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Sir Roger de Coverly

By: Addison, Joseph ; Steele, Sir Richard ; Budgell Eustace

Price: £13.50

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 1967

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 7760

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, 225mm x 147mm brown marbled card boards over brown cloth spine, gilt titles, first thus, 158pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Richard Shirley Smith. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Book is not new but no obvious impefections in very good brown slipcase. Edited by John Hampden, this is a FS collection of early articles from the Spectator by its founders, with wood engravings by Smith. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Spectator, Addison, Coverly View more info

A Russian Gentleman

By: Aksakov, Serghei ; Duff, J.D.

Price: £14.50

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 1976

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 7697

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 227mm x 139mm pink cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 239pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Jane Johnson. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book has been read, single tiny ink mark to right block edge, just a little wear to fabric of cloth covers. Translated and Introduced by Duff, this is a classic Russian novel first published in 1846. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Russia, Aksakov, Bagroff View more info

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A Memoir of Jane Austen by her nephew

By: Austen-Leigh, J.E.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1992

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 16774

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, 204mm x 132mm pink cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first thus, 4th impression, , xx prelims, 202+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Book is near fine in cream card slipcase. Family memoir of Jane Austen first published in 1870, here in a lovely FS edition with new introduction by Fay Weldon and 1926 Introduction by R.W. Chapman. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Austen, Chawton, Steventon, n... View more info

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The History of the Reign of King Henry the Seventh

By: Bacon, Francis ; Lockyer, Roger (ed)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1971

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15777

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 222mm x 147mm green and black quarter leather binding, gilt titles, first edition, 256+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book has been handled, corner creasing to some later pages, coloured top block edge faded by spine, clean overall in light blue card slipcase now a little worn. Lovely FS presentation of Bacon's account of the first Tudor king, latterly edited and introduced by Lockyer. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords:... View more info

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Hermsprong or man as he is not

By: Bage, Robert

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 1960

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 7652

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 229mm x 138mm decorated card boards over black cloth spine, gilt titles, first thus, vii prelims, 262+pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Cecil Keeling. Good +++/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book has faint foxing to block edges, otherwise very good condition. Grey slipcase is a little worn and stained at top. FS edition of Bage's revolutionary novel of 1798, with illustrations in period style by Keeling. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywo... View more info

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The Worlds of John Aubrey - Being a further selection of Brief Lives, together with excerpts from his writings on antiquities, science and folklore

By: Barber, Richard (ed)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 1988

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 7714

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, 250mm x 156mm buff and maroon cloth boards over cloth spine, gilt titles, first thus, 297pp. Black and white illustrations. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Book is near fine in near fine grey slipcase. Barber-edited FS edition of selections from Aubrey's famous little biographies of famous 17th century Englishmen and women. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Aubrey, Lives, Inigo View more info

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The Pastons - A Family in the Wars of the Roses

By: Barber, Richard (ed)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 1981

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9414

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, 25cm x 16xcm green and orange decorated cloth boards over cloth spine, gilt titles, first edition, 208pp. Colour illustrations.Near Fine/NoWrapper. Book is near fine in very good cream slipcase. Original FS publication which presents highlights from the famous 15th century correspondence of a well-to-do Norfolk family, with illustrations from the contemporary Devonshire Hunting Tapestries. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Paston, Norfolk, Roses View more info

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Legends of the Grail

By: Barber, Richard (ed)

Price: £38.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 2007

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16781

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, 252mm x 170mm black, green and gilt quarter leather binding, gilt titles, first edition, xxv prelims, 512+_pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Simon Brett. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Book is near fine in black card slipcase. Beautifully-produced FS presentation of Holy Grail legends featuring Joseph of Arimathea, Galahad and Perceval in three variant tellings. Modern English versions of medieval texts as translated by Nigel Bryant and Cyril Edwar... View more info

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The Siege of Delhi - Mutiny Memories of an Old Officer

By: Barter, Richard

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1984

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 16030

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 226mm x 160mm orange decorated cloth boards, red titles, first thus, xiv prelims, 130+pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book is clean with minimal wear, in buff card slipcase. FS edition of Barter's Memoir of the Indian Mutiny first published in 1869. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Hindu, Moslem, Lucknow, Alambagh View more info

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The Reminiscences of Captain Gronow

By: Bentley, Nicholas (ed)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 1977

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 3027

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 271pp. Black and white illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Block not 100% tight. Small stain to opening page of "Introduction" - no slipcase. Folio Society edition of the memoirs of a high-born 19th century Englishman, from his days as an officer in the Napoleonic Wars, to his life of ease as an expatriate in Paris. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Gronow, Peninsular, Paris View more info

