The Ballad of Reading Gaol, by Oscar Wilde, The Old Stile Press (1994) & The Limited Editions Club (1937)

{Ed. Note: The first part of this article is taken from an earlier article from Books and Vines contributor Neil. I have updated the article, including some quotes, new pictures of the Old Stile Press edition, and have added the section on the Limited Editions Club edition.} Oscar Wilde (1854-1890) was an Irish poet/writer whose works remain immensely popular today. His best known works are The … Continue reading The Ballad of Reading Gaol, by Oscar Wilde, The Old Stile Press (1994) & The Limited Editions Club (1937)

The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer, 1934 (George W. Jones) & 1946 (Arthur Szyk) editions from The Limited Editions Club

Geoffrey Chaucer‘s The Canterbury Tales is not only the first great classic of the English language, it remains one of the greatest works in all of literature. To have not read The Canterbury Tales is a true injustice to civilization itself, as for such a work to be bequeathed to us and remain unread by anyone considering themselves cultured is an affront to decency itself! Okay, seriously, not only is … Continue reading The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer, 1934 (George W. Jones) & 1946 (Arthur Szyk) editions from The Limited Editions Club

Random Thoughts – The Undervaluing of George Macy and The Limited Editions Club

There have been a number of times over the years, when talking with various ‘fine’ and antiquarian book dealers and collectors, where a certain snobbery against George Macy and his works from the Limited Editions Club (LEC) became evident. Sometimes timid (“I do not pay much attention to those“), others more explicit (“Macy and his LEC is not fine press” or even “not much more than a … Continue reading Random Thoughts – The Undervaluing of George Macy and The Limited Editions Club