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Gift A Book For Christmas 4 – Brand New Folio Society Books as Christmas Gifts

Gift A Book For Christmas 4 – Brand New Folio Society Books

The Spanish Civil War

We always have a fine selection of brand new unopened Folio society books that are still in their original unopened cellphane wraps, you can view them at Brand New Folio Society

Good reasons why books make great Christmas Gifts

Books are better than many other gifts; they don’t make you fat, they don’t wilt, one-size-fits-all, and they are a lot more interesting than socks!

Books make great gifts because they can be thoughtful, and sometimes also thought-provoking. People can be amused and entertained by humorous, quirky, witty titles. Good books can prompt ideas that change the way we think and can make a difference… helping to make life better and more interesting.

Books are important in various unexpected ways, books allow readers to travel without using their feet, books give wings to our imagination, books are full of knowledge, joy, happiness, wisdom and so much more, books are more than enjoyment, books have the capability to transform your life, books can help you in your hardest time, books can make you realize that you are not alone in this world if you are struggling, books gives a solution and gives you a new way and a new perspective to look at different things and situations.

The right book can be an answer to the motive behind what drives a gift buyer’s choices: to express love; to show sentiment & affection; to convey sympathy; to say sorry; as a little token of appreciation; a special keepsake; to honour a special occasion such as Christmas with a lovely affordable present; a seemingly random act of kindness, to raise a smile; and, sometimes, just to make someone laugh-out-loud.

Books are such fabulous value for money, and can last a lifetime. The recipient of a gift book may treasure it forever; that’s why books make great Christmas Gifts.

Read all about How To Give the Best Book Gifts

We always have a fine selection of brand new unopened Folio society books that are still in their original unopened cellphane wraps, you can view them at Brand New Folio Society

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Gift A Book For Christmas 3 – Folio Society Fairy Tales

Gift A Book For Christmas 3 – Folio Society Fairy Tales

My Fascination with Fairy Tales

The Folio Society has a long standing tradition of publishing Fairy Tales with the highly collectable Andrew Lang Fairy Books and most of the popular collections superbly illustrated by the finest illustrators. It is probable that Fairy Tales were originally written mainly for adults with some for children and over time these have been diluted to primarily a younger audience although who doesn’t enjoy reading one to the children.

Andrew Lang’s Pink Fairy Book

Andrew Lang’s Blue Fairy Book at Click Here
Andrew Lang’s Green Fairy Book at Click Here

I once read a fascinating article by Allison Parkinson where she wrote “A good story deserves a great introduction and, for me, there can be no better beginning than: ‘Once upon a time…’
It’s magical, it’s exciting – it’s a password that will grant you entry to ancient lands inhabited by heroes and villains, wicked witches, dragons, giants and genies. Extraordinary scenarios will unfold before you as you witness the characters’ experiences and adventures. And all of this is certain because of those four simple words.” Folk and fairy tales are found in all cultures across the globe and they all seem to start and end with very particular phrases. Many introductions refer to an ancient, unspecified time, for example, ‘on an old day, in the old times’, ‘at the beginning of time’ or ‘at a time already long past’. Others refer to distant, dream-like locations such as ‘behind seven lands and seas’ or ‘beyond seven mountains and seven forests.’

The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

The Brothers Grimm are among the best-known storytellers of folk tales, and popularized stories such as “Cinderella”, “The Frog Prince”, “The Goose-Girl”, “Hansel and Gretel”, “Rapunzel”, “Rumpelstiltskin”, “Sleeping Beauty”, and “Snow White”. This superb Folio Society edition is beautifully illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

Hans Andersens Fairy Tales

This facsimile of the 1913 edition contains 17 of his most famous tales, including ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’, ‘The Little Mermaid’, ‘The Snow Queen’ and ‘The Ugly Duckling’. The original illustrations by William Heath Robinson capture all the magic of the text making this the perfect way to enjoy this master storyteller.

The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault

A superb collection of fairy tales first published by Hodder & Stoughton in 1910, with additional tales from earlier translations. Contains the stories of Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Puss in Boots and more together with the superb illustrations by Edmund Dulac.

