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Edited: Mar 30, 3:06am Top

FOLIO SOCIETY BOOK SERIES AND SETS
With a minimum of five books in a series or set.
Some illustrations show only a selection of the books in a series, and not the complete series.
Listed in alphabetical order by author’s surname, or series title.
Further details about these books can be found on the Complete List of Folio Society Books wiki here.

Douglas Adams Science Fiction (2010-16)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Life, The Universe and Everything
Mostly Harmless
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish

Ancient Empires

A History of the Vikings by Gwyn Jones
Empires of the Nile by Derek A. Welsby
The Aztecs by Nigel Davies
The Babylonians by H. W. F. Saggs
The Celts by Nora Chadwick
The Egyptians by Alan Gardiner
The Hittites by O. R. Gurney
The Incas by Nigel Davies
The Maya by Norman Hammond
The Minoans by J. Lesley Fitton
The Mycenaeans / The Decipherment of Linear B by Lord William Taylour
The Normans by David C. Douglas
The Persians by J. M. Cook
The Phoenicians by Glenn E. Markoe

Artist Presentation books

Portrait of Provence: Vincent van Gogh. (1959)
Ballet Dancers: Edgar Degas. (1960)
Four Themes: Pablo Picasso. (1961)
Rembrandt: Paintings, Drawings and Etchings. (1963)
Renoir: Paintings, Drawings, Lithographs and Etchings. (1965)
Paintings, Drawings and Prints: Albrecht Durer. (1969)
Paintings, Drawings and Prints: Francisco Goya (1971)

The Arabian Nights: The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night translated by Powys Mathers & JC Mardrus (2003)
(Six volume set)


Jane Austen
(4 sets 1957-61, 1968, 1975, 2006-17, and Limited Editions 1984 & 1996)

Emma
Mansfield Park
Northanger Abbey
Persuasion
Pride and Prejudice,
Sense and Sensibility
Shorter Works (inc. Lady Susan & Love and Friendship)

Bellicose Series

The Boer War
The Campaigns of Napoleon (The Rise, The Zenith, The Decline)
The Campaigns of Wellington (The Peninsular War 1808-1811, The Peninsular War 1812-1814, The Waterloo Campaign)
The Defeat of the Spanish Armada
The English Civil War (The King's Peace, The King's War, The Trial of Charles I)
The Seven Years War
The Thirty Years War

E. F. Benson’s Mapp and Lucia Novels (1994)

Queen Lucia
Miss Mapp
Lucia in London
Mapp and Lucia
Lucia's Progress
Trouble for Lucia

Michael Bond’s Complete Paddington (2010)
(Distributed by FS but has the Harper Collins logo on the spine)

A Bear Called Paddington
More About Paddington
Paddington Helps Out
Paddington Abroad
Paddington at Large
Paddington Marches On
Paddington at Work
Paddington Goes to Town
Paddington Takes the Air
Paddington On Top
Paddington Takes the Test
Paddington Here and Now

Bronte Sisters set (1991)

Jane Eyre
The Professor
Wuthering heights
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Shirley
Villette
Agnes Grey

John Buchan (2003)

The Thirty-Nine Steps
Greenmantle
Mr Standfast
Short Stories
The Three Hostages
The Island of Sheep

Raymond Chandler’s Novels (1989)

Farewell My Lovely
Playback
The Big Sleep
The High Window
The Lady in the Lake
The Little Sister
The Long Goodbye

Agatha Christie

A Pocket Full of Rye
Body In The Library
Death on the Nile
Miss Marple Short Stories
Murder at the Vicarage
Murder on the Orient Express
Sleeping Murder
The ABC Murders
The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Winston S. Churchill’s A History of the English Speaking Peoples (2003)

Vol I The Birth of Britain
Vol II The New World
Vol III The Age of Revolution
Vol IV The Great Democracies
A History of the English-Speaking Peoples since 1900 by Andrew Roberts.

Winston Churchill’s The Second World War (2000)

Vol.1, The gathering Storm
Vol.2, Their Finest Hour
Vol.3, The Grand Alliance
Vol.4, The hinge of Fate
Vol.5, Closing the Ring
Vol.6, Triumph and Tragedy

Winston Churchill’s World Crisis (2007)

Volume 1 1911-1914
Volume 2 1915
Volume 3 1916-1918
Volume 4 The Aftermath
Volume 5 The Eastern Front

Classic Fine Editions
(large books with leather spine/silk boards)

Apocrypha
Faust
Inferno
Jerusalem
Paradise Lost
Paradiso
Purgatorio
Walden

Classical Histories

Thucydides The Peloponnesian War
Herodotus Histories
Livy The early history of Rome
Livy The war with Hannibal
Caesar The Gallic wars
Tacitus The Annals of Imperial Rome

Folio Collectables

A Christmas Carol
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Black Mischief
Cider with Rosie
Down and Out in Paris and London
Frankenstein
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Huckleberry Finn
The Diary of a Nobody
The Hound of the Baskervilles

Joseph Conrad

Almayer’s folly
Arrow of gold
Chance
Duel
Heart of darkness
Lord Jim
Mirror of the sea
Nostromo
Outcast of the islands
The rescue
The rover
The secret agent
The secret sharer
The shadow line
Typhoon
Under western eyes
Victory

Susan Cooper’s The Dark Is Rising series

Over Sea Under Stone
The Dark Is Rising
Greenwich
The Grey King
Silver On The Tree

Roald Dahl set (2002)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
James and the Giant Peach
Matilda
The BFG
The Witches

Dark Histories (Medieval Disasters)

The Black Death
The Elizabethan Underworld
The Great Fire of London
The Great Plague
The Monks of War
The Princes in the Tower
The Spanish Inquisition

Elizabeth David’s Cook Books

Mediterranean Food
Italian Food
Summer Cooking
French Country Cooking
French Provincial Cooking
Christmas
An Omelette and a Glass Of Wine

Charles Dickens
(Three incomplete sets 1952-7, 1970, 2015-17. Comprehensive sets 1981-89, 1994, 2003-7)


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes : Complete Stories (1993)

A Study in Scarlet
His Last Bow
The Adventures
The Case-Book
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Memoirs
The Return
The Sign of the Four
The Valley of Fear

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Complete Sherlock Holmes : The Short Stories (1994)

The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
The Return of Sherlock Holmes
His Last Bow
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

George Eliot’s Complete Novels (1999)

Adam Bede
The Mill on the Floss
Silas Marner
Romola
Felix Holt: The Radical
Middlemarch
Daniel Deronda

Fairy Tales Classics

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys
East of the Sun and West of the Moon
Grimm’s Fairy Tales
Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales
Perault’s Fairy Tales
Tales From Shakespeare
Tanglewood Tales
The Adventures of Robin Hood
The Arabian Nights
The Fables of Aesop

Ian Fleming’s James Bond series (2015-18)
(In issue order)

Casino Royale
Diamonds are Forever
Dr. No
From Russia With Love
Moonraker
Goldfinger
Thunderball
(Expected to expand to include all 13 of Ian Fleming's Bond novels)

Folio Press Fine Editions (1987-1991)

Barrack-room ballads, by Rudyard Kipling.
De profundis, by Oscar Wilde.
Domestic manners and private life of Sir Walter Scott, by James Hogg
Dorset poems, by William Barnes. Translations by Pauline Tennant,
Lays of ancient Rome, by Thomas Babington Macaulay.
Love poems, by Robert Graves.
Motley and other poems, by Walter de la Mare.
On the morning of Christ's nativity, & other poems, by John Milton
Peter Grimes, the poor of the borough, by George Crabbe.
Poems by Charlotte, Emily Jane & Anne Bronte.
Poems from the Greek anthology. Translated by James Michie.
Poems of war, by Wilfred Owen.
The Anglo-Saxon elegies. Translated and introduced by Kevin Crossley-Holland.
The Aspern papers, by Henry James.
The life of Dr John Donne, late Dean of St Paul's Church, London, by Izaak Walton.
The rape of the lock, an heroi-comical poem in five cantos, by Alexander Pope.
The tower, by W. B Yeats. Introduction by Bel Mooney.
The wonderful year 1603, by Thomas Dekker.
These things also are spring's, poems by Edward Thomas.
Woman in white, poems by Emily Dickinson.

Folk Tales of Britain edited by Katharine Briggs (2011)

- Legends I, II, III
- Narratives I, II, III

C.S. Forester - Hornblower Series

Saga 1:-
Mr Midshipman Hornblower
Lieutenant Hornblower
Hornblower and the Hotspur
Saga 2:-
Hornblower and the Atropos
The Happy Return
A Ship of the Line
Flying Colours

E. M. Forster’s Novels (1996)

A Passage to India
A Room with a View
Howards End
Maurice
The Longest Journey
Where Angels Fear to Tread

Elizabeth Gaskell

Wives and Daughters
North and South
Mary Barton
Sylvia’s lovers
Ruth

Edward Gibbon’s History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
(Published progressively 1983 to 1991, and 8 volume set 1995)

Vol I - The Turn of the Tide (1983)
Vol II - Constantine and the Christian Empire (1984)
Vol III - The revival and collapse of Paganism (1985)
Vol IV - The end of the Western Empire (1986)
Vol V - Justinian and the Roman law (1987)
Vol VI - Mohammed and the rise of the Arabs (1988)
Vol VII - The Normans in Italy and the crusades (1989)
Vol VIII - The fall of Constantinople and the Papacy in Rome (1990)
Memoirs of My Life by Edward Gibbon (1991)

Graham Greene

- THE COMPLETE ENTERTAINMENTS (1996)
A Gun for Sale
Our Man in Havana
Stamboul Train
The Confidential Agent
The Ministry of Fear
The Third Man
- THE GREAT NOVELS (1997)
A Burnt Out Case
Brighton Rock
The End of the Affair
The Heart of the Matter
The Power and the Glory
The Quiet American
- OTHERS
The Comedians,
The Human Factor.
Travels with my Aunt

Great Philosophers of the Ancient World

Aristotle - Ethics
Cicero - On the Good Life
Lucretius - On the Nature of Things
Marcus Aurelius - Meditations
Plato - The republic
Seneca - Letters from a Stoic
(All except "Meditations" were also issued as a five volume single slipcase set)

Greek Tragedies (2011)