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Retreat from Moscow - The Memoirs of Sergeant Bourgogne 1812-1813

By: Bourgogne, Sergeant

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1985

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 15769

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 252mm x 160mm decorated boards, gilt titles, first thus, viii prelims, 262+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book has just one faint mark to coloured top block edge, else clean and tight in buff card slipcase. Illustrated FS presentation of a French officer's eye-witness account of Napoleon's ill-fated Russia campaign, in the 1926 English translation of J.W. Fortescue, with a new Introduction by Vincent Cronin. Catalogue: ... View more info

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The Wreck of the Wager

By: Bulkeley, John ; Byron, The Hon. John

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 1983

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 2064

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, 8vo blue half-binding/decorated boards , 275pp. Black and white illustrations. Near Fine/NoWrapper. In a very good but mis-matched slip-case. No jacket called for. Edited and introduced by Christopher Hibbert. Catalogue: Folio Society. View more info

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The Riddle of the Sands

By: Childers, Erskine

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1992

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 13531

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 238mm x 160mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 296+pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Daniel Whistler. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book is tight and clean in near fine brown slipcase. Book also near fine save for minimal colour fading to spine. Lovely FS edition of Childers' pioneering espionage novel from 1903, with a new Introduction by Maldwin Drummond and b/w illustrations by Whistler. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: spy, espio... View more info

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The Despot & The Slave - an autobiography in fact and fiction

By: Constant, Benjamin ; Hofstadter, Dan

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 1986

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 9415

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, 228mm x 146mm dark blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 140+pp. Colour illustrations. Illustrations by Emma Chichester Clark. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book is near fine save for inscription on front endpaper in very good cream slipcase. Lovely FS collection of extracts from the autobiographical writings of Constant, edited and translated by Hofstander with six striking illustrations by Clark in full colour. Catalogue: Folio S... View more info

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No Cloak, No Dagger - Allied Spycraft in Occupied France

By: Cowburn, Benjamin

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 2011

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 16773

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, 236mm x 158mm black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first thus, xvii prelims, 187+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Illustrations by Geoff Grandfield. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Book is near fine in silver card slipcase. FS edition of Cowburn's account of WW2 espionage in France, with an Introduction by Giles Foden and striking illustrations by Grandfield. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: spy, occupation, Vichy, Maquis View more info

The Universal Spider - The Life of Louis XI of France

By: de Commynes, Philippe

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1973

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13581

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 25cm x 16cm grey and blue quarter leather binding, gilt titles, first edition, 300+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations.Good +/NoWrapper. No slipcase. Book has been well read with some wear to edges, leather spine scuffed also. Original Folio presentation of 16th century biography of a 15th century French king, translated and edited by Paul Kendall. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Burgundy, Tours, Nancy, Valois View more info

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The Divided Loyalist - Crevecoeur's America

By: de Crevecoeur, Hector St John; Cinliffe, Marcus

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1978

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 9843

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, 227mm x 146mm marbled card boards over maroon cloth spine, gilt titles, first thus, 235pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Sarah van Niekerk. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book is near fine in maroon slipcase which has just a little wear and a single small mark to front. Smart FS selection from Crevecoeur's Letters and Sketches, edited and introduced by Cunliffe, which reveal much of on-the-ground conditions (and emotions) duri... View more info

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The Happy Captive

By: de Pineda y Bascunan, Francisco Nunez

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 1977

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 7825

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 223mm x 143mm cream and maroon quarter leather binding, gilt titles, first thus, 154pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by John Lawrence. Good +++/NoWrapper. No d/w or slipcase. Book has been read, some scuffing to leather spine. FS edition of a 17th century account of the 16th century clash between the Araucanian people of Chile and the Spanish conquistadores. Translated form the Spanish by William C Atkinson, with vinyl-cuts by Lawrence, Bas... View more info

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The Spanish Bawd being the Tragi-Comedy of Calisto and Melibea

By: de Rojas, Fernando

Price: £11.50

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 1973

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 7619

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 221mm x 142mm blue decorated boards, gilt titles, first thus, 205pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Dodie Masterman. Very Good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book is near fine save for inscription on dedication page. Blue slipcase has signs of wear and fading around entry. Translated and Introduced by J M Cohen, this is an attractive FS edition of La Celestina, with its popular English title. This masterpiece of 17th century Spanish prose... View more info

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The Spanish Bawd being the Tragi-Comedy of Calisto and Melibea

By: de Rojas, Fernando ; Cohen, J.M.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 1973