Some familiar favourites, such as Beauty and the Beast, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rumpelstiltskin are believed to date back thousands of years to a time before many modern languages even existed. And different versions of the same root story can be found all over the world.

Albert Einstein was certainly a fan of the fairy tale. He once said: “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”

Once upon a time, a very long time ago, there was a moral that needed to be taught, or a child that needed putting to bed, or a traveler who needed to be entertained. As long as humans have existed, we have crafted stories to tell to ourselves and to others; we are perpetually surrounded by them. When we are awake, we read, we watch, we listen. When we are asleep, we dream.

You can purchase them at at Folio Society Fairy Tales

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Why Fairy Tales Matter at Read Here

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Gift A Book For Christmas 2 – Limited Edition Folio Society Books

Gift A Book For Christmas – 2 Limited Edition Folio Society Books

War and Peace Leo Tolstoy Folio Society Limited Edition 2006
War and Peace

All titles chosen to become Folio books are the finest in their genre and all are treated to extremely high production standards, but those selected for their Limited Editions Collections are, quite simply, exceptional. Great works of literature or history become great works of art.

For Limited Editions their production teams have leave to indulge their passion for exquisite materials and fine binding techniques which simply cannot be considered for longer book runs. Exceptional craftsmanship creates these highly collectable books – from and content perfectly married to produce a lasting legacy for generations to come.

During the 1930s, artist sculptor and typographer Eric Gill collaborated with the Golden Cockerel Press on a number of projects. The Folio Society has published in facsimile the three crowning works of this association: Troilus and Creseyde, The Canterbury Tales and The Four Gospels. They are among the most admired books of the 20th century, a sublime marriage of type and illustration.

My favourite Limited Editions include Spenser’s Faerie Queene; Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury; and Tolstoy’s War and Peace.

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Gift A Book For Christmas 1 – The Beauty of Folio Society Books

Gift A Book For Christmas – 1 – The Beauty of Folio Society Books

These titles and many more beautiful Folio Society books for Christmas are currently available at Folio Society Books

‘Would you like a book for Christmas?’ one of P. G. Wodehouse’s plump, tilt-nosed, sporty heroines asks her boyfriend from the Drones Club, to which he replies: ‘No thanks, I’ve got a book.’ A life with one book is unthinkable, and while Folio Society books are not the only ones, nor should they be, they will, with luck, have a role to play in enriching the lives of book-lovers for years to come.

Folio Society books come in many different formats, whether it’s an early individual book with a dust jacket or one of the later ones in slipcases

Candide with Dust Jacket
Candide with Slipcase

The Folio Society has also published numerous superb Boxed Sets, here’s the superb Swallows and Amazons collection published for Jonathan Cape

Swallows and Amazons

Arthur Ransome’s classic children’s series Click To View

And some of the finest Author Collections

Anthony Trollope Collection 48 Volumes Series Bound Folio Society 1981-99
Complete Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Collection 48 Volumes Series Bound Folio Society 1989-99 Click To View

Folio Society books are set above the rest in almost every aspect – exceptional typography, illustration, paper, printing, and binding.

These titles and many more beautiful Folio Society books for Christmas are currently available at Folio Society Books

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Latest Listings Week Ending 23rd May 2021

Latest Listings Week Ending 23rd May 2021

Anton Chekhov Short Stories Folio Society 2001

The Great Novels Of George Eliot Folio Society 1999
Journal of the Plague Year Daniel Defoe Folio Society 1992
The Eagle Of The Ninth Rosemary Sutcliff Folio Society 2005
The Stones of Venice John Ruskin Folio Society 2002
The Woman In White Wilkie Collins Folio Society 2005
The Divine Comedy Dante Alighieri Folio Society 1979
The Greek Myths Robert Graves Single Volume Folio Society 1996
British Myths & Legends Single Volume Edition Folio Society 2000
Legends of the Ring Edited by Elizabeth Magee Folio Society 2004
Empires of the Ancient Near East Folio Society 2000

Under Milk Wood Dylan Thomas Folio Society 1999

Under Milk Wood Dylan Thomas Folio Society 1979
The Arabian Nights Illustrated by Detmold Folio Society 2001
The Defeat of the Spanish Armada Mattingly Folio Society 2002
Crusader Castles T E Lawrence Folio Society 2010
History of Western Science John Gribbin Folio Society 2006
Byzantium John Julius Norwich Folio Society 2003
The Celts Nora Chadwick Folio Society 2002
The Vikings Gwyn Jones Folio Society 2001
The Normans David C Douglas Folio Society 2002

Lost Cities of the Ancient World Folio Society 2005
If you are interested in any of the above and can’t find them, please email me.

