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1busywine
Jan 12, 2012, 2:58pm Top

Hi All, created a second thread for these Books and Vines announcements, since the previous is above 200 count.

The 1995 Limited Edition Club edition of The Revelation of Saint John the Divine is up at Book sand Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/01/12/the-revelation-of-saint-john-the-divine-limi...

or

http://booksandvines.com

2busywine
Jan 13, 2012, 3:22pm Top

The Bruce Rogers designed 'Life and Writings of Saint Francis of Assisi', published in 1953 by The Rowfant Club, is looked at on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/01/13/the-life-and-writings-of-saint-francis-of-as...

or

http://booksandvines.com

3Texaco
Edited: Jan 14, 2012, 11:14am Top

Thank you busywine for posting the blog on the LEC The Revelation of Saint John the Divine.

I purchased both the book and portfolio 10 -15 years ago and quite frankly forgot all about them.

Over the weekend I will hopefully figure out where I've placed them, give them a look and then put them away for another 10 - 15 years.

Such is the case in the world of the beautiful book collector...one simply hasn't the time to look backwards as it's always about the next book.

4busywine
Jan 14, 2012, 12:26am Top

>3 Texaco: Isn't that so true....sad, but true. The joy of pulling something out that has been stashed away for some time sure is nice though. Like meeting an old friend after many years.

5menteith
Edited: Jan 14, 2012, 10:17am Top

>1 busywine:

A beautiful book! I'd be very tempted to call and inquire, but I'm financially committed to other books at the moment.

Which always seems to be the case.

6nisgolsand
Jan 14, 2012, 6:08pm Top

>3 Texaco: Thank you VERY MUCH, Texaco. I feel much better. It doesn't happen only to myself!!! (and I'm 80+ and my memory is better for books than for other matters...)

7Texaco
Edited: Jan 14, 2012, 7:39pm Top

Let me tell you, I've had some lovely moments finding gorgeous books purchased years ago and forgotten.

Busywine has reminded me of several on his blog and I am very grateful.

Woe be the woman (or man) who loves books...too much.

edited.

8nisgolsand
Jan 14, 2012, 7:22pm Top

I think most LT people love just BOOKS as a material and spiritual category. Falling too deeply in love with a single boy/girl might be wonderful, but with a single book is surely wrong - and I don't think only of Mein Kampf or Das Kapital, or a Harry Potter. Books are wonderful because there are so many of them - and so different one from another.

9Texaco
Jan 14, 2012, 7:40pm Top

You are correct and I have edited my thoughts accordingly...woe be the woman (or man) who loves books too much.

10busywine
Jan 14, 2012, 8:26pm Top

>9 Texaco:, Texaco, that cracks me up...you are right, woe it is! But what in life is wonderful if it is not also able to bring woe? (!!!!)

11busywine
Jan 15, 2012, 1:11pm Top

Since I reviewed a copy of Eric Gill's Song of Songs from Golden Cockerel, take a look at the Heritage Press copy from 1935, with hand illuminated gold...

Just published a look at the Heritage Press Song of Songs Which is Solomon's from 1935, on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/01/15/the-song-of-songs-which-is-solomons-illustra...

or

http://booksandvines.com

12Django6924
Jan 16, 2012, 10:35am Top

Great job as usual, but what a difference the macro lens makes in displaying the superlative quality that is found in the older Heritage Press books! Not just in the hand-illuminating with gold, but the sharp, clean type and beautiful reproduction of the artwork.

I sent you some photos of my copy of Song of Songs, which is a Series A copy (with colophon). It lacks the separate illustration signed by Angelo (which was offered to the LEC members) or Angelo's signature in the book itself, which characterized the true First Edition. The leather binding version was issued again a few years later, but with no date on the title page and "For Members of the Heritage Club" rather than "The Heritage Press." Your cloth-bound copy must date from some time after 1947, which marked its first appearance.

(I have often wondered how many copies of this book were printed--I assume that the hand-illuminating all took place over a single period of time rather than being done piecemeal for each separate issuance. What a prodigious feat of work, and what a test of steadiness of hand!)

13busywine
Jan 17, 2012, 5:58pm Top

Added a review of the 1952 L-D Allen Press edition of The Sire de Malatroit’s Door by Robert Louis Stevenson's, along with Two Medieval Tales, a 1930 LEC edition.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/01/17/two-mediaeval-tales-limited-editions-club-19...

or

http://booksandvines.com

Thanks to DlphcOracl for pictures of both.

14astropi
Jan 17, 2012, 9:15pm Top

13: yeah, look here. You may have to stop posting, these books are just too beautiful :)
The L-D Allen is simply stunning! I have to say, the illustrations from the LEC book remind me of early comic book art. I wonder if it's just a coincidence? Thanks for the posts!

15busywine
Jan 20, 2012, 4:34pm Top

A review of 'In the Direction of the Beginning', by Dylan Thomas, from The Melville Press, is up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/01/20/in-the-direction-of-the-beginning-by-dylan-t...

or

http://booksandvines.com

16busywine
Jan 22, 2012, 11:45am Top

Thanks to Celtic, a review of Palladio's Homes, from The Old School Press.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/01/22/palladios-homes-the-old-school-press-2009/

or

http://booksandvines.com

17busywine
Jan 23, 2012, 4:41pm Top

Another review from Celtic (thanks!!!), Inwards where all the battle is, from Alun Lewis, published by Gwasg Gregynog in 1997.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/01/23/inwards-where-all-the-battle-is-by-alun-lewi...

or

http://booksandvines.com

18busywine
Jan 24, 2012, 8:04pm Top

A review of William Faulkner's Hunting Stories, LEC from 1988, is up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/01/24/hunting-stories-by-william-faulkner-limited-...

or

http://booksandvines.com

19busywine
Jan 28, 2012, 2:46pm Top

A review, from celtic, of Pastorale from Whittington Press, 2011, with wood-engravings by Lucien Pissarro, is up at Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/01/28/pastorale-wood-engravings-by-lucien-pissarro...

or

http://booksandvines.com

20busywine
Jan 31, 2012, 12:45am Top

A review of Shirley Jackson's The Sundial, published by the Arion Press in 2011, is now on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/01/30/the-sundial-by-shirley-jackson-arion-press-2...

or

http://booksandvines.com

21astropi
Edited: Jan 31, 2012, 10:49am Top

20: in my opinion one of the most beautiful books produced by the AP! I think it's far superior to the illustrations in far more expensive books (Sapho)! However, that's just my opinion :)

***SPOILERS***
So Chris, what do you personally think? Does the world actually end? I think it does NOT, and I think Jackson gives various clues to indicate that it just goes on. However, it's important to note that the world does end for Orianna. In that sense, this "new world" may be a world without Orianna and her ilk. Overall, I think the book is more of a sociological study than a true "horror". However, the supernatural elements in the book certainly give it an edge. I personally think Jackson deserves to have more of her works produced in beautiful fine press editons.

22busywine
Jan 31, 2012, 11:43am Top

>21 astropi:, Yep, I think it went on also. Aunt Fanny was nuts! I agree that it is an excellent, if perhaps darker than I personally believe, sociological study of America. I agree, would be nice to see some of her other work in fine press editions. Being that the stories are not very long, the cost to do so seems attractive.

23busywine
Jan 31, 2012, 2:31pm Top

Thanks to Celtic, we replaced the pictures from Pastorale with a new set, replacing the darker items with better one's.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/01/28/pastorale-wood-engravings-by-lucien-pissarro....