I Aeschylus
II Sophocles
III Euripedes
IV Euripedes
V Euripedes

Thomas Hardy

A Changed Man
A Group Of Noble Dames
A Laodicean
A Pair Of Blue Eyes
Desperate Remedies
Far From The Madding Crowd
Jude The Obscure
Life’s Little Ironies
Selected Poems
Tess Of The d’Urbervilles
The Hand Of Ethelberta
The Mayor Of Casterbridge
The Return Of The Native
The Trumpet–Major
The Woodlanders
Two On A Tower
Under The Greenwood Tree/The Well Beloved
Wessex Tales

Ernest Hemingway (1999)

(There are two different bindings for this set)
A Farewell To Arms
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Short Stories
The Old Man And the Sea
The Sun Also Rises
To Have And Have Not

The Folio History of Ancient Greece (2002)

The Lyric Age
The Persian Wars
The Classical Age
The Hellenistic Age
The World of Odysseus

History of England series edited by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto. (1999-2001)
(Binding variant - brown binding)

Britannia: A History of Roman Britain
Anglo-Saxon England
Early Medieval England
England in the Latter Middle Ages
England under the Tudors
England under the Stuarts
England in the Eighteenth Century
England in the Age of Improvement 1783-1867
Victorian England
Edwardian England
England 1914-1945
England 1945-2000

Thomas Hodgkin’s Barbarian Invasion of the Roman Empire (2000-03)

The Visigothic invasion
The Huns and the Vandals
The Ostrogoths
The Imperial Restoration
The Lombard Invasion
The Lombard Kingdom
The Frankish Invasion
The Frankish Empire

Great Humourists
(Originally all bound in gold/silver/bronze material but some re-released in greens and blue buckram)

A Treasury of Mark Twain
More Pick of Punch
The Best After Dinner Stories
The Best of Dorothy Parker
The Best of the Marx Brothers
The Best of the Raconteurs
The Cream of Noel Coward
The Genius of James Thurber
The Pick of Punch
The Plums of PG Wodehouse
The Wit of Oscar Wilde

Kings and Queens of Britain

William the Conqueror (2004)
Henry VIII (2004)
Mary Queen of Scots (2004)
Richard III (2005)
Elizabeth I (2005)
Queen Victoria (2007)

Rudyard Kipling’s Short Stories (2005)

Vol.1, Plain Tales from the Hills, Soldiers Three and other stories
Vol.2, Wee Willie Winkie and other stories and Life's Handicap
Vol.3, Many Inventions and The Day's Work
Vol.4, Traffics and Discoveries, Actions and Reactions and A Diversity of Creatures
Vol.5, A Diversity of Creatures (continued), Debits and Credits and Limits and Renewals

Rudyard Kipling’s Works (1996)

Captain Courageous
Just So Stories
Kim
Poems
Pook of Puck's Hill
Rewards and Fairies
Short Stories
Stalky & Co.
The Jungle Book
The Second Jungle Book

Andrew Lang's Fairy Books
(In chronological order – dates are first edition not FS)

Blue Fairy Book (1889)
Red Fairy Book (1890)
Green Fairy Book (1892)
Yellow Fairy Book (1894)
Pink Fairy Book (1897)
Grey Fairy Book (1900)
Violet Fairy Book (1901)
Crimson Fairy Book (1903)
Brown Fairy Book (1904)
Orange Fairy Book (1906)
Olive Fairy Book (1907)
Lilac Fairy Book (1910)
Nursery Rhyme Book

C. S. Lewis’ Narnia Novels (1996)
(There are two different bindings for this set)

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Magician's Nephew
The Horse and His Boy
Prince Caspian
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The Silver Chair
The Last Battle

Limited Editions – Large Quarter Leather Bound series

Gulliver's Travels.
Just So Stories
Wind in the Willows
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayam
Alice in Wonderland
Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Limited Edition - Leather Bound and Solander Boxed series

Aeneid
Decameron
Don Quixote
Les Miserables
Moby Dick
Ulysses
War & Peace

Lives of the Founding Fathers (2008)

Alexander Hamilton (withdrawn soon after issue due to copyright issues)
Benjamin Franklin
George Washington
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson

Lost Cities of the Ancient World (2005)

Petra
Pompeii
Knossos
Troy
Babylon

Macaulay’s History of England (2009)

The History of England from 1485 to 1685
The History of England from the accession of James II (5 volumes)
The History of England in the Eighteenth Century

Medieval Life (2001-02)

Medieval People by Eileen Powers
Medieval Women by Eileen Powers
Life In a Medieval Castle by Joseph and Frances Gies
Life In a Medieval City by J & F Gies
Life In a Medieval Village by J & F Gies

Myths and Legends

Aeneid, The
British Myths and LegendsFS
Celtic Myths and Legends
Epics of the Middle Ages
Greek Myths
Histories (Herodotus)
Icelandic Sagas I, The
Icelandic Sagas II, The
Iliad, The
Irish Myths and Legends
Legends of King Arthur
Legends of the Grail
Legends of the Ring
Metamorphoses
Myths & Legends of Russia
Myths and Legends of Ancient Rome
Myths and Legends of India
Myths and Legends of the Ancient Near East
Odyssey, The
Peloponnesian War, The

E. Nesbit’s Adventures of the Treasure Seekers, and Adventures of the Five Children
(Two binding variations)

- Adventures of the Treasure Seekers
The Treasure Seekers
The New Treasure Seekers
The Wouldbegoods
- Adventures of the Five Children,
Five Children and It
The Phoenix and the Carpet
The Story of the Amulet

Northanger Set of Horrid Novels (1968)
(Title taken from Northanger Abbey in which Miss Thorpe recommends a collection of 'horrid' novels to Catherine Morland)

Castle of Wolfenbach by Eliza Parsons
Clermont by Regina Maria Roche
The Mysterious Warning by Eliza Parsons
The Necromancerby Karl Friedrich Kahler
The Midnight Bell by Francis Lathom
The Orphan of the Rhine by Eleanor Sleath
Horrid Mysteries by Carl Grosse

Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin books (2008-13)
(In chronological order)

Master and Commander
Post Captain
H.M.S. Surprise
The Mauritius Command
Desolation Island
The Fortune of War
The Surgeon's Mate
The Ionian Mission
Treason's Harbour
The Far Side of the World
The Reverse of the Medal
The Letter of Marque
The Thirtee-Gun Salute
The Nutmeg of Consolation
Clarissa Oakes
The Wine-Dark Sea
The Commodore
The Yellow Admiral
The Hundred Days
Blue at the Mizzen

George Orwell

- Novels (2001)
Burmese Days
A Clergyman's Daughter
Keep the Aspidistra Flying
Coming Up for Air
Nineteen Eighty-Four
- Reportage (1998)
Homage to Catalonia
Down and Out in Paris and London
Funny, But Not Vilgar
My Country Right or Left
The Road to Wigan Pier

The Diary of Samuel Pepys Limited Edition (2003)
(11 volume set)


Pliny The Elder’s Natural History (2012)
(Five volume set.)


Poets, Folio Series
(In publication order)

Keats
Wordsworth
Coleridge
Kipling
Donne
Tennyson
Yeats
Shelley
Byron

Poetry Miniatures

The Pied Piper of Hamelin – Robert Browning 1992
Sir Patrick Spens and Other Ballads – Jane Lydbury Illus. 1993
The Raven – Edgar Allan Poe 1995
Fifty Epigrams – illus Peter Forster 1996
The Garden & other poems - Andrew Marvell
Fifty Love Poems - illus Simon Brett
The Lady of Shalott - Alfred Lord Tennyson

The Tales of Beatrix Potter (2007)

- Set 1:
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
The Tailor of Gloucester
The tale of Benjamin Bunny
The Tale of Two Bad Mice
The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy Winkle
The Tale of the Pie and the Patty Pan
The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher
The Story of Miss Moppet
The Tale of Jemina Puddle-duck
The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies
The Tale of Pigling Bland
- Set 2:
The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit
The tale of Tom Kitten
The Tale of Samuel Whiskers
The Tale of Ginger and Pickles
The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse
The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes
The Tale of Mr. Tod
Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes
The Tale of Jonny Town-Mouse
Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes
The Tale of Little Pig Robinson

Marcel Proust’s In Search Of Lost Time (2000)

1 Swann's Way
2 Within a Budding Grove
3 The Guermantes Way
4 Sodom and Gomorrah
5 The Captive
6 The Fugitive Time Regained

Mary Renault's Greek Dramas (2013-17)

Fire From Heaven
The Perian Boy
Funeral Games
The King Must Die
The Bull From the Sea

Rulers of the Ancient World

Alexander the Great by Robin Lane Fox
Cleopatra by Jack Lindsay
Hannibal by Ernle Bradford
Julius Caesar by Christian Meier
Nero by Michael Grant

Rural Britain Hand Marbled series

Memoirs of a Georgian Rake by William Hickey
Natural History & Antiquities of Selborne.
Our Village by Mary Russell Mitford
Rides Around Britain by John Byng
The Diary of a Country Parson
The Diary of a Village Shopkeeper by Thomas Turner

The Dorothy L Sayers Crime Collection (1998)

Strong Poison
Have His Carcase
Murder Must Advertise
The Nine Tailors
Gaudy Night

Shakespeare’s Complete Works
(Four series of incomplete sets starting in 1948. Complete sets with all 38 plays and poetry 1976, 1988, 1997 and Limited edition 1988 and Letterpress Limited Edition 2007-2013)


Short Stories of Nations

American Short Stories
English Short Stories
French Short Stories
Irish Short Stories
Japanese Short Stories
Russian Short Stories

Robert Louis Stevenson

Catriona
Jekyll & Hyde/Weir of Hermiston
Kidnapped
The Master of Ballantrae
Treasure Island

Story of the Middle Ages (1998)

The Birth of the Middle Ages by H.L.B.Moss,
The Crucible of the Middle Ages by Geoffrey Barraclough
The Making Of The Middle Ages by R.W.Southern
The High Middle Ages By John H Mundy
The Waning of the Middle Ages by J Huizinga

The Story of the Renaissance (2001)

Vol.1 The Florentine Renaissance by Vincent Cronin
Vol.2 The Flowering of the Renaissance by Vincent Cronin
Vol.3 The Renaissance in Europe by J.R. Hale
Vol.4 Europe from Renaissance to Reformation by G.R. Elton
Vol.5 Travel and Discovery in the Renaissance by Bois Penrose,

R.S. Surtees (1949-57)