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April 2021 Latest Acquisitions

Here is a list of my April 2021 acquisitions some of which have already been listed and some sold, please email me at sales@hcbooksonline.com if you can’t find what you are looking for on my website.

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Great Philosophers of the Ancient World 300.00
The Icelandic Sagas 2 vols 300.00
The Silmarillion 2003 Ltd Edition 250.00
The Hobbit 2002 Ltd Edition 250.00
The Arabian Nights 6 vols 185.00
Myths and Legends Of Ancient Rome 175.00
The Pink Fairy Book 175.00
The Barbarian Invasions of the Roman Empire 150.00
Dark Histories Series 7 vols 150.00
The Gormenghast Trilogy 140.00
The Odyssey and The Iliad 130.00
The History Of The English Speaking Peoples 7 vols 125.00
The History Of The Decline and Fall Of The Roman Empire 8v 125.00
An Eyewitness History of the Crusades 120.00
Lives Of The Mongol Warlords 3 vols 120.00
Great Russian Novels 120.00
The Eagle of The Ninth Trilogy 120.00
Classics of Science Fiction H G Wells 120.00
The Anatomy of Melancholy 120.00
Montaigne’s Essays 120.00
The Making of the Modern World 4 vols 110.00
Shakespeare The Complete Works 8 vols 115.00
Jane Austen 7 vols 89.99
Rulers Of The Ancient World 79.99
The March of History 4 vols 79.99
Empires of The Nile 79.99
Empires of The Ancient Near East 4 vols 79.99
The Phoenicians 79.99
The Minoans 79.99
The Mycenaeans 79.99
The Green Fairy Book 79.99
Dante Inferno 79.99
Byzantium 3 vols 79.99
Domesday Book 69.99
Myths and Legends of the Ancient Near East 69.99
W Somerset Maugham Collected Short Stories 59.99
East of the Sun West of the Moon 59.99
Don Quixote 59.99
Epics of the Middle Ages 59.99
Celtic Myths and Legends 59.99
Myths and Legends of Russia 59.99
Herodotus The Histories 59.99
Thucydides The Peloponnesian War 59.99
Caesar The Gallic and Civil Wars 59.99
Livy The Early History Of Rome 59.99
A History Of Rome 59.99
The Nile 2 vols 59.99
Notable Historical Trials 4 vols 59.99
Citizens 2 vols 59.99
The Mediterranean World 3 vols 59.99
Legends Of The Grail 59.99
Legends Of King Arthur 3 vols 59.99
British Myths and Legends 59.99
Legends of The Ring 59.99
The Greek Myths 2 vols 59.99
The Oxford Classical Dictionary 59.99
Italian Cities – Rome Florence Venice 59.99
The Name of The Rose 59.99
Masterpieces of the Macabre 49.99
The French Revolution 3 vols 49.99
The Forsyte Saga 3 vols 49.99
A History of The Chinese Civilisation 2 vols 49.99
A History of the Crusades 49.99
Story of The Middle Ages 5 Vols 49.99
Frankenstein 39.99
On The Origin Of Species 39.99
The Voyage of HMS Beagle 39.99
The Descent of Man 39.99
The Hunchback of Notre Dame 39.99
The Great Game 39.99
Democracy In America 39.99
Pathfinders of The American West 39.99
Tales Of Mystery and Imagination 39.99
A History of Venice 39.99
The Age Of Illumination 3 vols 39.99
Culpeper’s Herbal 39.99
The Ottoman Empire 39.99
Perraults Fairy Tales 39.99
Into The Dark Continent 39.99
A Secret Pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina 39.99
The Rise and Fall of the British Empire 39.99
Captain Cook’s Voyages 1768-1779 39.99
The Quest For The North West Passage 39.99
The Seven Pillars Of Wisdom 39.99
The Fatal Shore 34.99
Victorian Trilogy 3 vols 34.99
The Aztecs 34.99
The Incas 34.99
Tanglewood Tales 34.99
The Maya 29.99
A History of The Indians of The United States 29.99
The Greek Myths 2 vols 29.99
The Adventures Of Robin Hood 29.99
Doctor Faustus Marlowe 29.99
The Source of the Nile 29.99
Madame Bovary 27.99
The Boer War 24.99
Blakes Songs Of Innocence & Experience 17.99
French Short Stories 14.99