24busywine
Jan 31, 2012, 2:51pm Top

25busywine
Jan 31, 2012, 8:23pm Top

A review of Lysistrata by Aristophanes, the wonderful 1926 Fanfrolico Press edition, by dlphcoracl, is up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/01/31/lysistrata-by-aristophanes-fanfrolico-press-...

or

http://booksandvines.com

26astropi
Feb 1, 2012, 8:49am Top

25: wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing! When I first saw Lysistrata, I thought "oh, he has the LEC edition with Picasso!" but to my pleasure, this if far better. I much prefer these illustrations. By the way, there is an LEC Lysistrata if anyone is interested on ebay for cheap (about $1500)! Lowest price I have ever seen for such a book.

27kdweber
Feb 1, 2012, 1:21pm Top

>26 astropi: Damaged spine but more importantly, it has been stripped of its lithos.

28kdweber
Feb 1, 2012, 1:24pm Top

>25 busywine: There is a copy of the Fanfrolico edition on eBay with an opening bid of $875 and a BIN of $1150 (sounds high to me).

29Django6924
Feb 1, 2012, 1:41pm Top

>27 kdweber:

I have seen this with 2 other LECs: a copy of Ulysses with the Matisse art removed and the limitations page with his signature missing, and a copy of Camille with Laurencin's signature razored out and one of the portraits removed.

30dlphcoracl
Feb 1, 2012, 7:54pm Top

Does anyone have a clue or hint regarding what the Arion Press is planning on publishing for 2012? Inquiring minds what to know (and budget accordingly :) .

31busywine
Feb 1, 2012, 7:57pm Top

>30 dlphcoracl:, from what I understand, we should find out soon!

32busywine
Feb 1, 2012, 7:58pm Top

A review of 'For My People', 1992 Limited Editions Club, by Margaret Walker, is now up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/02/01/for-my-people-by-margaret-walker-limited-edi...

or

http://booksandvines.com

33busywine
Feb 2, 2012, 6:35pm Top

Added a new menu item on the Books and Vines home page called 'News', where I will attempt to keep you abreast of the latest plans (or rumors of plans) from various fine press producers. The initial posting today includes news from Barbarian Press, Bowler Press, Hand and Eye Letterpress, The Old School Press, Peter Koch Printers and Chester River Press. I will let you know when anything of interest gets posted.

http://booksandvines.com/fine-press-news/

or

http://booksandvines.com

34busywine
Feb 2, 2012, 9:42pm Top

From astropi, a review of 'The Dream of X', William Hope Hodgson, Donald M. Grant (Publisher), 1977, is up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/02/02/the-dream-of-x-by-william-hope-hodgson-donal...

or

http://booksandvines.com

35Texaco
Feb 2, 2012, 11:19pm Top

23: This was very my first LEC. I nearly fell over when this beautiful book (and portfolio) arrived. I'd never seen paper like that and the smell was unbelievable. It was the beginning of my love affair with Ms. Walker, Ms. Liz Catlett (still doing her thing at 97 years young!!) and the LEC.

Thank you Busywine for posting this beautiful book

36busywine
Feb 2, 2012, 11:24pm Top

>35 Texaco:, thanks Texaco! Wow, when you started you started right -- what a great first LEC to get! I have to tell you how wonderful I found Ms. Walkers work, what power in her beautiful writing.

37Texaco
Feb 2, 2012, 11:35pm Top

Ms. Walker was something else but towards the end of her life published a not so flattering bio Daemonic Genius of novelist Richard Wright which some found kind of mean-spirited.

38busywine
Feb 3, 2012, 12:00am Top

Was not aware of that..was there a known rift prior to her publishing that?

39Texaco
Edited: Feb 3, 2012, 10:13pm Top

Well, apparently he mentored her early on and she fell in love. The love was unrequited and many decades later she writes this juicy bio about what a jerk he supposedly was.

Hell hath no fury like the wrath of a woman scorned...

Edited to add that there was also a little something about her contributions (she supposedly provided all the research) towards his Native Son. Native Son was a huge seller in the 1940s and was pretty much an African American take on Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy.

40Django6924
Feb 3, 2012, 9:30am Top

"Hell hath no fury like the wrath of a woman scorned..."

Except for an prophet criticized by his disciple. See Wright's reaction to James Baldwin's Notes of a Native Son.

41Texaco
Feb 3, 2012, 5:44pm Top

You are so right Django...Jimmy Baldwin also turned on poor Richard!!

Me believes there might have been a little green (well brown) eyed envy all the way around.

42busywine
Feb 3, 2012, 8:34pm Top

From Celtic, The Ballad of Reading Gaol, by Oscar Wilde, from The Old Stile Press, is up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/02/03/the-ballad-of-reading-gaol-by-oscar-wilde-fr...

or

http://booksandvines.com

43busywine
Feb 7, 2012, 10:20pm Top

From Celtic, an excellent review of the 1938 Golden Cockerel Press edition of 'The Travels & Sufferings of Father Jean de Brebeuf among the Hurons of Canada as Described by Himself' is up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/02/07/the-travels-sufferings-of-father-jean-de-bre...

or

http://booksandvines.com

44busywine
Feb 8, 2012, 7:50pm Top

My visit to the Pyracantha Press in Tempe, Arizona, is up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/02/08/a-visit-to-the-pyracantha-press/

or

http://booksandvines.com

45astropi
Feb 9, 2012, 3:07pm Top

44: do you have any of their books busy? I would love to see pics!!

46busywine
Feb 9, 2012, 7:23pm Top

>45 astropi:, astropi...keep scrolling on the post, you will see a bunch of pictures of books!

47busywine
Feb 9, 2012, 8:24pm Top

A look at Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, from Chester River Press, is up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/02/09/the-iliad-and-odyssey-by-homer-chester-river...

or

http://booksandvines.com

48busywine
Feb 11, 2012, 7:19pm Top

From Celtic, The Story of Heledd, Gwasg Gregynog, 1994, is up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/02/11/the-story-of-heledd-gwasg-gregynog-1994/

or

http://booksandvines.com

49busywine
Feb 12, 2012, 11:26pm Top

A beautiful edition of Oscar Wilde's short story 'The Nightingale and the Rose', from Chester Creek Press, is up on Books and Vines. Please do look at the pictures of the paper and type!

http://booksandvines.com/2012/02/12/the-nightingale-and-the-rose-by-oscar-wilde-...

or

http://booksandvines.com

50busywine
Feb 15, 2012, 12:45am Top

Books and Vines news updated with some updates from Deep Woods Press.

http://booksandvines.com/fine-press-news/

51busywine
Feb 15, 2012, 1:21am Top

May be of interest to Fine Press Forum members. Pictures of a tribute to George Macy read at his funeral, as well as a letter Helen Macy sent to a subscriber soon after his death.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/02/14/a-tribute-to-george-macy-as-read-at-his-fune...

52busywine
Feb 16, 2012, 2:30am Top

A review of The Maltese Falcon, from Arion Press, 1983, is up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/02/16/the-maltese-falcon-dashiell-hammett-arion-pr...

or

http://booksandvines.com

53kdweber
Edited: Feb 16, 2012, 3:02pm Top

>47 busywine: Okay Chris, I tried to resist buying the Chester River Press Iliad and The Odyssey when it was first brought to our attention but after your recent post and being so enamored of their edition of Heart of Darkness I broke down and ordered it. Interestingly, I was able to find new copies abroad at much better prices than can be found domestically (even after factoring in shipping costs). It arrived today (well packed, no damage, in original shrink wrap and box) and wow! Though you post the size, I just wasn't ready for such a large and heavy (over 20 lbs) work. Magnificent illustrations and a very well made set (books and slipcase). Quality work can come out of China. Curses on you and all enablers ;-)

I just noticed it can be found at Barnes & Noble online for $168 with free shipping. A steal!