Jorrocks Jaunts and Jollities
Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour
Handley Cross
Mr Facey Romford's Hounds
Plain or Ringlets
Ask Mamma
Hawbuck Grange
Hillingdon Hall

A.J.P. Taylor’s A Century of Conflict (1998)

The Struggle for Mastery in Europe Vol.1
The Struggle for Mastery in Europe Vol.2
The First World War & Its Aftermath
The Origins of the Second World War
The Second World War & Its Aftermath

Josephine Tey

A Shilling for Candles
Brett Farrer
Daughter of Time
Franchise Affair
Miss Pym Disposes
Singing Sands

J.R.R.Tolkien
(Incomplete sets 1976-79, 1990, complete set 1997 and Limited Edition 2002)

The Hobbit
The Lord of the Rings
- The Fellowship of the Ring
- The Two Towers
- The Return of the King
The Silmarillion

Anthony Trollope
(48 Volumes 1989-1999)

- The 6 Barsetshire Novels and Short Stories
The Warden, Barchester Towers, Doctor Thorne, Framley Parsonage, The Small House at Allington, The Last Chronicle of Barset
-The 6 Palliser Novels
Can You Forgive Her?, The Eustace Diamonds, Phineas Finn, The Duke’s Children,Phineas Redux, The Prime Minister
- The 4 Irish Novels
The Macdermots of Ballycloran, The Landleaguers, Castle Richmond, The Kellys and the O’Kellys
- The others
An Autobiography, An eye for an eye, An Old Man’s Love, Ayala’s Angel, Brown, Jones and Robinson, Cousin Henry, Doctor Wortle’s School, Harry Heathcote Of Gangoil: A Tale Of Australian Bush Life, He Knew He Was Right, Is He Popenjoy?, John Caldigate, Kept in the Dark, La Vendee: An Historical Romance, Lady Anna, Linda Tressel, Marion Fay, Miss Mackenzie, Mr Scarborough’s Family, Nina Balatka, Orley Farm, Rachel Ray, Ralph the Heir, Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite, The American senator, The Belton Estate, The Bertrams, The Claverings, The Fixed Period, The Golden Lion Of Granpere, The Three Clerks, The Vicar of Bullhampton, The Way We Live Now

Victorian Exploration and Travel

Captain Cook's Voyages by James Cook
History of the Conquest of Mexico by William H. Prescott
Into the Dark Continent by Henry Morton Stanley
London characters and crooks by Henry Mayhew
On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to al-Madinah and Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton
Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph by T. E. Lawrence
The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin
The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin
The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes
The Great Game: On Secret Service in High Asia by Peter Hopkirk
The Journals of Lewis and Clark {abridged, Bergon-1989} by Meriwether Lewis
The Oregon Trail by Francis Parkman
The Quest for the Northwest Passage by Glyn Williams
The Raj: An Eye-Witness History of the British in India by Roger Hudson
The Rise and Fall of the British Empire by Lawrence James
The Source of the Nile by Richard Francis Burton
The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin
William Russell Special Correspondent of the Times by Roger Hudson

Evelyn Waugh

- Comedies
Decline and Fall
Vile Bodies
Black Mischief
Scoop
A Handful of Dust
Put Out More Flags
- Sword of Honour
Unconditional Surrender
Officers and Gentlemen
Men at Arms

P.G. Wodehouse

- Jeeves Set (1996)
Ring For Jeeves, Joy in the Morning, The Mating Season, The Code of the Woosters, Right Ho, Jeeves, Thank You, Jeeves
- Jeeves Set (2000)
Aunts aren't Gentlemen, Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit , Jeeves in the offing, Much obliged, Jeeves, Stiff upper lip, Jeeves
- Jeeves Set (2010)
The Inimitable Jeeves,Carry On, Jeeves, Very Good, Jeeves!
-Best of The Blandings
Heavy Weather, Summer Lightning, Uncle Fred in the Springtime, Pigs Have Wings, Full Moon, Service With a Smile

The information below has been mined for data to update the lists above. Thanks to all who have added information including akkle, SimB, skullduggery, gdsamphier, StevieBby, SF-72, joco30, Pellias, folio_books, ellandan0891, HermeticHermit, bookfair-e, Tabby Tom and Eastonorfolio.

Further discussion and additions to this list welcome in the following thread.

THIS LIST IS NOT DEFINITIVE AND THERE ARE OTHER SERIES THAT ARE NOT INCLUDED ABOVE.
PLEASE REFER TO THE MANY POSTS BELOW TO CHECK FOR DETAILS OF OTHER SERIES DISCOVERED BY FSD MEMBERS

2NLNils
Mar 5, 2018, 2:40am Top

WOW! Very helpful and starred right away.

3groeng
Mar 5, 2018, 2:51am Top

>1 wcarter:

Thanks for this great service! I see I will need to hunt down several books in the Ancient Civilisations series...

Should complete sets of authors' novels also be included in this, e.g. Austen, Dickens, Trollope, Shakespeare etc?

4affle
Mar 5, 2018, 2:54am Top

>1 wcarter:

Rural Britain is short of the Natural History & Antiquities of Selborne.

5affle
Mar 5, 2018, 3:13am Top

The Folio Poets (publication order)

Keats
Wordsworth
Coleridge
Kipling
Donne
Tennyson
Yeats
Shelley
Byron

There are two things to watch here. Someone has put together an LT Publishers Series called the Folio Poets, but has missed one or two of these, and included a rather random list of poetry books that are not in series; this is not a helpful list. There is also a group of much earlier poetry books, referred to by Nash as an informal series, and known at the time as the Folio poets: these are smaller format quarter-bound leather books, with plain cloth on the boards, dates of publication ranging from 1948 to 1980 or 1981, depending on whether Catullus is included.

6affle
Mar 5, 2018, 3:22am Top

The Folio Press Fine Editions (twenty books) has a reliable LT Publishers Series here, and also on the wiki:

http://www.librarything.com/publisherseries/Folio+Press+Fine+Editions

7wcarter
Edited: Mar 5, 2018, 3:30am Top

>4 affle:
Thanks. Added.

>3 groeng:
You may add any list that you consider relevant and useful.

8SimB
Mar 5, 2018, 4:08am Top

A couple I can think of..

RS Surtees (the first ever FS series..of which your Jorrocks was the first)

Jorrocks Jaunts and Jollities
Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour
Handley Cross
Mr Facey Romford's Hounds
Plain or Ringlets
Ask Mamma
Hawbuck Grange
Hillingdon Hall

To add to Agatha Christie

A Pocket Full of Rye
Sleeping Murder

Elizabeth David Cook Books

Mediterranean Food
Italian Food
Summer Cooking
French Provincial Cooking
Christmas
An Omelette and a Glass Of Wine

Popular Humour Series

The Pick of Punch
The Best of Dorothy Parker
The Genius of James Thurber
The Best After Dinner Stories
The Best of the Marx Brothers
(maybe others)

Trollope, Hardy, Green, Tolkien all fit the mandate

9folio_books
Mar 5, 2018, 4:20am Top

This is an excellent and very useful resource, Warwick. We now seem to be in the process of adding to and editing. When done with that the whole thing should be added to the Wiki. But of course you've already thought of that!

10wcarter
Mar 5, 2018, 4:36am Top

>8 SimB:
Agatha Chritie titles added to original list. Thank you.

>9 folio_books:
You read my mind. Yes, in due course, this thread will be linked to as a wiki resource instead of the fragmented series links currently present on the wiki.

11drasvola
Mar 5, 2018, 5:20am Top

Very useful. Thanks to all!

12affle
Mar 5, 2018, 5:25am Top

Conrad:

Almayer’s folly
Arrow of gold
Chance
Duel
Heart of darkness
Lord Jim
Mirror of the sea
Nostromo
Outcast of the islands
The rescue
The rover
The secret agent
The secret sharer
The shadow line
Typhoon
Under western eyes
Victory

13affle
Mar 5, 2018, 5:32am Top

Ancient philosophers:

Plato The republic
Aristotle Ethics
Cicero On the good life
Seneca Letters from a Stoic
Lucretius On the nature of things
Marcus Aurelius Meditations

14skullduggery
Edited: Mar 5, 2018, 6:25am Top

Not sure how you want to handle the Agatha Christie “set”.

There are the recent ones illustrated by Andrew Davidson - Styles, ABC, Orient, Nile (which you have above) are part of the Poirot Novels set (released separately or in a boxed set); while Rye, Sleeping (in your list above) as well as Body In The Library and Murder at the Vicarage (these two need to be added) are part of the Marple Novels set.

Marple Short Stories was released twice - recently in series with the above with illustrations by Davidson, and previously in series with the three-volume Poirot Short Stories set where all four were illustrated by Christopher Brown.

There have also been a few one-offs, e.g. And Then There Were None was recently released with a different illustrator (David Lupton) so not in series binding (presumably because it’s not Poirot or Marple).

15skullduggery
Edited: Mar 5, 2018, 6:23am Top

>8 SimB: To add to the popular humour set (which was called “Folio Society Great Humorists/Humourists” at some stage according to my notes)

The Cream of Noel Coward
A Treasury of Mark Twain*
The Plums of PG Wodehouse
The Wit of Oscar Wilde*
More Pick of Punch
The Best of the Raconteurs

*The originals were all bound in gold/silver/bronze material but some seem to have recently been re-released in more normal colored buckram (greens and blues)

16skullduggery
Mar 5, 2018, 6:22am Top

The Dark Is Rising series by Susan Cooper
Over Sea Under Stone
The Dark Is Rising
Greenwich
The Grey King
Silver On The Tree

Is there a feeling either way on boxed sets where the books weren’t released separately?

E.g. 2x matching Sherlock sets (5 vols stories; 4 vols novels), Best of Ronald Dahl (7 vols), Narnia (7 vols), Katharine Briggs Folk & Fairy Tales (2x sets of 3 vols), Adventures of Richard Hannay, etc

17gdsamphier
Mar 5, 2018, 6:28am Top

Do single slipcased sets of five count? If so, there's

Orwell:

Burmese Days
A Clergyman's Daughter
Keep the Aspidistra Flying
Coming Up for Air
Nineteen Eighty-Four

and

Buchan

The Thirty-Nine Steps
Greenmantle
Mr Standfast
The Three Hostages
The Island of Sheep

18gdsamphier
Edited: Mar 5, 2018, 7:25am Top

>16 skullduggery: Just beat me as I was typing.

edited to add a missing word.