These titles and many more superb Folio Society books are available at Folio Society Books

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New Listings Week Ending 2nd April 2021

New Listings Week Ending 4th April 2021

The Surinam Album Maria Sibylla Merian Folio Society 2006 £650
Feudal Society Marc Bloch Folio Society 2012 £49.99
The Long Weekend Graves and Hodge Folio Society 2009 £19.99
Jane Austen The Complete Novels 7 Volume Boxed Set Folio Society 1988 £69.99
Life On The Mississippi Mark Twain Folio Society 2008 £19.99
The Body Snatcher & The Isle Of Voices R L Stevenson Folio Society 2007 £49.99
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy Sterne Folio Society 2005 £29.99
Memoirs Of An Infantry Officer Siegfried Sassoon Folio Society 1974 £15.99
The Diary of a Country Parson Rev James Woodforde Folio Society 1994 £14.99
Thomas Wolsey Late Cardinal His Life and Death Cavendish Folio Society 1962 £14.99
The Twelve Caesars and Lives of The Later Caesars Folio Society 1964 2005 £49.99
Pather Panchali Song of the Road Banerji Folio Society 1971 £12.99
Domestic Manners of the Americans Frances Trollope Folio Society 1974 £12.99
Principia Mathematica Isaac Newton Folio Society 2008 £300
Aucassin & Nicolette Tr. F W Bourdillon Folio Society 1947 £29.99
David Copperfield Charles Dickens Franklin Library 1976 £34.99
The Black Death Philip Ziegler Folio Society 1999 £19.99
Robert Frost Selected Poems Folio Society 2010 £27.99
Daily Life In Ancient Rome Jerome Carcopino Folio Society 2004 £19.99
The Railway Children E Nesbit Folio Society 2014 £19.99
The Life of Beethoven Alexander Thayer Folio Society 2001 £15.99
Voice From The Ranks Sergeant Gowing Folio Society 1954 £19.99
Bleak House Charles Dickens Folio Society 2004 £39.99
Agatha Christie The Complete Miss Marple Short Stories Folio Society 2010 £19.99
The Folio Golden Treasury Folio Society 1997 £24.99
Fanny Burney’s Diary Folio Society 1961 £10.99
The Folio Art Series 10 Presentation Volumes Folio Society 1957-1971 £59.99
Middlemarch George Eliot Folio Society 1972 £19.99
Under Milk Wood Dylan Thomas Folio Society 1997 £19.99
Under Milk Wood Dylan Thomas Folio Society 1972 £19.99
Regency England Great Age Of The Colour Print Folio Society 1964 £14.99
The Pilgrim’s Progress John Bunyan Folio Society 2001 £19.99
The Story of the Renaissance Folio Society 2009 £59.99
The Middle Sea John Julius Norwich Folio Society 2010 £59.99
Chronicles of the Dark Ages 3 Volume Collection Folio Society 2008 £59.99

If you are interested in any of the above and can’t find them, please email me.

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These titles and many more superb Folio Society books are available at Folio Society Books

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Folio Society Limited Edition Offers 24th March 2021

Folio Society Limited Edition Offers 24th March 2021

The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote – Copy Number  79, Intro – Robin Chapman, Illustrations – Quentin Blake

Thomas Malory, the Morte Darthur ill. Aubrey Beardsley – Copy Number  857

Maria Sibylla Merian – The Surinam Album – Copy Number  43

The Queen Mary Atlas – Copy Number  457

The Letterpress Shakespeare

Macbeth – Copy Number 477

Hamlet – Copy Number 477

Othello – Copy Number 477

King Lear – Copy Number 477

If you are interested in any of the above, please email me.

