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!

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 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)

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

{Ed. Note: This first ran last holiday season, though it has been updated with current information and the latest news from fine press publishers.} As the holiday’s quickly approach, it is time to remind all Books and Vines readers about the importance of doing all we can to support those who create and sell the finely done private press books we all admire. In a world awash … Continue reading It’s the Holidays — Support the Fine Press Eco-System!

The Ballad of Reading Gaol, by Oscar Wilde, from The Old Stile Press (1994)

{Ed. Note: Most of this article, including pictures, is provided by Books and Vines contributor Celtic (Neil).} Oscar Wilde (1854-1890) was an Irish poet/writer whose works remain immensely popular today. His best known works are The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Importance of Being Earnest, Lady Windermere’s Fan, Salome, De Profundis and The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Wilde’s wit and humor are legendary, as is the controversy surrounding his life. … Continue reading The Ballad of Reading Gaol, by Oscar Wilde, from The Old Stile Press (1994)