54busywine
Feb 16, 2012, 4:32pm Top

>53 kdweber:, great, I am glad you like it! I agree with you, very nice quality on this one, out of China. Wow, $168 is a steal for that!

55HuxleyTheCat
Feb 16, 2012, 5:47pm Top

>53 kdweber: I saw a copy a couple of days ago in Henry Pordes, Charing Cross Rd - they have 2 copies available at £100 each. I agree it's rather a large set to say the least! Very nice though.

56lxanderl
Feb 16, 2012, 6:37pm Top

>53 kdweber:-55
For any of those wanting a copy, Amazon US has brand new copies for $130. I was a little concerned about packaging, having issues sometimes with Amazon in this department; but at least for these books, it seems Amazon knows the worth of them and packaged accordingly, so they arrived pristine. As a fairly new book collector this is probably the best purchase I've made, not only for the actual books but for how their quality compares to the price point.

57busywine
Edited: Feb 17, 2012, 11:57am Top

Thanks to Celtic, The Country of the Blind, by H.G. Wells, from the Golden Cockerel Press, 1939, is now up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/02/17/the-country-of-the-blind-by-h-g-wells-the-go...

or

http://booksandvines.com

58Neil77
Feb 17, 2012, 9:11am Top

>56 lxanderl:

Thanks - got the last set from Amazon. :-)

59Neil77
Feb 17, 2012, 9:14am Top

>57 busywine:

Chris - you are a true enabler and have induced me into buying so many gorgeous books in the recent past - Natural History of Selborne (FS), Egypt/Holy Land (FS), Sundial (AP), Hearts of Darkness (CRP), Iliad and Odyssey (CRP) to name a few....your blog and your collection are out of this world.....

60busywine
Feb 17, 2012, 12:00pm Top

>59 Neil77:...thanks for saying that! I will say thanks to many on Librarything here, such as DlphcOracl, Neil, Robert, astropi, Virion and others who have helped tremendously by providing pictures and materials for the many, many books I do not have (such as The Country of the Blind from Neil)! I hope they and others continue to send on pictures, as without those later this year I will have nothing to post having gone through everything I own!

61dlphcoracl
Feb 17, 2012, 2:07pm Top

>56 lxanderl:

Thanks for the heads up!

Although the antiquated English of the Alexander Pope translation is a bit problematic for me and I prefer several of the more recent translations in modern English verse and prose (e.g., Robert Fagles, Allen Mandelbaum, etc.), having this VERY attractive set from the Chester River Press at $130 to $140 is a no-brainer.

62lxanderl
Edited: Feb 18, 2012, 1:09am Top

>58 Neil77:, 61 Good stuff ;)

63busywine
Feb 19, 2012, 1:47pm Top

An article, Why Read Classics, is up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/02/19/why-read-classics/

64busywine
Feb 21, 2012, 12:14pm Top

I think many of you would be interested in the latest article by DlphcOracl which is now up on Books and Vines. A look at Hugh Birkett (think Birmingham Arts and Crafts Movement), and a couple books he rebound from the early 1900's.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/02/21/who-was-hugh-birkett/

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http://booksandvines.com

65dlphcoracl
Feb 21, 2012, 4:37pm Top

>53 kdweber: and >56 lxanderl::

Despite my preference for modern translations of the Iliad and the Odyssey, I could not resist ordering the Chester River Press (CRP) set for $130 on amazon.com. I thought to myself that I should have a copy of the Alexander Pope translation since it is still considered the 'gold standard' by many, certainly for anyone who desires a poetic rather than a prose or verse translation.

As with '53: kdweber' I had NO idea that these books were as large as they are and I thought the 20 lb. shipping weight was in error. Wrong. These books are behemoths. If I walk about the house with them in slipcase for a while I may be able to skip a workout or two at the health club. This CRP set is, by the way, magnificent and I, too, am surprised that this level of printing and publishing quality could come from China.

P.S. On the amazon.com website: amazon.com has sold out their remaining copies at $130 to $140 and 1 or 2 sets are available either 'New' or 'used - like new' for $168. The Chester River Press notes on their website that only a few copies remain in their inventory. If you do not have a nice set of the Iliad and Odyssey and desire the Alexander Pope translation you can hardly do better than this, but do not procrastinate.

66kdweber
Feb 21, 2012, 8:47pm Top

When you look at the prices for Easton Press and Folio Society DLE's, the $350 list price isn't bad.

67busywine
Feb 22, 2012, 12:05am Top

An announcement for a beautiful new book from Lumiere Press is up on Books and Vines News.

http://booksandvines.com/fine-press-news/

68busywine
Feb 22, 2012, 11:56am Top

The latest from Celtic, an amazing Story of Cupid and Psyche from William Morris, and the story behind it, is up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/02/22/the-story-of-cupid-and-psyche-the-rampant-li...

or

http://booksandvines.com

69busywine
Feb 22, 2012, 11:40pm Top

Drum roll....
News on a couple planned 2012 publications from Arion Press is now up on Books and Vines News. I, for one, am very excited about these books to come.

http://booksandvines.com/fine-press-news/

70Django6924
Feb 23, 2012, 12:11am Top

Happy to see Thomas Jefferson will be making an appearance, and also Day of the Locust, though I'm a bit apprehensive about the choice of illustrator--but we will see.

Chris, I hadn't known you were a fan of early Hollywood, but may I suggest if you can influence any fine presses there a book just begging for such treatment is Terry Ramsaye's A Million and One Nights. I absolutely love this book and would do the photo research for this free of charge!

71busywine
Feb 23, 2012, 12:39am Top

>70 Django6924:, that sounds great! Agree that would be a good one!

72dlphcoracl
Edited: Feb 23, 2012, 3:22pm Top

>70 Django6924::

I concur with your apprehension about having Pop artist Edward Ruscha as choice of illustrator for Day of the Locust. Selection of appropriate illustrator and illustrations for many of his publications has been Andrew Hoyem's Achilles Heel and he has missed many opportunities in this regard. Unfortunately, I already have visions of John Baldessari's awful photo-collages for Arion Press' publication of Tristram Shandy floating through my head and I expect something similarly inappropriate here. This has the makings of Sappho -- Part Deux, a very expensive book with illustrations that are irrelevant by a famous artist. Too bad.

Ironically, I think photographer Michael Kenna, who will be providing illustrations for the Thomas Jefferson's Paris Walks book, would have been an inspired choice here as well. His haunting, desolate photographs would have been perfect for the strangeness, dislocation and alienation in Day of the Locust. Frankly, the illustrations for Day of the Locust should have been a no-brainer. Illustrating the book with vintage Dust bowl era or Depression era black and white photographs with a WPA look and feel, with emphasis on those photos in and around Hollywood/Los Angeles and the film industry would have been perfect. But what do I know.

73busywine
Feb 23, 2012, 5:13pm Top

Three Poems, by Octavio Paz and Illustrations by Robert Motherwell, from the Limited Editions Club (1988), is up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/02/23/three-poems-by-octavio-paz-lithographs-by-ro...

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http://booksandvines.com

74busywine
Feb 24, 2012, 6:50pm Top

A look at Goethe - Poems, from Gwasg Gregynog (2000), pictures from Celtic.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/02/24/poems-by-johann-wolfgang-goethe-gwasg-gregyn...

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http://booksandvines.com

75busywine
Feb 26, 2012, 11:25pm Top

A look at a first edition (from 1825) of Samuel Pepys Diaries, with an original document from King James II included for good measure, is up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/02/26/memoirs-of-samuel-pepys-first-edition-from-1...