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 7808

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, 221mm x 142 blue decorated cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 205+pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Dodie Masterman. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Book is near fine in blue slipcase which has just a little fading at edges. Translated and Introduced by J M Cohen, this is an attractive FS edition of La Celestina, with its popular English title. This masterpiece of 17th century Spanish prose is illustrated with aquantints by Masterman. Catalogue:... View more info

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Moll Flanders

By: Defoe, Daniel

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 1965

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 7810

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 226mm x 145mm red decorated cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, xi prelims, 330pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Nigel Lambourne. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book is not new but still very good condition apart from fading of spine. Some light discolouring to endpapers, Grey slipcase ais a little bumped with small marks to rear. FS edition of Defoe's evergreen tale of "The Fortunes & Misfortunes Of The Famous Moll Flanders. Who Was Born In ... View more info

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An Alphabet for Gourmets

By: Fisher, M.F.K. ; Levy, Paul

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 2005

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 9402

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, 216mm x 162mm decorated card boards over green cloth spine, gilt titles, first thus, xv prelims, 239pp. Colour illustrations. Illustrations by Ian Beck. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Book is near fine in very good green slipcase - just a little evidence of handling of latter. First published in the US in 1949, this is Fisher's witty A-Z of culinary pleasure, here presented in a lovely FS edition with colour illustrations by Beck, introduced by Levy. Catalogue: Folio... View more info

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The Trial of John Bunyan & The Persecution of the Puritans

By: Furlong, Monica (ed)

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1978

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 13534

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 21cm x 14cm brown and buff quarter leather binding, gilt titles, first thus, 200+pp. Black and white illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections, with leather and wood veneer exterior especially attractive. In light brown slipcase which has minimal bumping and evidence of handling. Lovely FS selection from the writings of John Bunyan and Agnes Beaumont, edited and introduced by Furlong. Catalogue: Folio Society. ... View more info

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The Disinherited

By: Galdos, Benito Perez

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 1976

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8967

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 8vo decorated boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiv prelims, 340+pp. Black and white illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Block just a little darkened with age, single dusty mark to top block edge, book otheriwse tight and clean. Blue slipcase just a little chipped at entry corners, bumped at base. FS edition of a classic 1881 Spanish novel, in English translation by Lester Clark. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Galdos, Spain, desheredada View more info

The Creevey Papers

By: Gore, John

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 1970

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 2099

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, xvi prelims, 374pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Slight bump to edge of back board. Slight shelfwear. No jacket called for. No slip-case. Catalogue: Folio Society. View more info

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Memoirs of the Comte De Gramont

By: Hamilton, Anthony

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 1965

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 2060

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 256pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Gilt decorated front board. Very slight fading to spine. No jacket called for. Translated by Horace Walpole, Edited with an introduction by David Hughes. In near fine slip case. Catalogue: Folio Society. View more info

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Memoirs of a Georgian Rake

By: Hickey, William ; Hudson, Roger

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 1995

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 9482

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, 202mm x 140mm marbled card boards over maroon cloth spine, gilt titles, first thus, xvii prelims, 414pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by John Lawrence. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Book is near fine in near fine dark blue card slipcase. Single tiny mark on p.151 likely as produced. Lovely FS edition of Hickey's famous memoris, edited by Hudson with engravings by Lawrence. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Hickey, Georgian, Hogarth View more info

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Journey Through Britain

By: Hillaby, John

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 1987

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 7430

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 248mm x 186mm decorated boards, 174+pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book is very good in very good buff slipcase. Just a little scuffing at bottom corners. FS edition of Hillaby's classic 1968 tour of Britain. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Britain, Hillaby, history View more info

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My Life & Times

By: Jerome, Jerome K.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1992

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 16043

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 238mm x 160mm buff cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, xvi prelims, 223+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book is clean and tight with minimal wear in red-brown card slipcase. Inscribed owner sticker on front endpaper. Lovely FS edition of Jerome's 1926 memoir. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Walsall, three, boat, Thames View more info

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Journal of a Country Curate - Selections from the Diary of Francis Kilvert 1870-79

By: Kilvert, Francis ; Wait, Peter (ed)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1977

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 13552

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 227mm x 147mm brown decorated card boards over cloth spine, gilt titles, first thus, 338pp. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Tim Stephens. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book has been handled, minimal wear to edges in buff slipcase also a little worn. FS presentation of the diary of a Victorian priest on the Anglo-Welsh border, selected and introduced by Wait. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Clyro, Harmon, diary, Hay-on-Wye View more info