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Everyone is welcome to post your FS titles here. just to share the joy and provide some real world images of the book.
The Kelmscott Chaucer
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Thanks for posting these beautiful images! I'm quite excited now that The Kelmscott Chaucer is on it's way to me.
1> Your photos are an invitation to read Chaucer in this splendid edition. Can many of us here read this original text? What would be the best companion book to be able to decipher it?
I think this book is too big in size to read comfortably. but a good one to drool over. and i cannot read middle english. I hope someone on this forum can point us to some good companion book .
Nearly 40 yrs ago I had to read The Canterbury Tales in ME for school. The companion text was by Daniel Cook, and it was published by Doubleday.
Forsaking any companion text, I actually find reading ME much easier than the text messages and facebook postings I get from my son and daughter
Really great pictures, are you a professional photographer? I loved the added touch of laying the miniature Devil's Dictionary on top of the massive Chaucer.
Thank you for the information.
I am not a professional photographer, really glad that you find it lovely. thank you for the compliment
Nice pictures. You show these books a lot better then FS does on their website.
Try the Penguin Classics "First Fragment", which has very extensive translations of difficult words (or rather, familiar words in unfamiliar spellings). I'd suggest getting a reading of the text in Middle English. CDs are available, and there are no doubt many versions uploaded on the Net.
Armed with this, I was able to go on and read the rest of the Tales in the Everyman edition, which has much scantier notes - and I have no aptitude for languages at all.
The Riverside Chaucer of course has equally good notes/translations of words, and contains the whole of Chaucer's surviving works, but has the downside of being a heavy textbook with small print.
Thanks for the hints for companions to the Kelmscott. But... Oh no... I'm not going to order it... And though, it's on sale now, and perhaps sold out very soon... Why have you posted these pictures, kafkachen?
Pepys, I am sorry these pictures are confusing the mind, but i can assure you the real book looks even better. ^^
You are quite the photographer! I wish I could take pictures as half as nice as these.
Both of these are ones that I want very badly, and seeing these photos has made me 100% sure that they're worth it. Will be looking for reasonably-priced copies of these on AbeBooks in the next couple of months.
Thank you .
Definitely not easy to capture the 'silk' cover in picture.
kafkachen, I think they're better in one thread. If you're worried about the size for people with slower connections, you could always post clickable thumbnails instead. Photobucket will generate them automatically, and then you just copy/paste the code here.
There is actually a Flickr group for photos of Folio Society books, which doesn't get used as much as it could be.
Sorry, the link isn't posting correctly, will try again later.
Your photographs are truly fantastic. If the FS have any sense they will hire you as their official photographer - the official FS photographs are poor in comparison. I particularly like the Kelmscott, Beowulf and Lost Illusions shots. That 3rd shot of the page edges is wonderful.
Hmmm, someone has some nice camera gear! 5D Mark II and a 35mm f/1.4... Beautiful work!
Truly stunning pictures. Makes me want to buy the books all over again!
Thanks, but links or flicker do not provide the candid effect.
Thank you , FS photographs is good enough, though sometime it seems more like a scan to me, yet they have more photos then other vendor. after a busy day, shooting some photo can actually lift off the pressure.
Yes it is a canon, and the 35mm, it might be more interesting if i have a micro-lens.
I always enjoy the sense of humor in your comment.
AWESOME! You did a fantastic job of capturing the sparkling cover of The Gentleman's Daughter, the FS didn't even come close. As for the pictures of The Physiology of Taste, it's almost enough to make me forget I want the Fisher translation and order it anyway... must resist.
I think the secret of good photos is as much about the lighting as it is about the camera - although a good one helps, of course!
Great photos, so tactile it makes one want to reach out for the books!
Hey all, a new project of mine that will be showcasing books from publishers like The Folio Society is now live over at http://thebookblog.com. The first book is The Wind in the Willows. Here are a few of the pics, you can check out the site to see them all, and at much larger sizes:
My copy of Wind In The Willows has a loop of thread sticking out of the binding into one of the pages about two thirds of the way through the book. It seems like something far too minor to complain about, especially considering it was a "free gift" with the joining offer, but it's still annoying knowing that it's there.
Johni - that's unfortunate, I'd be hesitant to ask for a replacement for such a minor thing too, but I'd be equally annoyed as well. Ever tried cutting it with a razor blade? :)
No, I can't say I have. I'd be too worried about causing more damage. I don't know if it might cause problems with the binding or something.
Maybe I'll have to try to get myself another one at some point and give that one as a gift.
>83. Hey tag83, nice blog. I like your design. Between yours, Books and Vines, and LT, it will keep my book fetish satisfied.
Johni - It might indeed. I love to give books as gifts to people who I think will appreciate them.
Brother S. - thanks :)
Thanks for the lovely photos - I was very pleased with The Physiology of Taste when I got it recently. Beautiful pics, lovely thick paper, a beautiful production. It was one of my sale picks that really pleased.
I love all the photos, I am sure this will become a very popular and well used thread. I can't wait to see others, it makes you want to collect as many Folio Society titles as you can, very addicting.
Very impressive, elegant design for your blog with excellent pictures. Congratulations!
Great pics - better than Folio website. I can feel my wallet opening again!!
Thanks drasvola! :)
41 > I know the feeling, looking at kafkachen's pics of the Gentleman's Daughter and the Physiology of taste really made me want to go and order my own copies right away, but I just picked up a copy of the LE Moby Dick so I'll have to restrain myself for a while!
Thanks for the nice pictures. I don't have the willow book yet, waiting to see if it would be include in some offer .
When I started to join FS, the Wind in the Willows LE and the rubayiat LE had been sold out.
43 > Same here, I'm really sorry I missed TWITW LE! I sent you a message by the way :)
A local bookstore has a number of folio society books (among other rare books) in photographs here: http://www.facebook.com/GOHD.Books
Hey All. After shooting a book from Subterranean Press as my last post, I'm going to do another Folio Society book. These are the books I currently own (I'm a new member :). Anyone have a particular preference as to what they want to see more pictures of?
Grimm’s Fairy Tales
Metamorphosis and Other Stories
The Secret Garden
The Remains of the Day
The Arabian Nights
The Fables of Aesop
Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales
Perrault's Fairy Tales
The Campaigns of Napoleon
The Story of the Renaissance
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