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The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner; Published by the Folio Society

The Sound and the Fury is one of those landmark books that are the result of herculean human effort from everyone involved. The importance of the book manifests in several ways. It was influential in why Faulkner won the Nobel … Continue reading

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The Folio Society Letterpress Shakespeare 450th Birthday Finale

April of this year 2014 marked the 450th anniversary of the birth of the great bard, William Shakespeare. It also marked the completion of the Folio Society’s mammoth Letterpress Shakespeare series. Begun in 2005 with Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, and King … Continue reading

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Hugo’s Toilers of the Sea; Published by the Folio Society

Pre-order information just went up on The Folio Society site for this exciting edition of Victor Hugo’s novel of the sea. This is the first edition that has all of Hugo’s own illustrations incorporated as they apparently were in his … Continue reading

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Upcoming Limited Editions from the Folio Society

I recently got some correspondence from the Folio Society indicating they were planning to complete their Letterpress Shakespeare series in 2014. The series began in 2005 with Hamlet and is now finishing up with the final six volumes including Pericles, … Continue reading

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A Nice Shelf of Shakespeare

While dusting the library (a continuous, constant process, I’m afraid), I pulled some of the Folio  Society Letterpress Shakespeare editions from their solander boxes to display them for a few days on the shelf. There’s also the Barbarian Press Pericles … Continue reading

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The Folio Society Wind in the Willows

I’m not sure how many times I read The Wind in the Willows as a kid but I’m certain that my childhood reading contributes to the whole book experience that is the Folio Society’s edition of this classic. It’s entirely … Continue reading

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My Top 5 Whole Book Experiences

Recently I got  to thinking that I’ve never posted WHAT my top five “Whole Book Experience” books are. Seems like an interesting concept to mull over as I explore books through this blog, so I this list to change over … Continue reading

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The Getty Apocalypse by the Folio Society

The Folio Society continues to release facsimiles of important medieval illustrated manuscripts with their latest limited edition, the Getty Apocalypse. Limited to 1000 copies with delivery to start this month.

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Folio Society Candide…OOP

Amazingly, the entire limitation of 1000 for the Folio Society’s new edition of Candide has sold out in less than a month. It looks beautiful and is signed by Quentin Blake. I’m not even sure that any of these have … Continue reading

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The Letterpress Shakespeare, published by The Folio Society

Far be it from me to write a review of the literary merits of The Bard. There have been plenty of people much more learned than me that have spent their lives doing just that in the almost 400 years … Continue reading

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