Going Up to Sun Terrace: A Tribute to Ezra Pound and Li Po’s Shangyangtai, David Annwn and Thomas Ingmire

A few weeks back Books and Vines highlighted a new publication from Foolscap Press called The Saint John’s Fragment – Against the Odds with a poem written by Anglo Welsh poet, critic and publisher David Annwn and calligraphy by Thomas Ingmire. Mr. Ingmire subsequently made me aware of another recent collaboration he and Mr. Annwn completed, which is the focus of this article. The book is titled Going Up to Sun Terrace: A … Continue reading Going Up to Sun Terrace: A Tribute to Ezra Pound and Li Po’s Shangyangtai, David Annwn and Thomas Ingmire

The Saint John’s Fragment – Against the Odds, David Annwn, Foolscap Press (2015)

Books and Vines readers know the high esteem in which I hold Foolscap Press. Their designs are always well thought out and extremely interesting to behold. See here, here, here and here as examples. I was so excited and enamored with their Story of a Fisherman that I somewhat overlooked a smaller work that was published at about the same time: The Saint John’s Fragment – Against the Odds. … Continue reading The Saint John’s Fragment – Against the Odds, David Annwn, Foolscap Press (2015)

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 Psalms of David and Others, Arion Press (and a 1667 Version!)

{Ed. Note: A day after posting this beautiful Arion Press edition of The Psalms of David, I saw another edition of The Psalms of David, this one a first edition by Samuel Woodford (1636-1700), from 1667.  See at the bottom of this post for pictures of it. I do not know much about it, other than it looked and felt amazing for its age. If … Continue reading The Psalms of David and Others, Arion Press (and a 1667 Version!)