The History of Oliver and Arthur, Riverside Press (1903)

The History of Oliver and Arthur is a charming mediaeval romance known to us through a 1521 German translation by Wilhelm Liely from the Old French (which in turn was likely based on a Latin original from even earlier). Liely’s work, only a few specimens of which are known to exist today, includes his translation of a better known tale, Valentine and Orson, along with Oliver and … Continue reading The History of Oliver and Arthur, Riverside Press (1903)

The Dictes and Sayings of the Philosophers, Anthony Woodville, Lord Rivers, The Cranbrook Press (1901)

George Booth (1864-1949) was co-founder and editor of the Detroit Evening News, a noted philanthropist, and a passionate follower of the Arts and Crafts movement.  Booth founded the Cranbrook Press (named after a picturesque and idyllic small town in England where Booth’s father and grandfather were born) in 1900 with a purpose to “print a few books that would last for all time.”  Booth wrote in … Continue reading The Dictes and Sayings of the Philosophers, Anthony Woodville, Lord Rivers, The Cranbrook Press (1901)