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http://booksandvines.com

76busywine
Mar 1, 2012, 5:16pm Top

Added an offer from David Bruce Smith Publications on the news page, in honor of the 101st birthday of Tennessee Williams.

http://booksandvines.com/fine-press-news/

77busywine
Mar 2, 2012, 12:01pm Top

A more detailed look at The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, from The Bowler Press, 2008, is up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/03/02/the-importance-of-being-earnest-by-oscar-wil...

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http://booksandvines.com

78busywine
Mar 3, 2012, 12:49pm Top

A look at The Birth of Christ with illustrations from Noel Rooke, from The Golden Cockerel Press, 1925, is up on Books and Vines. Thanks Celtic!

http://booksandvines.com/2012/03/03/the-birth-of-christ-illustrated-by-noel-rook...

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http://booksandvines.com

79busywine
Mar 6, 2012, 8:59pm Top

Thanks to Neil, The Work of Rigby Graham: ‘Kippers & Sawdust’ from The Old Stile Press (1992) and ‘Pennant and his Welsh Landscapes’, from Gwasg Gregynog (2006), is up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/03/06/the-work-of-rigby-graham-kippers-sawdust-fro...

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http://booksandvines.com

80HuxleyTheCat
Edited: Mar 7, 2012, 6:21am Top

>79 busywine: Neil, you're a very lucky man!

Edited to add:

And you have impeccable taste.

81celtic
Edited: Mar 7, 2012, 11:14am Top

>81 celtic:

Cheers Fiona !

I don't know if I have impeccable taste, but In did think that when those books were posted on Chris's site, that with your Welsh heritage and knowing you have a copy of the Owen/Gregynog (great book !) you would be interested in the Pennant.

I didn't know you liked Rigby Graham - he seems to divide opinion. I sometimes sit and stare at those large coloured woodcuts for ages (sad - I know !). The bright landscapes in 'Kippers & Sawdust' bring a smile to my face and, I would imagine, that's what they done for Rigby Graham after his stay in hospital.

You need to send pictures of your Wilfred Owen to Chris so everyone can see it !

82busywine
Mar 7, 2012, 12:09pm Top

>81 celtic:, yes please!!

83busywine
Mar 7, 2012, 5:08pm Top

Hi All, Books and Vines will be down for a handful of days (perhaps a week) as I flush out some administrative issues with the site. Thanks!

84busywine
Mar 7, 2012, 8:30pm Top

I should mention, it will take you to books and vines, if you go to the website, but will ask you for a username and password. So effectively it is down until I bring it back up!

85busywine
Mar 19, 2012, 6:56pm Top

Faust, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, with Illustrations by Willy Pogany, Dana Estes & Co., ~1908, is up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/03/19/faust-by-johann-wolfgang-von-goethe-with-ill...

or

http://booksandvines.com

86busywine
Mar 20, 2012, 8:38pm Top

Thanks to Nick at Ephemeral Pursuits, a look at Moby Dick, the 1930 Lakeside Press edition, and the 1979 Arion Press edition, is now up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/03/20/moby-dick/

or

http://booksandvines.com

87tag83
Mar 20, 2012, 10:42pm Top

Glad to have you back Chris!

88britchey
Mar 20, 2012, 10:48pm Top

> 86

I'd love to see the pics, but unfortunately, the sheer number of them + their size seems to be crashing my browser!

89busywine
Mar 20, 2012, 11:12pm Top

>87 tag83:, thanks!
>88 britchey:, let me know if that still happens after a bit. Anyone else having issues?

90tag83
Edited: Mar 20, 2012, 11:34pm Top

No issues here, it just takes a while to load but that's to be expected. I'm on Firefox 11.0 on OS X.

I just noticed, though, that it looks like in some cases you're loading up the full-sized images on the post page, but just specifying a smaller width, so they're appearing small but really the large-sized image is loading up. It might be a bit of extra work (it's been a while since I last used Wordpress) but if you could automatically scale down those big images and get smaller-sized ones to load on the post page, and have the large ones only load on clicking, it will help with page load times.

91busywine
Mar 21, 2012, 12:20am Top

>90 tag83:, I am wondering if it is just this post, and a couple others, where I just embedded the html others sent me for the article. Seems like when I directly load the images myself into WP, it renders much quicker.

92britchey
Mar 21, 2012, 2:55am Top

>91 busywine:
That could definitely be the case. I've never had a problem with any other of your posts. This one immediately freezes the page, requiring me to CTRL+ALT+DEL and shut down Firefox.

93nicklong
Mar 21, 2012, 9:35am Top

My apologies - the photographs are mine and they are indeed full-sized, without any resizing (reduction) of the image, such as in Wordpress. Wordpress automatically renders a smaller version, and you lose the access to the full detailed image if you opened it up directly. (>90 tag83:'s summary is correct - I didn't think about creating smaller images first - so it is loading the large-sized images every time). I'm probably going to have to rethink how I send him images and may just do it via Flickr from now on.

(The size of the photographs used, when zipped totals 50 MB), So yes, you're downloading 50 MB every time until the photographs are cached. Oops.

I'm working with Chris to resolve this issue.

94nicklong
Mar 21, 2012, 9:45am Top

I've repaired my own complementary article (used the same linking method) and it works, so once Chris manages to upload the photographs (there are several of them), it should work. Although I'm sorry to have created more work for Chris!

95busywine
Mar 21, 2012, 1:13pm Top

updates have been made, should be quick now....thanks Nick!

96busywine
Mar 23, 2012, 1:07pm Top

A review of The Tale of the Wandering Monk, Kyōka Izumi, illustrations by Setsuko, Limited Editions Club, 1995, is up on Books and Vines. An extremely beautiful book.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/03/23/the-tale-of-the-wandering-monk-kyoka-izumi-i...

or

http://booksandvines.com

97HuxleyTheCat
Mar 23, 2012, 5:28pm Top

>96 busywine: "An extremely beautiful book."

Oh, isn't it just! One of the very few Shiff era LECs that I would love to own.

98busywine
Mar 27, 2012, 11:47pm Top

A look at Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, from Centipede Press, is up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/03/27/strange-case-of-dr-jekyll-and-mr-hyde-by-rob...

or

http://booksandvines.com

99busywine
Mar 31, 2012, 11:22am Top

A look at the marvelous The Bread of Days, from Yolla Bolly Press, is up on Books and Vines. A must see. Samuel Beckett, Octavio Paz, Enrique Chagoya, etc.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/03/31/the-bread-of-days-samuel-beckett-octavio-paz...

or

http://booksandvines.com

100busywine
Apr 4, 2012, 4:52pm Top

The latest from Neil, a look at Giraldus Cambrensis – Itinerary Through Wales, from Gwasg Gregynog, 1989, is up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/04/04/giraldus-cambrensis-itinerary-through-wales-...

or

http://booksandvines.com

101busywine
Apr 5, 2012, 1:09pm Top

Hi All, Books and Vines news has been updated with the latest from Arion Press, including an announcement of another book for 2012. Also, some information on Bowler Press.

http://booksandvines.com/fine-press-news/

102busywine
Apr 6, 2012, 2:43pm Top

A review of 'The Lay of the Love and Death of Cornet Christoph Rilke’ by Rainer Maria Rilke, Arion Press, 1983, is up on Books and Vines. A very nice production indeed.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/04/06/the-lay-of-the-love-and-death-of-cornet-chri...

or

http://booksandvines.com

103busywine
Apr 8, 2012, 12:54pm Top

Not book related, but 'vines' related...reviews of the last couple months of wine tastings, excellent matches with fine press books and spring!

http://booksandvines.com/2012/04/08/februarymarch-2012-wine-tasting-notes/

104busywine
Apr 9, 2012, 12:55pm Top

You really must check this one out! The Maine Woods, by Henry David Thoreau, published by Scott Vile at The Ascensius Press in 1998. A very beautiful production.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/04/09/the-maine-woods-by-henry-david-thoreau-the-a...

or

http://booksandvines.com

105kdweber
Apr 9, 2012, 1:12pm Top

A really nice looking book but I don't like wooden slipcases.