19StevieBby
Mar 5, 2018, 6:39am Top

Under popular humour:

More pick of Punch
The Wit of Oscar Wilde

I'm under the impression "The Trial of the Templars" and even "The Gunpowder Plot" belongs to the Medieval Disasters series (despite the latter being neither of those!)

Also:
Richard Hannay
The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes
Hemmingway
H G Wells
Stevenson
Wodehouse
Waugh (?)
Elizabeth Gaskell
Orwell
Brontë
E F Benson (The Mapp and Lucia Novels)
Susan Cooper
George Eliot
Fitzgerald
Henry James
E. Nesbit (The Adventures of the Five Children & The Adventures of the Treasure Seekers = 6 volumes)
...

I do think you ought to include series with four, three and even two titles!

Hope you got your sledge!

20Levin40
Edited: Mar 5, 2018, 7:26am Top

Don't forget Tolkien. Technically 5 books.

Then there is Graham Greene: two sets of six volumes each plus, in a similar style but individually sold, The Comedians, Travels with my Aunt and The Human Factor.

Folio have done Wodehouse many times, but the series that sticks out is the 20-volume set with the same overall design and wrap-around covers illustrations by Paul Cox. It comprises of the first Jeeves novels (6-volume set), the second Jeeves novels (5-volume set), the Jeeves short stories (3-volume set) and the Blandings novels (6 volume set).

Edited to add: also two sets of Arthur Ransome, 11 volumes in total.

21SF-72
Edited: Mar 5, 2018, 11:44am Top

Rosemary Sutcliff:

The Eagle of the Ninth
The Silver Branch
The Lantern Bearers
same size and similar spine design, but different illustrator:
The Mark of the Horse Lord

Maybe also the set with the Complete Greek Tragedies?

edited to add: I overlooked the 5 book requirement, but agree that it would make sense to include smaller sets, too, which is why I'll leave the Sutcliffs up for the time being.

22Jayked
Mar 5, 2018, 9:04am Top

"Victorian Storytellers" is a strange category. None of the Swift, Kipling or Grahame novels was published during her reign, and the original Rubaiyat (which is hardly a story) preceded it.

23Lady19thC
Mar 5, 2018, 9:11am Top

Austen, Bronte, Dickens, Eliot, Hardy, Gaskell, Trollope, Collins, Forster, DuMaurier.

24joco30
Edited: Mar 5, 2018, 9:54am Top

>19 StevieBby: I do think you ought to include series with four, three and even two titles!

I also think you shouldn't limit it to "at least 5".
"Multiple books or sets that are sold separately but clearly belong together" would be better I think.

For example:

The Dam Busters + The Great Escape + Reach for the Sky
God's Englishman + The World Turned Upside Down
Folk tales of Britain Legends + Narratives
...
I can't imagine that one would buy only one of these books or sets without also wanting the other ones.

Didn't see anyone mention the Folio Collectibles yet:

Huckleberry Finn
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
The Diary of a Nobody
Black Mischief
Cider with Rosie
Down and Out in Paris and London
Frankenstein
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
The Hound of the Baskervilles
A Christmas Carol

25Pellias
Edited: Mar 5, 2018, 10:36am Top

Thomas Hodgkin `The Barbarian invasion of the roman empire`: set of eight single slipcased https://www.librarything.com/pic/4674812

The Visigothic invasion
The huns and the vandals
The Ostrogoths
The Imperial restoration
The Lombard invasion
The Lombard kingdom
The Frankish invasion
The Frankish empire

https://www.librarything.com/pic/4720969 (unsure what name this set goes by, if any)

The limited "cheap" editions (at one point) - (some now very expensive)

Moby Dick
Ulysses
Aeneid
Les Miserables
War & Peace
Don Quixote

Edited: To add picture to the Thomas Hodgkin set

26garyjbp
Mar 5, 2018, 11:45am Top

How about perhaps the first series of all?

the complete set of Shakespeare's plays, published in individual volumes between 1950 and 1975

27kdweber
Mar 5, 2018, 11:48am Top

>1 wcarter: I've always considered The Princes in the Tower to be part of the Medieval Disasters series.

28folio_books
Mar 5, 2018, 12:05pm Top

>27 kdweber:

Yes, most certainly. But not The Trial of the Templars or The Gunpowder Plot, neither of which were clothed in the series binding.

>19 StevieBby: I do think you ought to include series with four, three and even two titles!

Well, no. I think five is a sensible compromise and I'm happy to work with that. I've limited my own thinking to a minimum of five.

>24 joco30: Didn't see anyone mention the Folio Collectibles yet

Quite.

29Andreas12
Edited: Mar 5, 2018, 12:18pm Top

OT: Quick question; is there a thread here on LT where one could discuss selling LEs? I may have a number of them to sell. Or would the best thing be to create a new thread, or perhaps that would go against the site rules.

30folio_books
Mar 5, 2018, 12:37pm Top

>29 Andreas12:

You can discuss the idea by all means but you can't use FSD as a forum to sell your books. It has never been well received in the past.

31Andreas12
Mar 5, 2018, 1:10pm Top

Very well. Thank you.

32Sorion
Edited: Mar 5, 2018, 2:17pm Top

An excellent and very helpful idea!

33elladan0891
Mar 5, 2018, 2:42pm Top

Hemingway: a set comprising of The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell To Arms, To Have And Have Not, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and The Old Man And the Sea, plus matching volume of short stories. There were 2 if not 3 versions of bindings of the novels set/short stories, all with the same internals.

5 volumes of Stevenson:
Kidnapped, Catriona, The Master of Ballantrae, Treasure Island, Jekyll & Hyde/Weir of Hermiston

34bookfair_e
Mar 5, 2018, 2:46pm Top

A.J.P. Taylor’s A Century of Conflict was a five volume boxed set. At least two of the titles from this set: The Origins of the Second World War and The Second World War and its Aftermath, (volumes IV and V respectively from the boxed set) were both published separately in individual slipcases. Were all five titles published individually?

35podaniel
Mar 5, 2018, 3:13pm Top

I have five copies of YRTTD--does that count as a series?

36Eastonorfolio
Mar 5, 2018, 3:56pm Top

Would anyone consider the FS 'Classic' Fairy Tales a series?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFHBmjfgM3A

37HermeticHermit
Mar 5, 2018, 4:24pm Top

Graham Greene -

The Complete Entertainments:
Stamboul Train
A Gun for Sale
The Confidential Agent
The Ministry of Fear
The Third Man
Our Man in Havana

The Great Novels:
Brighton Rock
The Power and the Glory
The Heart of the Matter
The End of the Affair
The Quiet American
A Burnt Out Case

Raymond Chandler 7 Volume Set

38wcarter
Mar 5, 2018, 4:32pm Top

I have woken up to a great deal of information, thank you all.
I limited it to a five volume minimum because including smaller series would make the database huge and unmanageable.
I will collate the information suppied above.

39wdripp
Mar 5, 2018, 4:39pm Top

>38 wcarter: Another great resource for the Wiki. I was using the complete titles list this weekend, and it was wonderful to have. Thank you for the time and effort you've put into to building the Wiki.

40wcarter
Edited: Mar 5, 2018, 6:06pm Top

The above information has now been mined for data, and the list at the start of this thread has been updated so that all the information is easily accessible.
Link added to FSD wiki here.

>6 affle:
As the Fine Press editions are already on the wiki, I will omit them here.
>14 skullduggery:
I have included all Agatha Christie in one list as both Marple and Porot books are bound in a similar way.
>22 Jayked:
If you have a better title for "Victorian Storytellers" please suggest it.

Thank you all for your research.

41elladan0891
Mar 5, 2018, 6:10pm Top

Also the series on wars:

The Defeat of the Spanish Armada
The Thirty Years War
The English Civil War, set of 3: The King's Peace, The King's War, The Trial of Charles I
The Seven Years War
The Campaigns of Napoleon, set of 3: The Rise, February 1793-September 1805; The Zenith, September 1805-September 1812; The Decline, September 1812-June 1815
The Boer War

Folio 60 calls it the "bellicose series"; incidentally, it mistakenly lists The Hundred Years War from 2005 as part of the series, but it doesn't have any of the common elements of the series.

On the other hand, The Mutiny of HMS Bounty, at least its later bindings, looks like it could almost match the series, although it's of different size and the font of the spine's golden title over the black label is different.

42elladan0891
Edited: Mar 5, 2018, 6:55pm Top

As >20 Levin40: pointed out correctly, Graham Greene also has 3 individual volumes that match the sets:
The Comedians, Travels with my Aunt, and The Human Factor.

George Orwell: there is also the Reportage set (not in series with the novels set):
Down And Out In Paris And London
Homage To Catalonia
Funny, But Not Vulgar
The Road To Wigan Pier
My Country Right Or Left

43elladan0891
Mar 5, 2018, 6:41pm Top

A History of England series:
- Britannia: A History of Roman Britain
- Anglo-Saxon England
- Early Medieval England
- England in the Latter Middle Ages
- England under the Tudors
- England under the Stuarts
- England in the Eighteenth Century
- England in the Age of Improvement 1783-1867
- Victorian England
- Edwardian England
- England 1914-1945
- England 1945-2000

Tolkien:
The Silmarillion
The Hobbit
The Lord of the Rings, set of 3: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King

National short stories:
American Short Stories
English Short Stories
French Short Stories
Irish Short Stories
Japanese Short Stories
Russian Short Stories

Medieval Life:
Medieval People by Eileen Powers
Medieval Women by Eileen Powers
Scenes of Medieval Life, set of 3:
Life In a Medieval Castle by Joseph and Frances Gies
Life In a Medieval City by J & F Gies
Life In a Medieval Village by J & F Gies

Series of large leather spine/silk boards Fine Editions:
Inferno
Purgatorio
Paradiso
Faust
Jerusalem
Paradise Lost
Walden

44affle
Mar 5, 2018, 6:43pm Top

Classical histories:

Thucydides The Peloponnesian War
Herodotus Histories
Livy The early history of Rome
Livy The war with Hannibal
Caesar The Gallic wars
Tacitus The annals of imperial Rome

Note that these are big brown jobs - the first two are different translations and bindings from those correctly, if inappropriately, included in the Myths and Legends list.

