Books are the friends that never desert us, and that offer us company, wisdom, intimacy and fun when all our outer doors are closed. Published in series with charles van sandwyks bestselling how to see fairies, mr rabbits symphony of nature and other tails is a new folio society treasury of poems and stories, all beautifully illustrated and elaborately decorated. We also buy a large range of modern first editions, including fiction, art, photography and antiquarian volumes. Beautifully crafted, imaginative editions of the worlds great works of fiction and nonfiction, folio society books offer a rich literary experience to readers of all ages. How the folio society designs incredibly beautiful books. The works of geoffrey chaucer together with a companion volume to the kelmscott chaucer chaucer geoffrey london. Geoffrey chaucer books list of books by author geoffrey chaucer. The folio society history of england book series by multiple authors includes books britannia. Ardis, a sellerresellerbuyer of books, has a huge list of secondhand folio society books. I once owned the 1999 singlevolume edition with the red spine and vegetable parchment sides but stupidly sold it back when i naively thought i only wanted to one version of my books. This collection features a 1966 folio society edition in two volumes of geoffrey chaucers canterbury tales, translated into modern english by nevill coghill and illustrated with woodcuts by edna whyte. Chaucers lives for moments such as this, and though im far away right now, i have a list of twelve titles to buy the day that im back next month. See the complete folio society history of england series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles.
Buy folio society antiquarian and collectable books and get the best deals at the lowest prices on ebay. New canterbury tales geoffrey chaucer folio society. What are some other deluxe book publishers similar to folio. Along with folio society books we buy easton press and franklin library and a number of other similar publishers such as first edition library. Describes a book or dust jacket that does show some signs of wear on either the binding, dust jacket or pages. Please send a list of titles and their condition, along with your location, and we will send a quote if we are interested, or a polite refusal if not.
Great savings free delivery collection on many items. Many folio society book covers use the traditional technique of blocking. Business is carrying on as usual at ardis books, in spite of coronavirus. And shame it is, if a preest take keep, a shiten shepherde and a clene sheep. For if a preest be foul, on whom we truste, no wonder is a lewed man to ruste. Paul olson argues that chaucer s narratives emerge from his deep concern about the crises of late fourteenthcentury england and his vision of the renewal of that troubled society through the ideal of parlement, the various orders of society speaking together, and through a perfective. It was established in 1956, and robert has owned and run the business since 1976. Dec 27, 2005 chaucer represents all this fully nowhere but in prologue to canterbury tales in which through the presentation of the characters, chaucer represents the wide sweep of english life by gathering a motley company together and making each class of society tell its own typical story. I dont have any experience with the folio society books directly, but i do work for a book printing company.
Folio editions of canterbury tales folio society devotees. To advance such study, the society organizes biennial international congresses of chaucerians, publishes the annual studies in the age of chaucer and a semiannual newsletter, and supports such important projects as the annotated chaucer bibliography. Top of page edges stained green, page edges bright, contents clean and bright, please note this is a heavy set and would require extra shipping. A history of roman britain, an introduction to anglosaxon england, england and its rulers. Folio society antiquarian and collectable books for sale ebay. As a purely online business we are able to continue to trade safely, and royal mail is still collecting from the premises every day. Its predecessor, the original chaucer society, had been founded by frederick james furnivall in 1868 and had closed in 1912. Buy folio society diary 2012 by folio society isbn. Cliffsnotes on chaucers the canterbury tales by james l. Large folio on laid paper text in red and black throughout with numerous fine illustrations and borders in the text. The chaucer bookshop is situated in a beautiful 18th century building within canterburys city walls, only 5 minutes walk from the cathedral. The new chaucer society is a professional academic organization dedicated to the study of geoffrey chaucer and the middle ages, founded in 1979. I own the limited edition eric gill illustrated canterbury tales.
Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months new customers receive 15% off your. Jul 27, 2016 ive been out of this area of publishing for a while so id have to do as much research on this as anyone else but i have a few clues to offer. Simon callow reads from the canterbury tales the folio society. Folio society works of geoffrey chaucer facsimile of kelmscott press edition. Chaucer s narrators represent a wide spectrum of society with various ranks and occupations. From the distinguished and noble knight, to the pious abbess, the honorable clerk, the rich landowner, the worldly and crude wife, and on down the scale to the low, vulgar miller and carpenter, and the corrupt pardoner. Chaucers canterbury tales as a picture of contemporary society. The canterbury tales and the good society book description.
Getting back to the actual books published by the muchdiscussed folio society. Original full white pigskin, lavishly stampdecorated in neogothic style. Hessian boards with brown leather spines, gilt titles to spine, spine edges rubbed, leather has numerous small marks,top of spine frayed. The cover is printed on buckram, which is feels good in your hand. A history of england complete set of the 12volume folio. There is a wide range of books over two floors, from fine bindings to paperbacks, a good collection of original prints and. Schutzumschlag mit wenigen gebrauchsspuren an einband, schutzumschlag oder seiten.
They also have an archive function a bit tucked back in their website and harder to find. Looking at the dune page, the book looks beautiful. Buy the folio society 2011 diary 1st by folio society isbn. See all books authored by geoffrey chaucer, including tales of caunterbury, and chanticleer and the fox, and more on. The kelmscott chaucer by chaucer geoffrey abebooks. Oct 19, 2012 the folio society produces beautifully crafted collectors editions of the worlds greatest books, each with unique illustrations or specially researched photographs throughout. The new chaucer society 1252 memorial drive ashe building, room 321 university of miami coral gables, fl 33146 usa. Nov 17, 2015 t he folio society offers great books from the past and present in deluxe editions whats not to like when charles ede founded the folio society in 1947, his aim was to produce editions. Because the folio society doesnt sell in bookshops, its important that the book cover is still translated clearly through a photograph, or something as simple as making sure there arent 12 grey books.
Beautiful books worth treasuring love books, love folio. Selling folio society books ardis books folio society. Vintage and antique books including 1965 folio society. Complete tales of the unexpected roald dahl folio society 2001. Buy folio society antiquarian and collectable books and get the best deals. The purpose of the new chaucer society is to provide a forum for teachers and scholars of geoffrey chaucer and his age. Signed on the rear inner dentelle doves bindery 1897. The basilisk press by the john roberts press, 2 volumes, folio. Founded in london in 1947, the folio society publishes carefully crafted editions of the worlds finest literature. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Appears in 214 books from 18872007 page 7 out of the gospel he tho wordes caughte.1242 548 184 492 751 1258 438 240 1078 93 1373 584 1297 1640 515 594 40 882 1577 203 1441 455 1454 719 307 553 138 1095