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Catalogue of modern literature in Folio Society editions

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90945
Benson, E.F. (George Plank, illus.)
The Freaks of Mayfair - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 2009.
First printing. Octavo; hardcover, with upper board decoration; 148pp., with many monochrome illustrations. Minor wear. Fine in a like slipcase.
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$30
97790
Capek, Karel (Paul Selver, trans.; Karel Svolinsky, illus.)
Tales from Two Pockets - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 1962.
First printing. Octavo; hardcover, decorated cloth with silver-gilt spine titles; 213pp., top edges dyed burgundy, with a monochrome frontispiece and 10 plates likewise. Mild wear; very good in like slipcase.
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$25
60698
Carr, J.L. (Introduction by Ronald Blythe; Ian Stephens, illus.)
A Month in the Country - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 1999.
First printing: royal octavo; hardcover, quarter-bound in cloth with illustrated boards and gilt spine titles; 121pp., with a monochrome frontispiece and 7 plates likewise. Minor wear. Fine in heavily sunned slipcase.
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$28
70086
Coward, Noel (Michael Cox, ed. & Helen Smithson, illus.)
The Cream of Noel Coward - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 1996.
First printing. Octavo; hardcover, illustrated boards; 277pp., with many monochrome illustrations. Very minor wear. Fine in a like slipcase.
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$28
208965
du Maurier, Daphne (Introduction by Patrick McGrath; Helen Smithson, illus.)
Don't Look Now - Folio Society edition And Other Stories
The Folio Society, London, 2007.
First printing: octavo; hardcover, full decorated cloth; 331pp., with a colour frontispiece, and 8 plates likewise. Minor wear. Near fine in a like slipcase.
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$35
97301
Eliot, T.S.
The Four Quartets - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 1968.
First printing. Octavo; hardcover; cloth boards with black upper board and spine titles on red labels; 55pp., on beige stock. Mild wear; spine and adjacent slightly browned with a few spots and labels faded. Slipcase chipped at corners with a few small scrapes at edges. Very good otherwise.
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$25
94398
Gibbons, Stella (Quentin Blake, illus.)
Cold Comfort Farm - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 1997.
Reprint: octavo; hardcover, full decorated Berkeley linen cloth with gilt spine titling; 203pp., with a colour frontispiece and 7 plates likewise. Minor wear; very good in a like slipcase.
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$28
205436
Godden, Rumer (Foreword by Jane Murray Flutter; Introduction by Jane Asher; Aafke Brouwer, illus.)
The Greengage Summer - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 2000.
First printing. Royal octavo; hardcover, full decorated cloth with gilt decorations and spine titles; 171pp., with a monochrome frontispiece, 11 plates and many illustrations likewise. Minor wear; spine lightly sunned. Near fine in a somewhat scuffed slipcase.
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$26
92261
Grahame, Kenneth (Introduction by Alan Bennett; James Lynch, illus.)
Wind in the Willows - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 1995.
First printing. Octavo; hardcover; in watered silk with gilt spine titles and upper board decoration; 206pp., with 8 colour plates. Minor wear; few faint spots to the upper text block edge; spine slightly faded. Very good to near fine in a like slipcase.
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$30
70107
Graves, Robert (Raleigh Trevelyan, intro.)
Goodbye to All That - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 1981.
First printing. Octavo; hardcover, illustrated boards with gilt spine titling and endpaper maps; 295pp., top edges dyed yellow, with many monochrome illustrations. Mild wear; slightly browned spine. Very good to near fine in a slightly worn slipcase.
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$30
205431
Greene, Graham (Geoff Grandfield, illus.)
Brighton Rock - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 1997.
First printing. Octavo; hardcover, full cloth with illustrated and titled upper board; 289pp., with a monochrome frontispiece and 7 plates likewise. Very minor wear. Fine in a somewhat scuffed slipcase.
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$30
75925
Hemingway, Ernest (Introduction by David Hughes, ed.; Ian Beck, illus.)
Short Stories - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 1986.
First printing: octavo; hardcover, quarter bound in cloth with illustrated papered boards and gilt spine-titling on a red label ; 272pp., top edges dyed red, with a monochrome frontispiece and many plates likewise. Minor wear; a few scattered spots on text block edges. Very good to near fine in a mildly worn slipcase.
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$30
14818
MacDonell, A G (Intro. Hugo Vickers & illus. Peter Brookes)
England, Their England - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 1986.
First printing. Hardcover, octavo; yellow cloth illustrated boards with brown spine titling, cream endpapers; 185pp., monochrome illustrations, top edges dyed dark red. Minor wear; near fine in like tan slipcase with light wear to corners.
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$28
56925
Mortimer, John (Paul Cox, illus.)
Rumpole - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 1994.