45bookfair_e
Mar 5, 2018, 6:53pm Top

KINGS AND QUEENS OF BRITAIN:

William the Conqueror (2004)
Henry VIII (2004)
Mary Queen of Scots (2004)
Richard III (2005)
Elizabeth I (2005)
Queen Victoria (2007)

46wcarter
Mar 5, 2018, 7:36pm Top

Good Grief!
I have opened Pandora's box - these lists are never going to end - but please keep sending them.
List at beginning of post is being progressively updated.

47Jayked
Mar 5, 2018, 7:56pm Top

>40 wcarter:
What all 6 have in common is a quarter-vellum binding and a similar presentation. 3 are children's fantasy, and some might class Gulliver thus, though I wouldn't. I wouldn't say that the content of Coleridge and particularly Fitzgerald belongs in the same group.

48elladan0891
Mar 5, 2018, 8:16pm Top

Sorry, one more 3-volume set for the Bellicose series:
The Campaigns of Wellington: The Peninsular War 1808-1811, The Peninsular War 1812-1814, The Waterloo Campaign

Ok, I'm done for the day )

49HermeticHermit
Edited: Mar 5, 2018, 10:04pm Top

Anthony Trollope (48 Volumes) 1981-1999

-The 6 Barsetshire Novels and Short Stories
The Warden
Barchester Towers
Doctor Thorne
Framley Parsonage
The Small House at Allington
The Last Chronicle of Barset

-The 6 Palliser Novels
Can You Forgive Her?
The Eustace Diamonds
Phineas Finn
The Duke’s Children
Phineas Redux
The Prime Minister

-The 4 Irish Novels
The Macdermots of Ballycloran
The Landleaguers
Castle Richmond
The Kellys and the O’Kellys

-The others
An Autobiography
An eye for an eye
An Old Man’s Love
Ayala’s Angel
Brown, Jones and Robinson
Cousin Henry
Doctor Wortle’s School
Harry Heathcote Of Gangoil: A Tale Of Australian Bush Life
He Knew He Was Right
Is He Popenjoy?
John Caldigate
Kept in the Dark
La Vendee: An Historical Romance
Lady Anna
Linda Tressel
Marion Fay
Miss Mackenzie
Mr Scarborough’s Family
Nina Balatka
Orley Farm
Rachel Ray
Ralph the Heir
Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite
The American senator
The Belton Estate
The Bertrams
The Claverings
The Fixed Period
The Golden Lion Of Granpere
The Three Clerks
The Vicar of Bullhampton
The Way We Live Now

50HermeticHermit
Mar 5, 2018, 9:22pm Top

Thomas Hardy

Far From The Madding Crowd
Selected Poems
Tess Of The d’Urbervilles
Under The Greenwood Tree/The Well Beloved
A Pair Of Blue Eyes
The Hand Of Ethelberta
The Return Of The Native
The Trumpet–Major
The Mayor Of Casterbridge
The Woodlanders
Wessex Tales
A Group Of Noble Dames
Jude The Obscure
A Laodicean
A Changed Man
Two On A Tower
Desperate Remedies
Life’s Little Ironies

51HermeticHermit
Mar 5, 2018, 10:03pm Top

P.G. Wodehouse

-Jeeves Set (1996)
Ring For Jeeves
Joy in the Morning
The Mating Season
The Code of the Woosters
Right Ho, Jeeves
Thank You, Jeeves

-Jeeves Set (2000)
Aunts aren't Gentlemen
Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit
Jeeves in the offing
Much obliged, Jeeves
Stiff upper lip, Jeeves

-Jeeves Set (2010)
The Inimitable Jeeves
Carry On, Jeeves
Very Good, Jeeves!

-Best of The Blandings
Heavy Weather
Summer Lightning
Uncle Fred in the Springtime
Pigs Have Wings
Full Moon
Service With a Smile

52bookfair_e
Mar 5, 2018, 11:46pm Top

Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire – eight volumes plus memoirs:

The History of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire
by Edward Gibbon.

Vol I - The Turn of the Tide (1983)
Vol II - Constantine and the Christian Empire (1984)
Vol III - The revival and collapse of Paganism (1985)
Vol IV - The end of the Western Empire (1986)
Vol V - Justinian and the Roman law (1987)
Vol VI - Mohammed and the rise of the Arabs (1988)
Vol VII - The Normans in Italy and the crusades (1989)
Vol VIII - The fall of Constantinople and the Papacy in Rome (1990)

And the companion volume in series binding design:

Memoirs of My Life by Edward Gibbon (1991)

********

Macaulay’s History of England – seven volumes:

The History of England in the Eighteenth Century (1980)

The History of England from 1485 to 1685 (1985)

The History of England from the accession of James II

Volumes I and II in one slipcase. Folio Press 1985.

Volumes III, IV and V in one slipcase. Folio Press 1986.

53NLNils
Mar 6, 2018, 1:40am Top

The Russian Novels

Brothers Karamazov, The (in series binding: 2008)
Crime and Punishment (1997)
Doctor Zhivago (1997)
War and Peace (1997)

Not a five book series -although overall consisting of five volumes- but worth a mention here in the thread for future reference.

54Shaliza
Edited: Mar 6, 2018, 6:12am Top

>1 wcarter: What about adding African Folk Tales to Mythology?

55wcarter
Mar 6, 2018, 6:26am Top

>54 Shaliza:
African Folk Tales is a very nice book and the topic fits in with Myths and Legends, but it is a totally different binding and presentation to the other books in this series.
A series must be consistent in binding and presentation as well as topic or author.
Sorry.

56StevieBby
Mar 6, 2018, 6:29am Top

Don't think anyone has mentioned Proust:

In Search Of Lost Time

1 Swann's Way
2 Within a Budding Grove
3 The Guermantes Way
4 Sodom and Gomorrah
5 The Captive
6 The Fugitive Time Regained

57Matthew1956
Edited: Mar 6, 2018, 9:13am Top

This is one of the best threads on here! Can someone PLEASE help put together a Gothic collections list?????

58folio_books
Mar 6, 2018, 9:39am Top

>57 Matthew1956:

There's no such thing, sadly - not in the sense of a distinct collection of Gothic tiles published by Folio. Nearest would be the NorthangerSet of Horrid Novels.

59bookfair_e
Mar 6, 2018, 10:30am Top

THE FOLIO HISTORY OF ANCIENT GREECE:

Four volume boxed set: plus The World of Odysseus

The Lyric Age
The Persian Wars
The Classical Age
The Hellenistic Age

Series binding with the above and issued separately as a single volume:

The World of Odysseus

********

LOST CITIES OF THE ANCIENT WORLD:

Five-volume boxed set. Two of these titles, Pompeii and Herculaneum, and Troy, were also published as single volumes.

Petra
Pompeii
Knossos
Troy
Babylon

********

A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING PEOPLES
Winston S. Churchill
Four-volume boxed set. 2003.

Vol I The Birth of Britain
Vol II The New World
Vol III The Age of Revolution
Vol IV The Great Democracies

A fifth volume (but not volume V) was produced by the Folio Society in 2006 bound in series with the above and issued in a single slipcase.

A History of the English-Speaking Peoples since 1900
By Andrew Roberts.

Published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson (2006) and not a Folio Society publication but has the Folio colophon on the spine.

60Pellias
Edited: Mar 6, 2018, 10:59am Top

>1 wcarter: If you feel like it - then you are most welcome to use the two links provided in >25 Pellias: , cut it out from the original picture or work whattever magic you want - to add some visibilities to the `Classical Histories` and the `Hodgkins` set

..`the Apocrypha` also belong under the `Classic fine editions` label does it not?

- and the Tolkien LE`s and the Vellum LE`s Alice in Wonderland, Wind in the Willows, Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Just so Stories, Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Gulliver`s Travels

- - -

Robin Hood as part of a set - the classic fairy tales, if that is so (and so it is), then i have some work to be done .. someday

Edited for: To change recipient for the links

61Matthew1956
Mar 6, 2018, 11:42am Top

folio_books Thanks for this. However, that set alone is so expensive and it's almost impossible to find a set that's in good condition in terms of slipcase, books, and glassine slipcases. It's so weird why the FS haven't released another version of it, or most of its other Gothic titles it published in the 1960s-80s

62StevieBby
Mar 6, 2018, 11:54am Top

Another haunch: "The Folio Book of Humorous Anecdotes" belongs to Great Humourists?

63bookfair_e
Mar 6, 2018, 2:21pm Top

>1 wcarter:

The twelve history of England titles listed above as:

History of England series by Macaulay

- are not Macaulay’s. This is Folio’s own compilation under the general editorship of Felipe Fernandez-Armesto. The twelve volumes are bound in series; eleven volumes are numbered. Britannia is the un-numbered volume.

Macaulay’s seven-volume set is detailed above in post >52 bookfair_e:

64wcarter
Mar 6, 2018, 10:30pm Top

Edited and added to again with the assistance of >56 StevieBby:, >63 bookfair_e: and >60 Pellias:.
More pictures will be added in due course, but I do need to take time off for work occasionally ;-)

65bookfair_e
Mar 7, 2018, 1:28am Top

Folio began a series of slim, large-format books in 1959 of various artists/painters with reproductions of some of their work.

As the annual presentation volume for members they were issued in a glassine wrapper, without a slipcase, as was then the practice.

Portrait of Provence: Vincent van Gogh. (1959)
Ballet Dancers: Edgar Degas. (1960)
Four Themes: Pablo Picasso. (1961)
Rembrandt: Paintings, Drawings and Etchings. (1963)
Renoir: Paintings, Drawings, Lithographs and Etchings. (1965)
Paintings, Drawings and Prints: Albrecht Durer. (1969)

Canaletto: Paintings, Drawings and Etchings. (1967) landscape format rules it out.

66TabbyTom
Mar 7, 2018, 2:45am Top

>65 bookfair_e:

A later volume in the same format was:
Paintings, Drawings and Prints: Francisco Goya (1971)

67bookfair_e
Mar 7, 2018, 5:35am Top

>66 TabbyTom: Thank you.

68cronshaw
Mar 7, 2018, 7:01am Top

>1 wcarter: Sterling work, Warwick! Allow me to point out the missing French Country Cooking from your list of titles in the mouth-moistening Elizabeth David series.

69SimB
Mar 7, 2018, 7:04am Top

With Goldfinger, the Bond books now meet the criteria!

