The Folio Society | Illustrated books

The Folio Society | SCOUT by Jennifer Rose Smith

Does anyone else dream of having a sort of walnut-and-velvet library someday? Complete with persian rug and ladder? Of course you can’t just fill that thing up with a bunch of yellowed old paperbacks. No! You need leather. You need box sets. You need first editions.

My recent discovery of The Folio Society has rekindled that fantasy for me. The London company has been publishing beautiful illustrated books since it’s founding in 1947. They seem to do a very good job of matching the artists with the books. I’ve selected two fine examples below, but there are countless others on their website. Warning: they don’t come cheap. I still think they’d make a good investment, especially the fantasy fiction ones. (At least those are the ones I tend to revisit the most.) Happy reading!

The Folio Society | SCOUT by Jennifer Rose Smith

The Folio Society | SCOUT by Jennifer Rose SmithThe Folio Society | SCOUT by Jennifer Rose SmithThe Folio Society | SCOUT by Jennifer Rose Smith

The Folio Society | SCOUT by Jennifer Rose SmithThe Folio Society | SCOUT by Jennifer Rose SmithThe Folio Society | SCOUT by Jennifer Rose Smith

 

 

2 Responses to “The Folio Society | Illustrated books

  1. Mark

    Libraries have been quiet places to slow down and reflect for me and to have a library room in your house would be a place to go to get away from the hectic pace. A ladder on a track would be a must for me.

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  2. Diane Smith

    I found this post very informative and so glad to
    learn about the folio society/illustrated books.
    Thx. for the tip! D

    Reply

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