Tag: The Folio Society

Library Stories: Edward Halpern

Posted on 28/05/2015

In Library Stories we investigate the tales behind your book collections and book rooms, visiting the homes of Folio members, collectors and enthusiasts from around the world. If you have a Library St …

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Winners of the Anthony Trollope Prize Draw

Posted on 12/05/2015

The special hand-bound limited edition of The Duke’s Children On 23 April the British Library hosted an evening dedicated to the life and work of Anthony Trollope. A distinguished panel of experts and …

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The Deathly Appeal of Edgar Allan Poe

Posted on 17/04/2015

How fear runs through his timeless short stories, and his only completed novel. ‘Horror and fatality’, writes Poe in ‘Metzengerstein’, his first published short story, ‘have been stalking abroad in al …

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Apsley House: Home for a Hero

Posted on 17/04/2015

How Wellington’s former home testifies to status in Britain and beyond. Waterloo Gallery, Apsley House. (© English Heritage) The 1st Duke of Wellington purchased Apsley House in 1817, two years after …

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Library Stories: Peter Huffam

Posted on 27/03/2015

In Library Stories we investigate the tales behind your book collections and book rooms, visiting the homes of Folio members, collectors and enthusiasts from around the world. If you have a Library St …

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Robert Gavron: 1930-2015

Posted on 09/02/2015

Robert Gavron (Baron Gavron of Highgate) passed away on Saturday 7 February 2015 at the age of 84. As owner and Chairman of The Folio Society since 1982, and as a lifelong, passionate bibliophile and …

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Illustrating Folly

Posted on 26/11/2014

Artist Matthew Richardson on how he created a visual rhetoric to match Erasmus’s In Praise of Folly. Folly of Clergy The most striking feature of Eramus’ writing is his use of rhetoric in recasting an …

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Pride and Prejudice | For the love of books

Posted on 24/11/2014

Find the books you love at foliosociety.com. Few books are as loved as Jane Austen’s sublime comedy of more and manners. Here illustrated by award-winning artists Anna and Elena Balbusso. Sebastian Fa …

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The Wind in the Willows | For the love of books

Posted on 24/11/2014

Find the books you love at foliosociety.com. Artist Charles van Sandwyk breathes new life into Kenneth Grahame’s enchanting story – The Wind in the Willows is one of our all-time bestsellers. #lovefol …

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A Clockwork Orange | For the love of books

Posted on 24/11/2014

Find the books you love at foliosociety.com. Anthony Burgess’s spellbinding novel with an introduction from Irvine Welsh and imaginative new illustrations by Ben Jones. #lovefoliobooks Read more about …

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Library Stories | James Howland Beers

Posted on 30/10/2014

In Library Stories we investigate the tales behind your book collections and book rooms, visiting the homes of Folio members, collectors and enthusiasts from around the world. If you have a Library St …

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Library Stories | James Howland Beers

Posted on 30/10/2014

In Library Stories we investigate the tales behind your book collections and book rooms, visiting the homes of Folio members, collectors and enthusiasts from around the world. If you have a Library St …

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Ewan Clayton on illustrating In Parenthesis

Posted on 06/10/2014

Ewan Clayton. (© Geoffrey Morgan, with permission of the David Jones Estate) When I began to work on my illustrations for David Jones’s In Parenthesis I was acutely aware that I was treading on hallow …

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Seeking Out Xan Fielding ׀ Part Two

Posted on 26/09/2014

Stories beyond the pages, and unpublished material Engaging with experts and enthusiasts who have a personal connection to a text allows you to uncover the many layers of a story. In the course of my …

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Library Stories | Anne P. Fenton

Posted on 23/09/2014

In Library Stories we investigate the tales behind your book collections and book rooms, visiting the homes of Folio members, collectors and enthusiasts from around the world. If you have a Library St …

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Library Stories | Anne P. Fenton

Posted on 23/09/2014

In Library Stories we investigate the tales behind your book collections and book rooms, visiting the homes of Folio members, collectors and enthusiasts from around the world. If you have a Library St …

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The human side of Nineteen Eighty-Four

Posted on 03/09/2014

I first read George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four in my early twenties. I was struck by its powerful ideas and have found them impossible to shake off. The book creates a brutal world in which an oppr …

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Introducing the new Folio 2015 Diary …

Posted on 29/08/2014

I’ve looked after the Diary here in Editorial for a few years now, and it’s one of my favourite things to work on. Because of its popularity, members have written to us frequently with suggestions for …

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Howard Carter’s journey to Tutankhamun

Posted on 28/08/2014

Howard Carter is well known for his discovery of the treasure-filled tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922. But by then, Carter had already dedicated 30 years to the study of Egyptology, acquiring the skills he …

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Seeking Out Xan Fielding ׀ Part One

Posted on 27/08/2014

Making contacts Blogs are great social networking platforms, and for a Picture Editor they are also an excellent source of information.   Xan Fielding disguised as a Cretan shepherd, c.1942. (Sir …

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Family Gems ׀ The Surgeon of Crowthorne

Posted on 21/08/2014

  William Chester Minor seated in the grounds at Broadmoor, 1890s. (Minor Family Archives) For a Picture Editor, it is truly exhilarating when you unearth a gem. My ‘gem’, or rather ‘gems’, were …

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Simon Callow’s merciless Juvenalia

Posted on 29/07/2014

In the moral cesspool of imperial Rome, Decimus Junius Juvenalis stood out as a very angry man. Fortunately his rage was tempered with a ready wit, and he clearly enjoyed the absurdity of all he saw. …

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The Letterpress Shakespeare in New York

Posted on 26/06/2014

The Letterpress Shakespeare at the Official Residence of the British Consul General in New York City On 18 June, The Folio Society held its first official press launch outside of the UK with an evenin …

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Illustrating Life, the Universe and Everything

Posted on 24/03/2014

Jonathan Burton, the illustrator of Douglas Adams’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe and the (just published) Life, the Universe and Everything, walks us …

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My Library

Posted on 19/02/2014

Former Editorial Director Sue Bradbury takes us on a tour of her bookshelves and describes how important books are to her home. I cannot imagine living without books. They are the best company in the …

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