70StevieBby
Mar 7, 2018, 7:30am Top

Andrew Lang's The Nursery Rhyme Book is "published in series with" the Fairy Books - same design and binding (I'll let you decide if it counts or not.)

http://www.foliosociety.com/book/NRB/the-nursery-rhyme-book

71Pellias
Mar 7, 2018, 11:33am Top

Question: - (about) The Folio History of Ancient Greece, were the first four volumes also available separate, as in single volume releases like the World of Odysseus?

Ø,-

72elladan0891
Mar 7, 2018, 1:15pm Top

>71 Pellias:
Persian Wars was definitely available as a separate volume, not sure about the others. Will check Folio 60 later today.

73Pellias
Mar 7, 2018, 1:23pm Top

>72 elladan0891: Thanks. You nailed my question, `cause i have seen Persian Wars before on the secondhand market, but unsure of the others. Would be okay to have that clarified once and for all :)

74bookfair_e
Mar 7, 2018, 1:41pm Top

>71 Pellias:
>72 elladan0891:

I’ve been unable to find any reference to any of the four titles in this set published as a single volume. I too was sure that I had seen The Persian Wars as an individual book but after lots of searches could not find any reference to it; I concluded that I had confused it with The Persian Expedition as there are some similarities in the binding, mainly the colour. But still not sure!

75AnnieMod
Mar 7, 2018, 2:02pm Top

>1 wcarter:

There is also a short story collection to go with John Buchan's novels set (same size and look).

76StevieBby
Mar 7, 2018, 2:03pm Top

C. S. Lewis: Narnia (FS 1996)

1 The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
2 The Magician's Nephew
3 The Horse and His Boy
4 Prince Caspian
5 The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
6 The Silver Chair
7 The Last Battle

77StevieBby
Mar 7, 2018, 2:04pm Top

Evelyn Waugh: Comedies (FS: 1999)

1 Decline and Fall
2 Vile Bodies
3 Black Mischief
4 Scoop
5 A Handful of Dust
6 Put Out More Flags

https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=22467511973&searchurl=pn...

78StevieBby
Mar 7, 2018, 2:13pm Top

Elizabeth Gaskell

1 Wives and Daughters (FS 2002)
2 North and South (FS 2003)
3 Mary Barton (FS 2004)
4 Sylvia’s lovers (FS 2005)
5 Ruth (FS 2006)

79StevieBby
Mar 7, 2018, 2:28pm Top

George Eliot: The Complete Novels (FS 1999)

1 Adam Bede
2 The Mill on the Floss
3 Silas Marner
4 Romola
5 Felix Holt: The Radical
6 Middlemarch
7 Daniel Deronda

80StevieBby
Mar 7, 2018, 2:31pm Top

Sherlock Holmes: Complete Stories (FS 1993)

1 The Adventures
2 The Return
3 His Last Bow
4 The Case-Book
5 The Memoirs

https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=22103716682&searchurl=tn...

81kcshankd
Mar 7, 2018, 2:34pm Top

Churchill's Second World War

82bookfair_e
Edited: Mar 7, 2018, 2:39pm Top

>71 Pellias:
>72 elladan0891:
>74 bookfair_e:

There are copies of The Persian Wars as a single volume in slipcase, available on Abe.

edited for typo

83kcshankd
Mar 7, 2018, 2:40pm Top

Also, not sure what you would call it, but looking at my shelf 'dreary grey/black/tan Great War' could be a series.

I have:

Storm of Steel
Ordeal by Fire
The Middle Parts of Fortune
All Quiet on the Western Front
In Flanders Field
Goodbye to All That

84StevieBby
Mar 7, 2018, 2:52pm Top

The Complete Novels of the Brontë Sisters (FS 1970)

Anne Brontë: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall & Agnes Grey
Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre, Shirley, Villette & The Professor
Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights.

https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=22755507017&searchurl=pn...

85StevieBby
Mar 7, 2018, 3:06pm Top

E. F. Benson: The Mapp and Lucia Novels (FS 1994)

1 Queen Lucia
2 Miss Mapp
3 Lucia in London
4 Mapp and Lucia
5 Lucia's Progress
6 Trouble for Lucia

https://www.amazon.co.uk/MAPP-LUCIA-NOVELS-COMPLETE-SOCIETY/dp/B001I3KZ5I

86Pellias
Edited: Mar 7, 2018, 3:28pm Top

>82 bookfair_e: Thanks. I`ll wait and see if the rest of them have been printed as separate volumes before i climb down that hole :)

>1 wcarter: Oh, the Dickens, the Dickens .. what the Dickens .. Yes, all them Dickens volumes too .. all four of them sets :=)

At first i thought the books of five should be separate volumes, if not, there is:

* Pliny
I/II/III/IV/V

** The complete Greek tragedies (someone mentioned it somewhere)
I Aeschylus
II Sophocles
III Euripedes
IV Euripedes
V Euripedes

Also to mention probably that Black Death can also be found with another spine edition matching the others? (Then again, it`s probably not relevant in this thread with "minor" details) ..

Amazing job Warwick, keep it up! You gave yourself a lot of work this time

Cough` - The letterpress Shakespeare .. Cough`

:I can see you are on fire StevieBby ;)

Edited to add: Sherlock Holmes set & Raymond Chandler / Dorothy Sayers if not mentioned

87StevieBby
Mar 7, 2018, 3:34pm Top

E. M. Forster: The Novels (FS 1996)

1 Where Angels Fear to Tread
2 Maurice
3 A Room with a View
4 The Longest Journey
5 A Passage to India
6 Howards End

https://www.amazon.co.uk/COLLECTED-NOVELS-box-set/dp/B008TN7VQ6

88wcarter
Mar 7, 2018, 4:07pm Top

Thank you all (I think).
This list is going on forever!

89elladan0891
Mar 7, 2018, 4:08pm Top

>73 Pellias: >74 bookfair_e:
So, Folio 60 is no help. It lists the set only, no references to individual volumes - even The Persian Wars. However, The Persian Wars was most definitely issued separately because, well, I own it.

I've never seen other volumes available individually, so my current assumption is that The Persian Wars was the only volume of the set issued separately.

90StevieBby
Mar 7, 2018, 4:09pm Top

>83 kcshankd: I thought so - if they look the same... but hard to be definite as they were not sold together.

How about:
The Somme - An Eyewitness History,
Robert T. Foley & Helen McCartney (Eds.) (FS 2006)

And possibly (?):
The Face of Battle
John Keegan (FS 2008)

http://www.foliosociety.com/pages/somme

91elladan0891
Mar 7, 2018, 4:31pm Top

>83 kcshankd: >90 StevieBby:
I would most definitely not bunch them all into a single series - different designs, different styles, different binding materials ranging from paper to cloth to buckram - completely different beasts. Only Anthem For The Doomed Youth and Ordeal By Fire are in series with each other, despite differing FS logos on the spines; their boards do match, as well as some of the internals, like fonts used for titles/chapter headings, endpapers, etc.

92StevieBby
Mar 7, 2018, 4:51pm Top

>91 elladan0891: fair enough - thanks for the photo - it helps clarify the differences.

93StevieBby
Mar 7, 2018, 5:03pm Top

E. Nesbit:

The Adventures of the Treasure Seekers (FS 1993)
1 The Story of the Treasure Seekers
2 The Wouldbegoods
3 New Treasure Seekers

The Adventures of the Five Children (FS 1994)
1 The Phoenix and the Carpet
2 The Story of the Amulet
3 Five Children and It

94olepuppy
Mar 7, 2018, 5:41pm Top

The Kipling Short Stories 5-set

>91 elladan0891: My Ordeal By Fire has the same scrolled FS as Anthem For Doomed Youth. It's a first printing. Those two plus The Somme-scrolled- and In Flanders Field, which strangely does not have any Folio spine marker, used to be grouped together in the prospectus.

95lgrazian
Mar 7, 2018, 7:06pm Top

The Persian Wars was available as a single volume (2009 Prospectus p.44).

96wcarter
Mar 7, 2018, 7:16pm Top

Completely up to date to >94 olepuppy: with pictures for every entry.
Phew!!

97bookfair_e
Mar 7, 2018, 7:52pm Top

>95 lgrazian: Thank you for confirmation.

and

>96 wcarter: Thank you.

98kronnevik
Mar 7, 2018, 8:27pm Top

Roald Dahl set:

James and the Giant Peach
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
The BFG
The Witches
Matilda

99kronnevik
Mar 7, 2018, 8:42pm Top

To add to Classic Fairy Tales:

The Fables of Aesop

100kronnevik
Mar 7, 2018, 8:43pm Top

>70 StevieBby:
I agree that Nursery Rhymes should be added.

101kronnevik
Mar 7, 2018, 8:47pm Top

One might argue that Travels with Robert Louis Stevenson (3 books) is in series with the 6 books of fellow Scottish writer Buchan. Same size, styling, illustrator...

102wcarter
Mar 7, 2018, 9:10pm Top

>100 kronnevik:
But it is not one of Lang's books. All the others are a tighter series, Nursery Rhymes strikes me as being an outsider hanging on.

103kronnevik
Mar 7, 2018, 9:11pm Top

Many of the Roman Pisarev illustrated titles are remarkably similar in styling. I'm thinking of the Dumas titles (especially the set of 3) along with the 3-volume set of Tolstoy Collected Stories. You could probably group in the Sutcliffs too...

I guess it depends on how we define "series."

104kronnevik
Mar 7, 2018, 9:16pm Top

>102 wcarter:
I'm curious what you mean by it not being one of Lang's books. It's not one of the Rainbow books, but isn't it another Lang collection? FS states it's "produced in series with the enormously popular Folio editions of Andrew Lang’s Rainbow Fairy Books."

105wcarter
Mar 7, 2018, 9:22pm Top

>100 kronnevik: >104 kronnevik:
OK, I give in - added.

106wdripp
Mar 7, 2018, 11:02pm Top

Novels of Raymond Chandler boxed set:

The Big Sleep
Farewell My Lovely
The High Window
The Lady in the Lake
The Little Sister
The Long Goodbye
Playback

107wdripp
Mar 7, 2018, 11:06pm Top

The Tales of Beatrix Potter:

Set 1:
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
The Tailor of Gloucester
The tale of Benjamin Bunny
The Tale of Two Bad Mice
The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy Winkle
The Tale of the Pie and the Patty Pan
The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher
The Story of Miss Moppet
The Tale of Jemina Puddle-duck
The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies
The Tale of Pigling Bland

Set 2:
The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit
The tale of Tom Kitten
The Tale of Samuel Whiskers
The Tale of Ginger and Pickles
The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse
The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes
The Tale of Mr. Tod
Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes
The Tale of Jonny Town-Mouse
Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes
The Tale of Little Pig Robinson

108wcarter
Mar 8, 2018, 4:59am Top

>107 wdripp:
Of course! How could I have forgotten Beatrix.
Will be added.
Thanks

109StevieBby
Mar 8, 2018, 9:33am Top

>1 wcarter: Thanks for all your work (including the necessary step of putting the sets in order) - I think the page looks impressive, especially with the addition of pictures.

