East of the Sun, West of the Moon: A Taschen vs Folio Society Comparison

Taschen Edition Folio Society Calla Editions For this post I’ll be focusing on a comparison between two of the loveliest editions of East of the Sun, West of the Moon with Kay Nielsen’s incomparable illustrations. I think these are some of the most exquisite illustrations in children’s literature of all time. First Read more…

Hidden Secrets in the Folio Society’s edition of The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

A very quick post this time – I’m starting a new series on ‘hidden secrets’ in books that you might not have seen before. This first one is an overview of the hidden flip book inside the Commentary volume of the Folio Society’s Little Prince set by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Read more…

Rare Folio Society Special Bindings

One of the rarest folio society books ever produced was a special limited edition binding of Hermsprong by Robert Bage. During the late 1950’s a number of Folio Society members were interested in having the option to buy the Society’s books in specially bound and signed limited editions. So in Read more…

Folio Society ‘Classic’ Fairy Tale Collection

  This video reviews what I would call a ‘loose’ collection of classic fairy tales by the Folio Society. The books were not officially released as part of a collection, but the size and binding designs are complementary, and most of the works are facsimiles of volumes that were released Read more…