106Django6924
Apr 9, 2012, 11:36pm Top

>104 busywine:

Lovely book, Chris, but looking at the macros of some of the illustrations, the type seems to lack the crisp black I expect from letterpress. Is it just the lighting?

107busywine
Apr 10, 2012, 12:11am Top

>106 Django6924:, Yea, you are 100% right! I took the pictures outside in the sun, and it was much too bright, washing out some of the detail and dulling the contrast. My fault! Rest assured, the text is very crisp.

108busywine
Apr 11, 2012, 2:03pm Top

A review of 'An American Tragedy', by Theodore Dreiser, Illustrations by Reginald Marsh, Limited Editions Club (1954) is up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/04/10/an-american-tragedy-by-theodore-dreiser-illu...

or

http://booksandvines.com

109Virion
Apr 12, 2012, 1:37am Top

Im getting a message "Not Found" with this post busy.

111Virion
Apr 12, 2012, 5:30am Top

OK working now. Lovely book as usual

112busywine
Apr 13, 2012, 2:08pm Top

A work you must see! The Oresteian Trilogy, by Aeschylus, from The Allen Press (1982), is up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/04/13/the-oresteian-trilogy-by-aeschylus-the-allen...

or

http://booksandvines.com

113Django6924
Apr 14, 2012, 1:36am Top

Chris, I wish you'd do the Macy version as a comparison. The craftsmanship of the Allens really deserves the adjective "nonpareil," but I have strong reservations about the type they used.

114busywine
Apr 15, 2012, 11:15pm Top

A reposting from last July, as I re-read it and think it fabulous. The Physiology of Taste from the Limited Editions Club.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/04/15/a-review-of-the-physiology-of-taste-limited-...

or

http://booksandvines.com

115busywine
Edited: Apr 20, 2012, 2:29pm Top

A look at four Shiff era LEC's is up on Books and Vines.
The Declaration of Independence, published by the LEC in 2010; Poems and a Memoir by Seamus Heaney, published by the LEC in 1982; The Bottom of the Harbor by Joseph Mitchell, published by the LEC in 1991; and Songs of the Open Road by Walt Whitman, published by the LEC in 1990.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/04/16/a-look-at-a-mix-of-later-publications-from-t...

or

http://booksandvines.com

116busywine
Apr 18, 2012, 12:25pm Top

A look at Japan, Described and Illustrated by the Japanese, the latest Limited Edition from Folio Society, is up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/04/18/japan-described-and-illustrated-by-the-japan...

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http://booksandvines.com

117busywine
Apr 20, 2012, 2:30pm Top

A look at four more Shiff era LEC's is up on Books and Vines, all by African American writers and artists.
Music, Deep Rivers in My Soul by Maya Angelou. 2003. With art by Dean Mitchell.
Down by the Riverside by Richard Wright. 2001. With art by John Wilson.
Poems of Leopold Sedar Senghor. 1996. With art by Lois Mailou Jones.
Poems of the Caribbean by Nobel Prize winner Derek Walcott. 1983. With art by Romare Beardon.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/04/20/a-look-at-a-mix-of-later-publications-from-t...

or

http://booksandvines.com

118busywine
Apr 22, 2012, 8:33pm Top

Babette's Feast, a scrumptious book from The Yolla Bolly Press, is up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/04/22/a-review-of-babettes-feast-by-isak-dinesen-t...

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http://booksandvines.com

119Django6924
Apr 22, 2012, 11:17pm Top

Beautiful book, Chris, and interesting it used polymer plates for the presswork.

By the way, what did you think of the 1987 film version of this, with Stéphane Audran, which won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar?

120busywine
Apr 24, 2012, 7:17pm Top

One more look at the Allen Press, including a full bibliography of their works, is up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/04/24/the-ld-allen-press-bibliography/

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http://booksandvines.com

121busywine
Apr 27, 2012, 2:26pm Top

Part three of a series on Shiff-era LEC's is up on Books and Vines, with:

Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges. 1985. With silk screens by Sol LeWitt.
Everything that Rises Must Converge by Flannery O’Conner. 2005. Six color etchings by Benny Andrews.
Poems by Frank O’Hara. 1988. Seventeen lithographs by William de Kooning.
Three Poems from les Fleurs du Mal by Charles Baudelaire. 1997. Four Photogravures by Henri Cartier-Bresson.
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. 1982. Illustrations by Rafael Ferrer.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/04/27/a-look-at-a-mix-of-later-publications-from-t...

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http://booksandvines.com

122busywine
Apr 30, 2012, 2:56pm Top

On Books and Vines, another fantastic book from The Yolla Bolly Press, The Adventures of Chef Gallois, by Idwal Jones, Salutation by MFK Fisher and Afterword by Thomas Keller. Illustrations by Milton Glaser.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/04/30/the-adventures-of-chef-gallois-by-idwal-jone...

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http://booksandvines.com

123nisgolsand
Apr 30, 2012, 6:16pm Top


Dear Chris,
>114 busywine:
Although I guess that relatively few LT members are interested in European quality books, I submit here an alternative to the more "important" BRILLAT SAVARIN presented by you.
His "Physiologie du Gout" was also published, in the original French, in 1967, by Italian publisher Alberto Tallone, at his press in Alpignano, near Turin, under the imprint Les Presses de l'Hotel de Sagonne. Foreword by Jean PRINET.
Two tomes, of 272 and 264 pages. Size: 29x18cm. Hand set. 19th Century press. 1000 copies on Ventura Cernobbio expressly made paper with "Brillat Savarin" watermark. Numbered in Arab figures - mine is N°883. Besides, 75 copies on Magnani and 8 copies on Misumi papers. There are no illustrations, but the reproduction of eight Grimod de la Reynière "gastronomic documents". Paper bound, with a hard "envelope" and box.
I'm sorry, but I don't know how to enclose pictures, which aren't anyway very important in this case. Their site is www.talloneeditore.it.
I'm an old time admirer and collector of their beautifully simple books, but not otherwise connected.

124busywine
Apr 30, 2012, 7:06pm Top

>123 nisgolsand:, thanks for that link, great stuff! I am very interested in European quality books, which I had access to more! Any chance you could send some pictures of the Savarin to chrisadamson@booksandvines.com? Wuuld love to get a post going on that edition and to highlight that press.

125busywine
May 2, 2012, 12:57pm Top

Books and Vines News updated with a new release from Horse Whisper Press, the imprint of Apollonia Felicity Elsted, the daughter of Jan and Crispin Elsted of Barbarian Press. Edward Taylor Fletcher's The Lost Island: Atlantis. Looks very interesting, check it out!

http://booksandvines.com/fine-press-news/

126busywine
May 3, 2012, 9:25am Top

Part four of a series looking at a mix of Limited Edition Club (LEC) publications from the Shiff-era, is now up on Books and Vines.

A Portrait of Shunkin by Junichiro Tanizaki. With three photogravures and an afterword by Eikoe Hosoe. 1981.
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. With four full page and four half-page etchings by Sean Scully. 1992.
Description of a Masque by John Ashbery. With three colored wood block prints by Jane Freilicher. 1998.
Journeys Among the Dead by Eugene Ionesco. With lithographs by Eugene Ionesco. 1987.
The Flounder by Gunter Grass. With etchings by Gunter Grass. 1985.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/05/03/a-look-at-a-mix-of-later-publications-from-t...