It is a great reminder of the excellent things FS has done, and a sad reminder that the golden age is over (despite the increase in titles).

110kronnevik
Mar 8, 2018, 9:43am Top

I think the Hemingways have a 2nd, newer binding style as well.

111wdripp
Edited: Mar 8, 2018, 10:29am Top

The Complete Paddington:

A Bear Called Paddington
More About Paddington
Paddington Helps Out
Paddington Abroad
Paddington at Large
Paddington Marches On
Paddington at Work
Paddington Goes to Town
Paddington Takes the Air
Paddington On Top
Paddington Takes the Test
Paddington Here and Now

I don't know if you want to include this set, as it has the Harper Collins logo on it rather that Folio's, but it looks and feels like a Folio set, and is on the list of Folio titles in the wiki.

112Pellias
Mar 8, 2018, 10:51am Top

>1 wcarter:

The Complete Sherlock Holmes - short stories (Red volume):

The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
The Return of Sherlock Holmes
His Last Bow
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

- -

The Story of the Renaissance

The Florentine Renaissance
The Flowering of Renaissance
The Renaissance in Europe
Europe from Renaissance to Reformation
Travel and Discovery in the Renaissance

113folio_books
Mar 8, 2018, 11:19am Top

>111 wdripp: don't know if you want to include this set, as it has the Harper Collins logo on it rather that Folio's

A personal view - I didn't buy it because of the non-Folio logo. It wouldn't seem to sit right in a collection of Folio Society books.

114wdripp
Mar 8, 2018, 11:32am Top

>113 folio_books: It is a little odd because it is Folio-like in every other way, but it is a wonderful set, and I am happy to buy any nice, sturdy editions of children's books.

I have a bookcase that houses only children's books (mostly chapter books), with lots of Folios but plenty of other publishers too (including the Oz set from Books of Wonder) so they don't look out of place. I can see how they would if the collection was exclusively Folio books.

115folio_books
Mar 8, 2018, 12:12pm Top

>114 wdripp: I can see how they would if the collection was exclusively Folio books.

That's my problem, they're all Folios. As a set per se, this Paddington collection would grace any library of children's books.

116wcarter
Mar 8, 2018, 10:16pm Top

>111 wdripp: >112 Pellias:
Thank you.
Expanded and updated yet again.

117c_schelle
Mar 9, 2018, 3:34am Top

There are also the first and second world war sets by Martin Gilbert.

118wcarter
Mar 9, 2018, 4:09am Top

>117 c_schelle:
Thanks for the suufestion but I don’t think they are five volumes, so don’t qualify for this list. If smaller sets were included this list would be several times longer and unmanageable.

119c_schelle
Mar 9, 2018, 4:12am Top

>118 wcarter: Sorry, I must have missed the minimum number of required books (which I see now in the second line of your first entry). There are indeed only four volumes.

Thanks for the effort of compiling this list.

120kdweber
Mar 9, 2018, 5:10pm Top

I don't see "The Story of the Middle ages" (1998):

The Birth of the Middle Ages
The Crucible of the Middle Ages
The Making of the Middle Ages
The High Middle Ages
The Waning of the Middle Ages

121wcarter
Mar 9, 2018, 9:19pm Top

>120 kdweber:
Thanks. Added.

122skullduggery
Mar 9, 2018, 10:23pm Top

Thanks again Warwick - this is a fabulous resource.

Folktales of Great Britain (Legends & Narratives) 2 boxed sets by Katharine Briggs, 2011

Legends
Legends I
Legends II
Legends III

Narratives
Narratives I
Narratives II
Narratives III

Illustration links:
- https://pics.cdn.librarything.com/picsizes/28/bc/28bc085eaad94725937333159514443...
- https://pics.cdn.librarything.com/picsizes/d1/bc/d1bc3d9bfcd778c5977326761414443...

The Arabian Nights: The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night translated by Powys Mathers & JC Mardrus, 2003

The Arabian Nights 1
The Arabian Nights 2
The Arabian Nights 3
The Arabian Nights 4
The Arabian Nights 5
The Arabian Nights 6

Illustration link: https://pics.cdn.librarything.com/picsizes/8a/ea/8aea61e97b55a695930324656774443...

Swallows and Amazons Adventures 2 boxed sets by Arthur Ransome (note: these were Jonathan Cape facsimiles released in a Folio slipcase rather than typical Folio-standard publications, so buyer beware)

Adventures 1 (6 vols, released 2004)
Swallows and Amazons
Swallowdale
Peter Duck
Pigeon Post
We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea
The Picts and the Martyrs

Adventures 2 (5 vols released 2005)
Missee Lee
Great Northern?
The Big Six
Winter Holiday
Coot Club
Secret War

Illustration links:
- https://pictures.abebooks.com/BRISTOWANDGARLAND/22655798402.jpg
- https://pictures.abebooks.com/BOOKMABILL58/22670945228.jpg

Northanger Set of Horrid Novels, 1968 (note: the title is taken from Northanger Abbey in which Miss Thorpe recommends a collection of 'horrid' novels to Catherine Morland)
Castle of Wolfenbach - Eliza Parsons
Clermont - Regina Maria Roche
The Mysterious Warning - Eliza Parsons
The Necromancer - Karl Friedrich Kahler
The Midnight Bell - Francis Lathom
The Orphan of the Rhine - Eleanor Sleath
Horrid Mysteries - Carl Grosse

Illustration link: https://pictures.abebooks.com/WAFER/22639798411.jpg

---
Another question - would you like us to identify pictures of the different editions, where they've been released multiple times - e.g. the photo for the blue Narnia Chronicles is the later release - I think early 2000s, not the 1996 set which was green; while the second (red) Sherlock set listed above is a re-release of the first half of the double (brown) set. I think it would be useful, since it might impact which set people start collecting, but thought I should check before I start spamming the thread with image links ;)

123olepuppy
Mar 9, 2018, 10:48pm Top

>1 wcarter: Does the recent Count of Monte Cristo belong with the World Classics LEs?

Thanks for the great work here, Doctor C.

124wcarter
Edited: Mar 9, 2018, 11:37pm Top

>123 olepuppy:
No, the Monte Cristo is slipcased, and in quite a differents tyle, to the Solander boxed others in this series.
>122 skullduggery:
All information and links about any FS sets and series, i am sure, would be appreciated by not only myself, but all FSD members.
Corrections and additions will be undertaken to the initial entry as necessary.
Swallows and Amazons Adventures does not appear in FS anthologies, so I am wary that this is just a marketing exercise and not at true FS book. Not listed in the FSD Folio Book List wiki. What do others think.

125wdripp
Mar 10, 2018, 12:44am Top

>124 wcarter: I don't consider the Swallows & Amazons series to be a Folio release.

126EclecticIndulgence
Mar 10, 2018, 1:06am Top

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127kronnevik
Edited: Mar 10, 2018, 7:47pm Top

>1 wcarter: Thanks for all your work on this! It's becoming a great resource!

A few series have been mentioned previously, but are not yet added:

1. E. Nesbit 2 children's trilogies (2 binding variations)
2. Folio Press Fine Editions (20 books)

Also to add:

The Diary of Samuel Pepys LE

Some additions and corrections:

1. Acknowledge binding variants for Narnia and Hemingway (there may be others).
2. Only the newest Tolkien set and the LE meet the 5-book minimum - the older ones didn't include The Silmarillion
3. Paddington shouldn't be included for the same reason Swallows & Amazons shouldn't: they're not FS books (though the slipcase is FS at least for S&A).
4. Delete Sutcliff as it doesn't meet 5-book minimum.
5. I would argue that the Josephine Teys are not a series - only two match (see below).
6. I would argue that Irish Myths and Legends does not belong to Myths and Legends (see below).
7. Orwell should be listed as two separate series (see below).

So what makes a series? Here's my opinion based on the series already listed:

There seem to be two essentials for a series: similar size and similar binding design. Series books should match height on the bookshelf and have unifying binding characteristics. Sometimes these characteristics equate to near identical design and sometimes the similarities are less obvious (i.e. Fairy Tale Classics). Sometimes there are subsets within a series, but all books in the series should be variations on a recognizable theme (thus 5-7 above and other tweaks I'm sure).

Beyond size and binding, there are typically further unifying factors. These vary widely and include:

books written as a series
common author (or editor) or family of authors
authors are contemporaries
common theme/genre
multiple volumes of a single work

One might imagine other unifying factors such as

illustrator
country/region of origin

In some cases (Collectibles for example), none of these are true and size and binding design are really the only things making the books a series (without becoming overly general).

It is with these thoughts in mind that I had proposed above that Travels with Robert Louis Stevenson (3 books) might be considered a subset of a larger series with the Buchan books and that some of the very similar Roman Pisarev-illustrated books could be considered a series. I only have the Sutcliffs however, so I don't know how they all compare size-wise.

128bookfair_e
Edited: Mar 14, 2018, 9:36pm Top

Q - Do these five (of the seven) Folio Society bibliographies meet the series criteria?

Folio 21
Folio 1968-1971
Folio 25
Folio 50
Folio 60

Subject/content and format are OK but there are differences in the bindings of the first three and last two; yet clearly a series.

Note: In the photograph, the first three bibliographies are upside-down in order that all five titles read in the same direction.




129wcarter
Mar 10, 2018, 7:06pm Top

>127 kronnevik:
Thank you for your input.
In many cases the FS has not specified what constitutes a series, and so the decision as to what to include (or exclude) is very subjective. I have tried to be as inclusive as possible.

E. Nesbit 2 children's trilogies, Folio Press Fine Editions and The Diary of Samuel Pepys LE have now been included.

1. Acknowledge binding variants for Narnia and Hemingway (there may be others).
Done

2. Only the newest Tolkien set and the LE meet the 5-book minimum - the older ones didn't include The Silmarillion
Acknowledged.