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New Listings Week Ending 28th March 2021

New Listings Week Ending 28th March 2021

Don Quixote Cervantes Limited Edition Folio Society 2005 £400
The Queen Mary Atlas Limited Edition Folio Society 2005 £350
Othello The Letterpress Shakespeare Folio Society 2007 £300
BRAND NEW Voyages to the Moon and the Sun Cyrano de Bergerac Folio Society 2018 £69.99
BRAND NEW King Leopold’s Ghost Adam Hochschild Folio Society 2017 £45.99
Bestiary Bodleian Library M.S. Folio Society 1992 £19.99
The Conquest of New Spain Bernal Diaz Folio Society 1974 £15.99
The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm Rackham Folio Society 1996 £39.99
The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio Folio Society 1960 £39.99
The Folio Poets Coleridge Folio Society 2003 £39.99
The Complete Poems John Keats The Folio Poets Folio Society 2001 £39.99
The Folio Poets Wordsworth Selected Poems Folio Society 2002 £39.99
After Many A Summer Aldous Huxley Folio Society 1980 £19.99
Short Stories P G Wodehouse Folio Society 1983 £19.99
Jude The Obscure Thomas Hardy Folio Society 1992 £10.99
The Qur’an Koran Prophet Mohammad’s Revelations Folio Society 2010 £59.99
The Book Of Common Prayer 1853 Folio Society 2010 £69.99
Medieval Comic Tales Folio Society 2012 £19.99
The Deeds Of The English Kings William of Malmesbury Folio Society 2014 £89.99
Lives of the Engineers Samuel Smiles Folio Society 2007 £17.99
Letter From America Alistair Cooke Folio Society 2009 £19.99
Arabian Sands Wilfred Thesiger Folio Society 2009 £34.99

If you are interested in any of the above and can’t find them, please email me.

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New Listings Week Ending 21st March 2021

New Listings Week Ending 21st March 2021


Domesday Book A Complete Translation Folio Society 2003 £59.99
The Return of The Native Thomas Hardy Folio Society 1986 £15.99
Folk Tales Of Britain Narratives 3 Volumes Katharine Briggs Folio Society 2011 £69.99
Selected Poems and Prose Gerard Manley Hopkins Folio Society 2012 £29.99
Howards End E M Forster Folio Society 1973 £12.99
Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte Folio Society 1965 £29.99
The Greek Myths Two Volumes Robert Graves Folio Society 2001 £29.99
Relativity The Special and The General Theory Einstein Folio Society 2008 £19.99
RHS Gardeners’ Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers DK 1992 £12.99
The Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer Folio Society 2000 £27.99
RHS The Rose Brent Elliott Andre Deutsch 2016 £39.99
The Botanical Treasury Kew Christopher Mills Andre Deutsch 2016 £29.99
Short Stories by Guy de Maupassant Folio Society 1959 £14.99
Pagans and Christians Robin Lane Fox Folio Society 2010 £59.99
Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy Heron Books [1970] £15.99
Crime And Punishment Fyodor Dostoyevsky Heron Books [1970] £12.99
Dead Souls Nikolay Gogol Heron Books [1970] £12.99
The World Of Late Antiquity Peter Brown Folio Society 2014 £59.99
Paris In The Middle Ages Simone Roux Folio Society 2014 £39.99

The Crusades Through Arab Eyes Amin Maalouf Folio Society 2012 £79.99
Pepys Diary 1660-1669 Three Volumes Folio Society 2002 £49.99
The Brownings Joanna Richardson Folio Society 1986 £12.99
The Trial of Charles I Herbert Rushworth Folio Society 1963 £15.99
The Beach of Falesa R L Stevenson Folio Society 1959 £12.99
Collected Short Stories Somerset Maugham 4 Vols Folio Society 1998 £29.99
Moll Flanders Daniel Defoe Folio Society Brook Street 1954 £19.99
Parade’s End Ford Madox Ford Folio Society 2014 £90.00
The History of Tom Jones Henry Fielding Folio Society 1960 £15.99

If you are interested in any of the above and can’t find them, please email me.

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These titles and many more superb Folio Society books are available at Folio Society Books