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http://booksandvines.com

127busywine
May 5, 2012, 7:56pm Top

Books and Vines News has an announcement concerning Pride and Prejiduce from the Bowler Press.

http://booksandvines.com/fine-press-news/

128busywine
May 7, 2012, 12:37am Top

One fantastic book, especially initial lettering that will amaze you...The Stealing of the Mare, Translated by Lady Anne Blunt and Done into Verse by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, The Gregynog Press (1930), is up on Books and Vines. Thanks to Celtic for this article and pictures!

http://booksandvines.com/2012/05/06/the-stealing-of-the-mare-translated-by-lady-...

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http://booksandvines.com

129busywine
May 9, 2012, 1:33pm Top

For those who care, April wine tasting notes are now up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/05/09/april-2012-wine-tasting-notes/

130busywine
May 10, 2012, 12:58pm Top

A look at the wonderful 1942 LEC edition of Leaves of Grass with photographs by Edward Weston is up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/05/10/leaves-of-grass-by-walt-whitman-photographs-...

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http://booksandvines.com

131busywine
May 10, 2012, 2:28pm Top

Also updated Books and Vine News with some more from Deep Woods Press.

http://booksandvines.com/fine-press-news/

132busywine
May 13, 2012, 8:08pm Top

A look at The Mabinogion, The Golden Cockerel Press, from 1948. Thanks to Books and Vines contributors Neil, who wrote the text, and DlphcOracl, who provided the pictures.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/05/13/mabinogion-translation-by-gwyn-jones-and-tho...

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http://booksandvines.com

133HuxleyTheCat
May 14, 2012, 4:47am Top

> 132 Curses to the three of you! I really wish I hadn't looked :o)

134busywine
May 15, 2012, 11:27am Top

More News on The Bowler Press Pride and Prejudice is up on Books and Vines News, with information on Perks being offered.

http://booksandvines.com/fine-press-news/

135busywine
Edited: May 16, 2012, 10:28am Top

A look at a typographical tour de force, Shaped Poetry from Arion Press, is up on Books and Vines. Thanks to DlphcOracl.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/05/16/shaped-poetry-arion-press-1981/

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http://booksandvines.com

136Django6924
May 17, 2012, 12:14am Top

>135 busywine:

This is one of those books that I suspect sharply divides booklovers; for me it's sort of the literary equivalent to Gyorgy Cziffra's piano transcription of "The Flight of the Bumblebee"--impressive, and for a one-time experience enjoyable enough, but not what I look for in a book to add to my library.

137busywine
May 18, 2012, 12:54pm Top

This latest article from Books and Vines contributor Neil looks at two works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, published by famous presses at the start of the modern private press movement: Maud: A Monodrama from The Kelmscott Press (1893) and In Memorium from The Vale Press (1900).

http://booksandvines.com/2012/05/18/two-tennysons-maud-a-monodrama-the-kelmscott...

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http://booksandvines.com

138busywine
May 18, 2012, 1:28pm Top

Also, one more update in Books and Vines News... http://booksandvines.com/fine-press-news/
See a video on The Bowler Press upcoming Pride and Prejudice.

139busywine
May 20, 2012, 9:23pm Top

A wine primer, a quick course in anything and everything to know about wine is up on Books and Vines. :-)

http://booksandvines.com/2012/05/20/a-wine-primer-for-book-lovers-or-anyone-else...

140busywine
Edited: May 23, 2012, 7:04pm Top

For anyone who likes travel in Mexico (despite everything!), an article on a recent visit to Rocky Point, is up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/05/23/a-visit-to-puerto-penasco-rocky-point-mexico....

In the next 24 hours, a look at 'A Folio of Letters from Jane Austen Novels', from The Bowler Press (2012).

141busywine
May 24, 2012, 3:05am Top

The Shepheardes Calender by Edmund Spenser, Illustrations by John Nash, Printed by George W. Jones, Published by The Cresset Press in 1930, is now up on Books and Vines. Thanks to Neil (Celtic).

http://booksandvines.com/2012/05/24/the-shepheardes-calender-by-edmund-spenser-p...

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http://booksandvines.com

142busywine
May 24, 2012, 8:55pm Top

The title of the next book coming from Foolscap Press is now up on Books and Vines News. Another one I am excited to get my hands on!

http://booksandvines.com/fine-press-news/

143dlphcoracl
Edited: May 26, 2012, 12:38am Top

>142 busywine:

Regarding the upcoming publication of 'Dialogue of the Dogs' by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra by the Foolscap Press:

Be aware that this was published in a folio-sized edition by the L&D Allen Press in 1969. It was printed on an all-rag paper made by hand at the Wookey Hole mill in England to their specification with the Allen Press watermark. The type face was Goudy Thirty, hand set and printed damp on an 1846 Columbian hand press. The binding is covered in a hand-printed cloth in the Spanish design 'El Prado' from the Costa del Sol Collection, made in Europe. Each page has a column of decorative ornaments engraved by Mallette Dean running vertically along the periphery of the page in a salmon color.

Simply put, this is a stunning production by the Allen Press and the Foolscap Press will have to go some ways to equal or exceed this standard. At the very least, look at and consider the Allen Press edition before committing to the Foolscap Press publication. Of course, if the Foolscap Press edition rivals their earlier publication 'Phisicke Against Fortune' one may have to flip a coin or acquire both sets of this work by Cervantes if it is a favorite of yours.

144busywine
May 26, 2012, 1:15am Top

> 143, I am planning on both, as the L&D version has been on my wish list for some time! WIll be great to have them side by side!

145busywine
May 26, 2012, 1:17am Top

An earlier article on the Arion Press and Doves Press Bibles has been updated, with pictures and edition information on the Folio Society Bible with the Apocrypha, King James Version, and also the Diamond Jubilee Bible, a collaboration between The Folio Society and Sangorski & Sutcliffe

http://booksandvines.com/2011/10/26/doves-press-and-arion-press-bibles/

146busywine
May 27, 2012, 8:18am Top

A look at A Folio of Letters from Jane Austen Novels, from The Bowler Press, is up on Books and Vines. A good prep for the upcoming Pride and Prejudice.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/05/27/a-folio-of-letters-from-jane-austen-novels-t...

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http://booksandvines.com

147nicklong
May 28, 2012, 9:35pm Top

It took me a while, but I posted a reply to >2 busywine: on my blog:

http://ephemeralpursuits.com/2012/05/how-edith-mcgillcuddy-met-r-l-s-by-john-ste...

(Specifically, the question that Chris posed regarding what book the Rowfant Club published was the most desirable / valuable).

148busywine
May 28, 2012, 11:55pm Top

Fantastic article!

149busywine
May 29, 2012, 3:09pm Top

Not exactly fine press (though very, very nice), but the first of a new series in Books and Vines called, 'Affordable Treasures and Pleasures', where we look at 'Acts of Light: Emily Dickinson' from New York Graphic Society, 1980. Thanks to DlphcOracl.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/05/29/affordable-treasures-and-pleasures-no-1-acts...

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http://booksandvines.com/

150nicklong
May 30, 2012, 8:49pm Top

Thanks, Chris!

I know I can't keep pace with the regularity of your posts (or the great subjects you keep selecting). I hope that my blog at least offers an interesting viewpoint. I plan on featuring a few other "fine" books over time, but will mainly focus on the texts themselves.

151busywine
May 31, 2012, 12:54pm Top

The latest from Neil, Birds, Beasts and Flowers by D.H Lawrence; Wood-engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton, The Cresset Press (1930), is up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/05/31/birds-beasts-and-flowers-by-d-h-lawrence-woo...

