Vulpes Libris

A collective of bibliophiles talking about books. Book Fox (vulpes libris): small bibliovorous mammal of overactive imagination and uncommonly large bookshop expenses. Habitat: anywhere the rustle of pages can be heard.

The Astaires: Fred and Adele – by Kathleen Riley

Review by Edward Petherbridge. (I should declare my interest, but I guess readers will know that Kathleen is a friend and collaborator …EP.) I am starting to write this at … Continue reading

November 28, 2013 · 3 Comments

Coming Up On Vulpes Libris

One of the pleasures of compiling the coming up post is the hunt for a suitable illustration. This week, while looking for a fox in autumn (you know me, original … Continue reading

November 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

A Kind of Salvation: ‘My Perfect Mind’

(A Vulpes Random ….) . Th’untuned and jarring senses, O, wind up Of this child-changed father. King Lear, Act IV, sc. Vii . Love’s mysteries in souls do grow But … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · 6 Comments



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  • (The header image is from Aesop's Fables, illustrated by Francis Barlow (1666), and appears courtesy of the Digital and Multimedia Center at the Michigan State University Libraries.)