The Great Illustrated Private Press Books, Part III – The Fables of Esope, Gregynog Press

{Ed. Note: This is the third in a series on ‘The Great Illustrated Private Press Books‘ by Books and Vines Contributor dlphcoracl.  Part I is here and Part II is here.} In the most recent installment of this series, featuring the 1973 Officina Bodoni edition of The Fables of Aesop, astute Books and Vines readers will have noted that I stated within the introduction: ‘Aesop’s Fables’ is firmly ensconced … Continue reading The Great Illustrated Private Press Books, Part III – The Fables of Esope, Gregynog Press

The Revelation of Saint John the Divine, Gregynog Press (1932)

The Gregynog Press has a long and storied history as one of the pre-eminent private presses of the twentieth century. Founded in 1922 by Margaret and Gwendoline Davies, Gregynog quickly became one of the most influential private presses in the pre-World War II era, producing some of the era’s most beautiful and lasting works, including The Revelation of Saint John the Divine which you will see in this article. … Continue reading The Revelation of Saint John the Divine, Gregynog Press (1932)

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