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http://booksandvines.com

152busywine
Jun 2, 2012, 10:49pm Top

Some information on an upcoming publication of The Old School Press is up on Books and Vines News.

http://booksandvines.com/fine-press-news/

153busywine
Jun 3, 2012, 3:11am Top

A look at the 1931 edition of Vanity Fair, LEC, is up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/06/03/vanity-fair-by-william-makepeace-thackeray-l...

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http://booksandvines.com

154busywine
Jun 4, 2012, 11:24am Top

Information on the 2013 CODEX Book Fair and Symposium is up in Books and Vines News.

http://booksandvines.com/fine-press-news/

155busywine
Jun 5, 2012, 11:57am Top

A look at 'Four Poems' by John Milton, Wood-engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton, The Gregynog Press 1933, is now up on Books and Vines. Thanks to Neil for the article.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/06/05/four-poems-by-john-milton-wood-engravings-by...

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http://booksandvines.com

156busywine
Jun 5, 2012, 7:09pm Top

Books and Vines News is updated with the latest information from Barbarian Press, concerning upcoming publications.

http://booksandvines.com/fine-press-news/

157Django6924
Jun 6, 2012, 4:26pm Top

The Blair Hughes-Stanton book is very interesting--I like it, yet I don't think the illustrations are as apposite as were his illustrations for D.H. Lawrence's poems. Beautiful but perhaps a bit too Dionysian for Milton's poems. As an artist BHS stands on the same level with Agnes Parker, but as an illustrator, he lacks her deep insight into the works being illustrated. Just my opinion.

158celtic
Jun 6, 2012, 5:07pm Top

Django - In that particular book, I think that his daughter's comments hit the nail in the head and he was reflecting the passionate love affair he had embarked upon in the seclusion of rural Wales as much as the poems of Milton. Agnes Miller Parker (one of my favourites too) could be more literal in her illustrations. To me they were artistic equals but had very different 'visions'. For this book, I agree with your opinion.

159busywine
Jun 7, 2012, 2:43pm Top

For those interested in the 'Vines' portion of Books and Vines, May 2012 wine tasting notes are now up.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/06/07/may-2012-wine-tasting-notes/

160busywine
Jun 8, 2012, 3:13am Top

A review of Prometheus Bound, by Aeschylus, and Prometheus Unbound, by Percy Bysshe Shelley, Limited Editions Club (1965) is up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/06/08/prometheus-bound-by-aeschylus-and-prometheus...

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http://booksandvines.com

161busywine
Jun 8, 2012, 1:15pm Top

An Arion Press update on their forthcoming Jefferson in Paris book, is up on Books and Vines News.

162busywine
Jun 10, 2012, 2:46pm Top

A beautiful book, The Poeticon Astronomicon, by Gaius Hyginus, The L&D Allen Press, is now up on Books and Vines, courtesy of DlphcOracl.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/06/10/the-poeticon-astronomicon-by-gaius-hyginus-t...

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http://booksandvines.com

163busywine
Jun 11, 2012, 11:36pm Top

Hi All, thought I would ask...any suggestions or recommendations for Books and Vines? What you would like to see more of? Less of? This blog is for you, and I have been deficient in seeking your opinion sooner and more frequently! Not sure how fast I can get to anything, as frankly I am quite stretched as it is, but I will try. Also, I would like to throw out there that I would love to get some more pictures and input from others of you....together, we have tons and tons of books to share with others, so any of you who can send pictures of special editions to you (special does not mean expensive, it means something you think great), will benefit us all. The content of B&V would benefit from your collection! (thanks to DlphcOracl and Celtic, who do provide tons of content-- anyone else want to join the fun, pm me!!!).

164Django6924
Edited: Jun 12, 2012, 10:08am Top

Chris, this notice might be interesting to those who, unlike you and me, are in a position to acquire some of the Allen Press's magnificent books. They are to be featured at an upcoming auction, and for me the really desirable item is the Henry James The Beast in the Jungle illustrated by Blair Hughes-Stanton with a portfolio of the artist's proofs. Would I could afford it!

http://www.pbagalleries.com/live/sale_details.php?s=482

165busywine
Jun 12, 2012, 10:29am Top

>164 Django6924:, thank you for passing that along!

166busywine
Jun 12, 2012, 10:32am Top

A look at the the renowned Alberto Tallone Printing House, Alpignano, Italy is up on Books and Vines. This really is a wonderful place, please take the time to look at their history and what they offer! Many thanks to them for their quick replies to all my questions. Also, thanks to nisgolsand for pointing me to their work.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/06/12/a-look-at-the-renowned-alberto-tallone-print...

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http://booksandvines.com/

167busywine
Jun 14, 2012, 12:59am Top

News on yet more upcoming releases from the Arion Press is now up on Books and Vines News.

http://booksandvines.com/fine-press-news/

168busywine
Jun 14, 2012, 12:42pm Top

Books and Vines News has information on Carol Grossman's upcoming book on the history of the Limited Editions Club, based on a discussion with her I had yesterday.

See:

http://booksandvines.com/fine-press-news/

169busywine
Jun 15, 2012, 11:54am Top

A review of Alphabetum Romanum, by Felice Feliciano Veronese, Officina Bodoni (1960), is up on Books and Vines, courtesy of Celtic.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/06/15/alphabetum-romanum-by-felice-feliciano-veron...

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170busywine
Jun 17, 2012, 2:54pm Top

A look at the LEC of Aesop's Fables from 1933, designed by Bruce Rogers, is up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/06/17/aesops-fables-designed-by-bruce-rogers-limit....

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171busywine
Jun 21, 2012, 12:27pm Top

Courtesy of DlphcOracl, a look at the magnificent 1908 edition of Canterbury Tales, published by The Medici Society/Riccardi Press, with wonderful illustrations by Sir William Russell Flint, is up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/06/21/canterbury-tales-by-geoffrey-chaucer-illustr...

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172busywine
Jun 21, 2012, 6:54pm Top

Books and Vines News is updated with information on the latest release from Deep Wood Press.

http://booksandvines.com/fine-press-news/

The Book Blog also has info and great pictures http://thebookblog.com/news

173busywine
Jun 23, 2012, 1:24pm Top

A review of Leon Underwood: His Wood Engravings, The Fleece Press (1986) is up on Books and Vines, courtesy of Celtic.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/06/23/leon-underwood-his-wood-engravings-the-fleec...

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174busywine
Jun 26, 2012, 11:06am Top

A review of LEC's 1974 edition of The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury, is up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/06/26/the-martian-chronicles-by-ray-bradbury-limit...

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175busywine
Jun 29, 2012, 3:06am Top

A first look at the new release from Arion Press is up on Books and Vines. 'Thomas Jefferson’s Paris Walks', text by Diana Ketcham, photographs by Michael Kenna, Arion Press (2012).

http://booksandvines.com/2012/06/29/thomas-jeffersons-paris-walks-text-by-diana-...

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176Maretzo
Jun 29, 2012, 3:55am Top

Hi Busy,
Thanks for the review of the Arion's new book.
I have been waiting with some impatience the review and photos. Once again you have convinced me!
It is now on the way!

177busywine
Jun 29, 2012, 2:45pm Top

> 176, I look forward to your thoughts on it! Wish I could go to Paris soon to take the walks!

178busywine
Jul 2, 2012, 11:04am Top

Courtesy of DlphcOracl, a look at Faust Part Two, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Julius Schroder’s ‘Masterworks of World Literature With Original Illustrations’, is up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/07/02/faust-part-two-by-johann-wolfgang-von-goethe...

