie (1990) The final installment, Part III, will … Continue reading Affordable Treasures and Pleasures #5 – The Folio Press Fine Editions (1987 – 1991) Part II

Affordable Treasures and Pleasures #5 – The Folio Press Fine Editions (1987 – 1991)

{Ed.Note: This article is from Books and Vines contributor DlphcOracl.} Although The Folio Society (FS) has sporadically published special editions over their long history, their current serious and sustained foray into fine press and letterpress editions began with the introduction of their Letterpress Shakespeare series in 2006.  Their stated aim was admirable: “To design an edition so pure, so simple, that the beauty of the text could … Continue reading Affordable Treasures and Pleasures #5 – The Folio Press Fine Editions (1987 – 1991)