Reprint. Octavo; hardcover, with silver gilt spine titles and upper board decoartaions; 362pp., with many monochrome illustrations. Minor wear. Near fine in a slightly scuffed slip-case. "... Rumpole's appeal lay in the very idea of defence: here was a drinker and dreamer defending us all against injustice, the law's absurdity and our own mistakes. The part was played by Leo McKern, whose acting, Mortimer said, 'was where I hope my writing will be, about two feet above the ground, a little larger than life, but always taking off from reality'. Rumpole ran, rather raggedly at times, to a lengthy series of novels, collections of stories and TV series (the last novel appeared in 2007). In an aside Clive James summarised Rumpole as a small mercy for which he thanked heaven.... He wrote as easily as he talked, and his spell on the page sprang from the personality of the prose. Somewhere he describes his memories as 'illustrations of the vanished professional, middle-class world of England between the wars; or the snapshots of an only child who had, in those slow-moving days, much time to notice things'. His snaps were vivid. The two volumes of autobiography, in 1982 Clinging to the Wreckage, followed by Murderers & Other Friends in 1994, are less confessions than celebrations. He dodges in and out of strings of anecdote that between the lines reveal all he thinks you need to know of him, but nothing like the whole; their superficiality runs disingenuously deep. They are class acts. " - David Hughes
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$30
97829
Sassoon, Siegfried (John Lawrence, illus.)
Sherston's Progress - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 1974.
First printing. Octavo; hardcover, in full decorated cloth, with gilt spine titles on a brown label; 172pp., top edges dyed orange, with a monochrome frontispiece and many illustrations likewise. Minor wear; some scuffing to the spine label. Slipcase mildly rubbed. Near fine.
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$25
33039
Somerville, E., and Martin Ross
Experiences of an Irish R.M. - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 1984.
First printing. Hardcover, green cloth, octavo 267pp. Fine in a like slipcase.
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$25
39719
Spark, Muriel (Beryl Cook, illus.)
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 1999.
Reprint: quarto; hardcover, full decorated cloth with gilt spine titles on a black label; 152pp., with a colour frontispiece and 5 plates likewise. Minor wear. Fine in a like slipcase.
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$32
207808
Stanislavski, Constantin (Introduction by Simon Callow; J.J. Robbins, trans.)
My Life in Art - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 2000.
First printing. Octavo; hardcover, full decorated cloth; 454pp., with 16pp. of monochrome plates. Minor wear. Near fine in a like slipcase.
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$35
201840
Steinbeck, John (Introdution by Jay Parini; John Holder, illus.)
Travels with Charley - Folio Society edition in Search of America
The Folio Society, London, 2006.
Reprint: octavo; hardcover, full cloth, with decorated upper board, silver-gilt upper board decorations and spine titles and decorated front endpapers; 241pp., with a monochrome frontispiece, many illustrations and 11 plates likewise. Minor wear. Near fine in a like slipcase.
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$30
56924
Tey, Josephine (Paul Hogarth, illus.; Introduction by Antonia Fraser)
The Franchise Affair - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 2001.
First printing. Octavo; hardcover, with silver-gilt spine-titling and decorated boards; 254pp., with a monochrome frontispiece and 9 plates likewise. Near fine in a like slipcase. Robert Blair was about to knock off from a slow day at his law firm when the phone rang. It was Marion Sharpe on the line, a local woman of quiet disposition who lived with her mother at their decrepit country house, The Franchise. It appeared that she was in some serious trouble: Miss Sharpe and her mother were accused of brutally kidnapping a demure young woman named Betty Kane. Miss Kane's claims seemed highly unlikely, even to Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard, until she described her prison - the attic room with its cracked window, the kitchen, and the old trunks - which sounded remarkably like The Franchise. Yet Marion Sharpe claimed the Kane girl had never been there, let alone been held captive for an entire month! Not believing Betty Kane's story, Solicitor Blair takes up the case and, in a dazzling feat of amateur detective work, solves the unbelievable mystery that stumped even Inspector Grant.
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$30
76703
Thomas, Dylan (Introduction by Douglas Cleverdon, ed.; Ceri Richards, illus.)
Under Milk Wood - Folio Society edition A Play for Voices
The Folio Society, London, 2004.
Reprint: octavo; hardcover, full-cloth with decorated upper board and gilt spine titles; 93pp. with a colour frontispiece and 8 plates likewise. Very minor wear. Near fine in a like slipcase.
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$25
48348
Thurber, James (Tim Wilkinson, ed.)
My Life and Hard Times and Other Observations - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 1980.
First printing. Octavo; hardcover, full illustrated cloth with gilt spine titling; 253pp, top edges dyed blue, monochrome illustrations by the author. Minor wear. Near fine in a lightly spotted slipcase.
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$28
7844
Waugh, Evelyn (Beryl Cook, illus.)
The Loved One - Folio Society edition An Anglo-American Tragedy
The Folio Society, London, 1993.
Reprint. Quarto; hardcover, with gilt spine titles on a red label, an upper board decoration and decorative endpapers; 107pp., with a colour frontispiece and seven plates likewise. Minor wear. Fine in a slightly scuffed slipcase.
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$30
89683
Waugh, Evelyn (Introduction by Frederic Raphael; Leonard Rosoman, illus.)
Brideshead Revisited - Folio Society edition The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder
The Folio Society, London, 1995.
First printing: octavo; hardcover, decorated boards with gilt spine titling; 275pp., with many colour illustrations. Minor wear; a few tiny spots on upper text block edge. Near fine otherwise in slipcase with a few marks and some slight rubbing.
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$30