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179busywine
Jul 4, 2012, 8:50pm Top

For the 'vines' people, June 2012 wine tasting notes are up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/07/04/june-2012-wine-tasting-notes/

180busywine
Jul 5, 2012, 12:22pm Top

A look at a wonderful 1931 edition of The Georgics of Virgil, from the Cheshire House, is up on Books and Vines. If anyone has any information on Cheshire House that I can add to the article, that would be great!

http://booksandvines.com/2012/07/05/the-georgics-of-virgil-cheshire-house-1931/

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181busywine
Jul 7, 2012, 2:49pm Top

Some thoughts on Books and Vines turning one is now up...

http://booksandvines.com/2012/07/07/books-and-vines-turns-one-pondering-the-fine...

Thanks!

182busywine
Jul 9, 2012, 2:01am Top

Books and Vines News is updated with the latest from Foolscap Press, and their wonderful new release, Dialogue of the Dogs from Miguel de Cervantes.

http://booksandvines.com/fine-press-news/

183busywine
Jul 10, 2012, 3:09am Top

The second installment of the series 'Affordable Pleasures and Treasure', focusing on excellent editions that can be found inexpensively, is now up on Books and Vines. 'In The Beginning: Creation Stories From Around the World’ by Virginia Hamilton and Barry Moser, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1988). Thanks to Books and Vines contributor DlphcOracl.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/07/10/affordable-treasures-and-pleasures-2-in-the-...

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184busywine
Jul 12, 2012, 11:44am Top

Thanks to Neil, a look at a book that should be of much interest to those on this forum is up on Books and Vines! An Essay on Typography, by Eric Gill, published by Sheed and Ward in 1931.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/07/12/an-essay-on-typography-by-eric-gill-sheed-an...

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185busywine
Jul 15, 2012, 3:14am Top

A must see, Lord Byron's 'A Venetian Story' from the Allen Press, is up on Books and Vines. Truly a stunning work by the Allens.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/07/15/a-venetian-story-lord-byron-the-allen-press-...

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186busywine
Jul 18, 2012, 1:02pm Top

This maybe of some interest to this forum.
A look at the first three Folio Society books ever published, is up on Books and Vines. These fall under the "Affordable Pleasures and Tresures' category as they can still be found for a modest price. Tales by Leo Tolstoy, Trilby by George du Maurier & Aucassin et Nicolette.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/07/18/affordable-treasures-and-pleasures-3-the-fir...

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187busywine
Jul 23, 2012, 2:35pm Top

A look at Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus, 1966 from LEC and 1932 from Golden Hours Press, is up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/07/23/a-review-of-doctor-faustus-by-christopher-ma...

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188busywine
Jul 24, 2012, 5:31pm Top

A brief update on when The Moonstone will be released by Arion Press is up on Books and Vines News.

http://booksandvines.com/fine-press-news/

189busywine
Jul 25, 2012, 3:09am Top

Some of you may have interest in this:

A look at the 1986 Folio Society edition of Canterbury Tales is up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/07/25/the-canterbury-tales-by-geoffrey-chaucer-the...

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http://booksandvines.com

190busywine
Jul 28, 2012, 12:26pm Top

From Neil, a look at The Apocrypha from the Cresset Press in 1929, including woodcuts from a who's who list of early 20th century engravers, is up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/07/28/the-apocrypha-cresset-press-1929/

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191busywine
Jul 31, 2012, 3:09am Top

A review of Dubliners, by James Joyce, from the LEC, is now up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/07/31/dubliners-by-james-joyce-limited-editions-cl...

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192Django6924
Jul 31, 2012, 9:48am Top

Great posting, Chris. I agree with you that Joyce's earlier works have greater resonance for me than Ulysses, though when I reread that magnum opus about 6 years ago when I was in Dublin, and visited many of the places Joyce mentions, I appreciated it much, much more than I did when I read it as a graduate student. James Agee, when reviewing a film back in the 1940s commented on the "arterio-sclerotic fault of attitude," the overly self-conscious obsession with presentation and form which sucks the life out of most "serious" modern art. It is one of the reasons why Bach, Mozart, Haydn, etc, could produce hundreds of works in their lifetimes whereas many of the most highly regarded 20th century composers could have their complete works played in one week of evening concerts. And why Finnegans Wake would take 17 years to write. Granted many of these artists have opened new vistas--the interior landscape of the psyche, the elusive nature of reality, etc.; but for me, truly great art has to involve me emotionally as well as intellectually, and too often overly self-conscious artists like Joyce, Elliot Carter, and Claes Oldenburg leave me detached and unsatisfied.

193busywine
Jul 31, 2012, 10:01am Top

>192 Django6924:, could not agree more Robert, that is a great summary to me of what is missing in much modern art.

194Django6924
Aug 1, 2012, 1:09am Top

Great book! Although I knew John Nash was a masterful printer (indeed, George Macy thought he was the very best, I didn't know of his work as an illustrator. His dramatic depiction of Judith and Holofernes makes me wish he had done more illustrations.

195busywine
Aug 3, 2012, 3:15am Top

Thanks to Neil, a look at The Fleece Press and four wonderful editions is up on Books and Vines:
Agnes Miller Parker: Wood-engraver and Book Illustrator, 1895-1980, Ian Rogerson
Gwen Raverat: Wood Engraver, Joanna Selborne and Lindsay Newman
Precious Caskets : the friendship of T.E. Lawrence and William McCance, Richard Knowles
Tirzah Garwood: Long Live Great Bardfield & Love to You All, Anne Ullmann

http://booksandvines.com/2012/08/03/a-look-at-simon-lawrences-the-fleece-press/

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196busywine
Aug 6, 2012, 2:17pm Top

A look at the Limited Edition from The Folio Society, The Sound and the Fury, is up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/08/06/the-sound-and-the-fury-by-william-faulkner-f...

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197busywine
Aug 8, 2012, 7:08pm Top

For those following the 'vines' part of books and vines, a new article with July wine tasting notes is up.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/08/08/july-2012-wine-tasting-notes/

198busywine
Aug 9, 2012, 12:07am Top

See Books and Vines News for some new information concerning the Limited Editions Club.

http://booksandvines.com/fine-press-news/

199busywine
Aug 9, 2012, 9:19am Top

A beautiful edition of Shakespeare's Sonnets from the New Albion Press (2009) is up on Books and Vines. Thanks to Books and Vines contributor DlphcOracl.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/08/09/shakespeares-sonnets-william-shakespeare-new...

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200busywine
Aug 12, 2012, 4:15am Top

A look at the latest work from Foolscap Press, Dialogue of the Dogs, by Miguel de Cervantes, is up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/08/12/dialogue-of-the-dogs-by-miguel-de-cervantes-...

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201busywine
Aug 14, 2012, 10:21am Top

Not book related, but some of you may be interested in a film review of the classic 1953 French film, The Wages of Fear, now up on Books and Vines.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/08/14/wages-of-fear-le-salaire-de-la-peur-a-film-b...

202busywine
Aug 15, 2012, 10:25am Top

A quick look at The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle by Tobias Smollett, Limited Editions Club from 1935, is up on Books and Vines. Illustrations by John Austen.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/08/15/the-adventures-of-peregrine-pickle-by-tobias...

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203busywine
Edited: Aug 17, 2012, 12:00pm Top

Have added pictures and colophon information (from DlphcOracl) on the 1969 Allen Press edition of Dialogue of the Dogs to the article looking at The Foolscap Press edition.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/08/12/dialogue-of-the-dogs-by-miguel-de-cervantes-...

204busywine
Aug 18, 2012, 2:02pm Top

A review of The Adventures of Harlequin, by Francis Bickley, Selwyn & Blount 1923 edition with fantastic illustrations from John Austen. Thanks to DlphcOracl.

http://booksandvines.com/2012/08/18/the-adventures-of-harlequin-by-francis-bickl...

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