The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Illustrated & Hand-Illuminated by Valenti Angelo, Limited Editions Club (1935); Also, The Folio Society Limited Edition from 2009 with Illustrations by Niroot Puttapipat

{Ed. Note: 07/13/2014, Thanks to a Books and Vines reader, I have added some pictures of the also very nice Limited Edition of the The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám from The Folio Society with wonderful illustrations by Niroot Puttapipat. See at the bottom of this article, after the pictures of the Limited Editions Club edition}. After Books and Vines contributor Dlphcorcl’s recent articles highlighting some of the greatest fine press editions … Continue reading The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Illustrated & Hand-Illuminated by Valenti Angelo, Limited Editions Club (1935); Also, The Folio Society Limited Edition from 2009 with Illustrations by Niroot Puttapipat

The History of the Church, by Eusebius, The Folio Society (2011)

Eusebius (c. AD 263 – 339) was a Roman historian, the first and foremost of the ancient Christian world. As such, he is sometimes referred to as the ‘Christian Herodotus’. While little is known of Eusebius and much of his writings have been lost to history, what we do have from him is the only surviving record of the Church during its first three centuries, up to … Continue reading The History of the Church, by Eusebius, The Folio Society (2011)

Shakespeare’s Sonnets, William Shakespeare, New Albion Press

{Ed. Note: This article is from Books and Vines contributor DlphcOracl. If you like what you see below, please contact Jonathan Finegold to place an order, or to say hello and express potential interest in future works he is considering; that being a book of Montaigne’s essays and another of Whitman’s poems. Mr. Finegold’s response to one of my questions is a wonderful example of how fine private … Continue reading Shakespeare’s Sonnets, William Shakespeare, New Albion Press

Lost Illusions, Honoré de Balzac, The Folio Society (2009)

The title ‘Lost Illusions‘ has always intrigued me into wanting to read this book. The picture in my head, based on the title, was a story full of philosophical musings on how age and experience inevitably crush the dreams and aspirations of youth. I am not sure why that story line captures my attention, but it always does, perhaps in the hope that nuggets of … Continue reading Lost Illusions, Honoré de Balzac, The Folio Society (2009)