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The Struggle for Greece

By: , Herodotus

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1959

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 17453

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 254mm x 154mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 171+pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Raymond Hawthorn. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book is clean and tight with some fading to spine. Grey card slipcase now worn and frayed with loss of bottom half of spine. FS presentation of contemporary account of the Greco-Persian Wars of the 5th century BC, translated by Kenneth Cavander with striking two-colour illustrations by Hawthorn. Catalogue: ... 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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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 Life and Campaigns of the Black Prince from contemporary letters, diaries and chronicles including Chandos Herald's Life of the Black Prince

By: Barber, Richard (ed)

Price: £13.50

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1979

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 17462

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 228mm x 147mm red cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 139+pp. Colour illustrations.Very Good/NoWrapper. Book is in very good condition in a grey slipcase which has some wear from handling. Attractive FS account of the deeds of a famous 14th century Engish warrior prince, with eight colour plates of contemporary illuminations. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Normandy, Crecy, Wingfield, Chandos 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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Augustus Carp, Esq - Being the Autobiography of a Really Good Man

By: Bashford, Sir Henry Howarth

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1988

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 17492

Condition: Good


Hardback, 221mm x 132mm maroon decorated cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, xviii prelims, 199pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by David Eccles. Good/NoWrapper. Book is is very good condition save from blotchy fading to front board. Dark blue slipcase is a little crinkly as if from damp but clean overall. FS presentation of curiously witty volume first published pseudonymously in 1924, here with a new Introduction by John Letts. Catalogue: Folio S... 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 Ascent of Man

By: Bronowski, Jacob

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 2012

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 17455

Condition: Fine


Hardback, 262mm x 192mm dark blue decorated boards over cloth spine, gilt titles, first thus, xvii prelims, 302pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Fine/NoWrapper. Book is fine in dark blue card slipcase also fine. Superb and generously illustrated FS presentation of the tie-in book for Bronowski's famous 13-part science history TV series of 1973, using the text oif the 2011 BBC edition with a Foreword by Me... 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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Beowulf

By: Crossley-Holland, Kevin

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1978

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 17454

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 254mm x 160mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 3rd impression, , 126+pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Virgil Burnett. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book is clean and tight in brown card slipcase which has a little wear at edges. FS presentation of Crossley-Holland's 1968 translation of the Beowulf epic, introduced by Bruce Mitchell with striking lithographs by Burnett. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Anglo-Saxon, epic, Grendel, H... View more info

My Life on the Plains or Personal Experiences with Indians

By: Custer, General G.A. ; Fenwick, Kenneth (ed)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1963

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 17437

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 222mm x 143mm grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 254+pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book has some wear from handling, spine titles rubbed, clean overall in grey card slipcase. FS presentation of Custer's account of frontier life, edited with Introduction and Postscript by Fenwick. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: America, frontier, Cheyenne, Washita 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 War in Granada

By: de Mendoza, Diego Hurtado; Shuttleworth, Martin

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1982

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 17466

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 228m x 150mm tan cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 272+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book is clean and tight with little or no wear in very good maroon card slipcase. Ephemeral photocopy of six-page article "The Last Muslims of Spain" by Raleigh Trevelyan from unspecified scholarly journal. 17th century account of the last battles between Muslims and Christians in Spain of 1568-70, in translation from t... 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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The History of Charles XII

By: de Voltaire, Francois-Marie Arouet

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1976

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 17439

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 229mm x 145mm cream hard card boards, gilt titles, first edition, 285+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book is in excellent condition with little or no wear; spine colour just a little faded. Orange card slipcase also faded around entrance slot. Lovely FS presentation of Voltaire's 1731 biography of the warrior King of Sweden, as translated by Antonia White with an Introduction by R.M. Hatton, Catalogue: Folio Society. Ke... 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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The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner

By: Defoe, Daniel

Price: £13.50

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1998

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 17493

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, 228mm x 148mm decorated cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 2nd impression, , 284pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by John Lawrence. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Book is near fine in dark green slipcase also near fine. FS edition of famous English tale of a man marooned on an island, with linocut illustrations by Lawrence. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Selkirk, survival, island, Friday View more info

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The Fight for Freedom: Palermo, 1860.

By: di Carpino, F. Brancaccio; Parris, John

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1968

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 17440

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 217mm x 170mm red decorated boards, gilt titles, first edition, 216+pp. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book is in excellent condition in black card slipcase; just a little colour fading to spine. Memoir of key events in the Italian campaign for independence of 1860, latterly translated into Emnglish and edied by Parris. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Garibaldi, risorgimento, Sicily, Italy View more info

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Shakespeare's Life and World

By: Duncan-Jones, Katherine

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 2004

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 17451

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, 263mm x 190mm decorated card boards over maroon cloth spine, gilt titles, first edition, 308pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Book is near fine in cream card slipcase which has ome faint blotches around edges. A visually stunning FS volume which offers a conspectus of Shakespeare and his world, illustrated throughout. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Elizabethan, Globe,... View more info

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The Third Crusade - An Eye-Witness Account of the Campaigns of Richard Coeur de Lion in Cyprus and the Holy Land

By: Fenwick, Kenneth (ed)

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1960

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 17463

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 255mm x 155mm cream hard card boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 164+pp. Colour illustrations. Illustrations by Raymond Hawthorn. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book has light wear from handling, spine a little darkened, no slipcase. Attractive FS volume which offers an account of Richard the Lionheart's deeds on Crusade, with six plate illustrations by Hawthorn. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Crusade, Jerusalem, Acre, Saracen View more info