‘The History of Saint Louis’ by John, Lord of Joinville, The Gregynog Press (1937)

{Ed. Note: This article is courtesy of Books and Vines contributor Neil.}. The first incarnation of The Gregynog Press in rural Wales from 1922-1940 under the patronage of the wealthy Davies sisters (Margaret and Gwendoline) can be viewed as having four distinct phases reflecting the backgrounds, talents and skills of the controllers (all with the support of  skilled and long-serving printers, compositors and binders)  who were responsible for … Continue reading ‘The History of Saint Louis’ by John, Lord of Joinville, The Gregynog Press (1937)

A look at Simon Lawrence’s The Fleece Press

{Ed. Note: A few weeks back Books and Vines reviewed Leon Underwood: His Wood Engravings from the The Fleece Press. This article, from Books and Vines contributor Neil, provides a broader overview of the The Fleece Press by looking at a wider range of what they have published.} The Fleece Press, in Upper Denby near Huddersfield, England, is the imprint of Simon Lawrence. He is particularly well known for printing wood-engravings ‘from … Continue reading A look at Simon Lawrence’s The Fleece Press

Four Poems by John Milton, Wood-engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton, The Gregynog Press 1933

{Ed. Note: This is another excellent article from Books and Vines contributor Neil. Four Poems by John Milton, wood-engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton, The Gregynog Press 1933.} John Milton (1608-1674) was born at Bread Street, London and attended St. Paul’s school before spending seven years at Christ’s College, Cambridge.  His next six years were spent at Horton in ‘studious leisure’ as preparation for his life’s work as a poet … Continue reading Four Poems by John Milton, Wood-engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton, The Gregynog Press 1933

The Stealing of the Mare, Translated by Lady Anne Blunt and Done into Verse by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, The Gregynog Press (1930)

{Ed. Note: This is another outstanding article from Books and Vines contributor Neil. The photo’s of the book below are marvelous, remember to click on them to get a close up view — especially the initial lettering which is as nice as any volume I can think of.} The Stealing of the Mare is one of a cycle of tales forming the mediaeval Romance of Abu Zeyd which … Continue reading The Stealing of the Mare, Translated by Lady Anne Blunt and Done into Verse by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, The Gregynog Press (1930)