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)

The Golden Ass, by Lucius Apuleius, Limited Editions Club (1932)

Lucius Apuleius (125 – 180 ) is famous for his Metamorphoses, otherwise known as The Golden Ass, which is the only Latin novel that has survived in its entirety. It was adapted from an earlier Greek work, now lost. Apuleius wrote many other works, unfortunately quite a few also lost to history. Besides poetry and fiction, he wrote essays on a wide range of topics, including politics, agriculture, medicine, natural history, astronomy, music, and arithmetic. The Golden Ass holds … Continue reading The Golden Ass, by Lucius Apuleius, Limited Editions Club (1932)

Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allen Poe (1957), Five Japanese Love Stories by Ihara Saikaku (1958) & The Golden Ass by Lucius Apulius (1960), from Folio Society

{Ed. Note: Another excellent article from Books and Vines contributor ‘dlphcoracl’.} I admit it, I am Old School.  Those with a less kind, less generous disposition may say I am an Old Fool, but I don’t care.  You see, I am hopelessly in love with and addicted to the small vintage Folio Society books from the distant past.  I know, I know —- the Folio … Continue reading Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allen Poe (1957), Five Japanese Love Stories by Ihara Saikaku (1958) & The Golden Ass by Lucius Apulius (1960), from Folio Society