3. Paddington shouldn't be included for the same reason Swallows & Amazons shouldn't: they're not FS books (though the slipcase is FS at least for S&A).
Debatable. Included at present.

4. Delete Sutcliff as it doesn't meet 5-book minimum.
Agree. Snuck in when I wasn't lookimng ;-)

5. I would argue that the Josephine Teys are not a series - only two match
Debatable I think they match up quite well. Included so as to be as inclusive as possible.

6. I would argue that Irish Myths and Legends does not belong to Myths and Legends
Another debatable one. Included at present.

7. Orwell should be listed as two separate series
I think the present entry demonstrates the differences and similarities of the sets adequately.

Please let me know if you have any further suggestions.

130folio_books
Mar 11, 2018, 5:06am Top

>129 wcarter:

FWIW I agree with all your decisions, especially Irish Myths & Josephine Tey.

131kronnevik
Mar 11, 2018, 5:09pm Top

American Founding Fathers:

George Washington
Benjamin Franklin
Thomas Jefferson
John Adams
Alexander Hamilton

Are there others?

132kronnevik
Mar 11, 2018, 8:28pm Top

Binding variant: The History of England from the accession of James II - 5 volumes (brown binding)

133boldface
Mar 11, 2018, 11:01pm Top

Re Rudyard Kipling's Works (1996), The Jungle Book (1992) and The Second Jungle Book (1994) were at first published in a slightly larger format. When the rest of the series appeared in a smaller format in 1995 they reduced the size of these two to conform. As they appeared (1992-1995), all the volumes were sold separately in individual slipcases. Why they changed the size midway is anybody's guess. My Jungle Book is a third impression, 1995, and is still in the larger format.

134wcarter
Mar 11, 2018, 11:18pm Top

>131 kronnevik:
This is a rare set as I believe it was only marketed in the USA, and the Hamilton volume was withdrawn soon after publication due to copyright issues.
Other FS aficionados may be able to give more information.
Added to list above.

135elladan0891
Mar 14, 2018, 7:59pm Top

Waugh: in addition to the Comedies set listed here already, there is another matching 3-volume set - Sword of Honour trilogy.

136wcarter
Mar 14, 2018, 8:38pm Top

>135 elladan0891:
Thanks for the suggestion, but from pictures, it does not seem to match the five volume set, so it is a separate three volume set, and therefore does not fit the inclusion criteria.

137bookfair_e
Mar 14, 2018, 10:05pm Top

>1 wcarter:

I finally figured out how to get a photograph in my post >128 bookfair_e:

What’s the verdict on the bibliographies?

138wcarter
Edited: Mar 14, 2018, 11:41pm Top

>137 bookfair_e:
I think they are two sets, 3 and 2. What do others think?
There is akso the enigmatic Folio 34 to consider.

139bookfair_e
Edited: Mar 15, 2018, 12:25am Top

>138 wcarter: There is also the enigmatic Folio 34 to consider.

and Folio 40.

141geoffmiles
Mar 15, 2018, 5:38am Top

Under Dorothy L Sayers, I'd suggest adding the 2011 set of 4 (Whose Body, Unnatural Death, Five Red Herrings, Busman's Honeymoon) to the 1998 set of 5. The 2011 books have plain blue-green covers rather than the pictorial covers of 1998, but they're otherwise identical in size, typography, and Natacha Ledwidge illustrations.

142wcarter
Mar 15, 2018, 5:57am Top

>141 geoffmiles:
Unfortunately, I think tyhe change in cover style means they are not a series other than being by the same author. I know this is very subjective, but others can give their opinion if they wish.
>140 skullduggery:
Of course. these will be added in.

143cronshaw
Mar 15, 2018, 6:44am Top

Again, profuse thanks for all your hard work here, Warwick, this has become a huge and helpful resource generally, if specifically unhelpful in treating the bug Foliophilium delirium.

One suggestion from an unsteadily recovering patient: some series appear difficult to name with a readily identifiable heading as they comprise eclectic titles, or elements of the binding design/materials may be shared with other editions not in that series. For example, 'LE Classics' as a series title seems vague and could describe almost any LE. In such cases, perhaps the series could be named after the earliest of that series to have been published by Folio, perhaps with additional reference to the common binding design, e.g. 'Ulysses-Don Quixote full leather LE series'; or 'The Wind in the Willows quarter vellum LE series' (since neither Gulliver's Travels nor The Wind in the Willows itself are by 'Victorian storytellers'). Other Devotees here may have better solutions.

144wcarter
Edited: Mar 15, 2018, 7:33am Top

>143 cronshaw:
Thanks for the ideas.
Further comments and suggestions from everyone please.

145elladan0891
Edited: Mar 15, 2018, 9:43am Top

>136 wcarter:
There were two different versions of the trilogy set, you must have stumbled upon the earlier one, which, in fact, has nothing to do with the Comedies set. The later version matches - wrap-around pictorial boards, golden spine titles with "shade" around the the letters, same spine colophon featuring letters "FS" inside an oval of the same color as the "shade" around the title letters, even the same design of the slipcase boards:



Pictures stolen from ebay listings

146elladan0891
Mar 15, 2018, 9:57am Top

>143 cronshaw:
To be honest, I think that naming a series by one title that might not have anything to do with the others might be a bit confusing. I'm sure we can come up with better series names if desired. For example, I think "Quarter vellum LE series" would be adequate enough. Coming up with a new name for the "LE Classics" might be a bit more difficult. "Cheaper full-leather fat LEs that should have been split into multiple volumes, mostly with abstract designs" anyone? Just kidding, but someone may come up with a good suggestion.

147gmacaree
Mar 15, 2018, 10:16am Top

>146 elladan0891: The Solander Brick series

148cronshaw
Mar 15, 2018, 10:42am Top

>146 elladan0891: I agree it's often hard to find a comprehensively adequate solution. I think 'Quarter vellum LE series' is good, it's certainly more succinct.

149folio_books
Mar 15, 2018, 11:10am Top

>145 elladan0891:

It's just a shame they didn't design the Comedies set to match the earlier Sword of Honour. Instead they went for plain ugly. Granted, Sword of Hounour isn't as bad as the Comedies, whose spines resemble an explosion in a paint factory. The Sword of Honour Trilogy is prominently displayed on my shelves; the Comedies set is tucked away where it won't cause offence to innocent eyeballs.

It's all a question of individual taste, of course.

And anyway, this is getting away from the point of the thread. Given the evidence you have presented I would agree the two belong together.

150kronnevik
Mar 15, 2018, 11:14am Top

>141 geoffmiles:
>142 wcarter:

I agree that the two Sayers sets are not part of the same series. You might, however, argue that the recent Lord Peter Views the Body is in series with with the other Sayers set, making it 5 books. I don't personally take this view, but given that you include several outliers in the listed sets (Irish Myths, Tey titles, Classic Fine editions of various size, etc.), it wouldn't be inconsistent.

Perhaps we could get a photo of Dark Histories with the matching Black Death binding.

Fairy Tale Classics is an interesting one (and you might change the title given all are not Fairy Tales). I think Folio 60 talks about this loose series, but does it ever list titles? Could you include The Secret Garden or even the standard Sandwyk WITW? The two Peter Pan titles are a different size (and Peter and Wendy has two sizes) but also fit the bill. There are probably others. FS marketed the set of 5 Edwardian Facsimiles a few years ago. Did they ever group other titles together for marketing purposes?

What do you think about adding South Polar Times? It seems to meet the criteria.

151cronshaw
Edited: Mar 15, 2018, 11:52am Top

>150 kronnevik: What do you think about adding South Polar Times? It seems to meet the criteria.

An interesting point, which would also apply to the limited edition Pepys' Diary and other sets too. It may be helpful to make a distinction between sets and series, and enable this thread to focus on the 'series' for which Devotees are most likely to be searching for missing titles.

A set would comprise multiple volumes that were always sold together by Folio as a complete, single item, e.g. the LEs South Polar Times and Pepys Diary, and non-LE sets such as In Search of Lost Time, Greek Tragedies, and Pliny's Natural History. No volumes within a 'set' would ever have been sold individually by Folio, so Devotees would typically have all or none.

A series would consist of multiple volumes at least some of which were sold separately at one time or another by Folio, e.g. the Aubrey-Maturin, Hitchhiker, Dickens, 1987-91 Fine Press, or Quarter Vellum LE series, for which some Devotees may be missing certain volumes and thus come to this very thread to determine what titles they lack.

152kronnevik
Edited: Mar 15, 2018, 4:19pm Top

>151 cronshaw:

Pepys' Diary is already listed. Some categorization may be useful, though it's likely to get messy. Boxed (or otherwise packaged) sets are sometimes book series in which missing a title would be missing an important part of the narrative. The same can be said of series which were never sold collectively. Other boxed sets contain titles not particularly related (think Roald Dahl). Many titles have been sold both as part of a set and individually (the recent Christie titles come to mind). Some series listed contain multiple boxed sets or a combination of boxes and individual volumes in various permutations.

Edit: Your clarifying edit got posted a couple minutes before my response. I think your system works quite well. There may be a bit of grey here and there, but I think the distinction is a useful one.

153folio_books
Mar 15, 2018, 12:17pm Top

>151 cronshaw: It may be helpful to make a distinction between sets and series, and enable this thread to focus on the 'series' for which Devotees are most likely to be searching for missing titles.

That's a crucial distinction, Russell, and you make it with great clarity. There was something niggling at me about why South Polar Times and Pepys was just "wrong". Now I understand my instinctive shake of the head.

154cronshaw
Mar 15, 2018, 12:22pm Top

>152 kronnevik: I don't believe that Pepys Diary, as a single work and never sold by FS as individual volumes should be considered a 'series' and the inclusion of such sets here may serve only to confuse a thread devoted to 'series'.

155cronshaw
Mar 15, 2018, 12:25pm Top

>153 folio_books: I'm reminded of the saying, 'Great minds think alike and fools seldom differ'!

156bookfair_e
Mar 15, 2018, 12:35pm Top

>151 cronshaw: A series would consist of multiple volumes sold separately at one time or another by Folio, such as the Aubrey-Maturin or Quarter Vellum LE series, for which some Devotees may be missing certain volumes and thus come to this very thread to determine what titles they lack.

When this topic was created I was under the impression that it was exactly this that was intended; lists of titles issued separately over time which together formed a series with an unmistakable connection, a good example would be the Exploration and Travel with the Victorian style bindings but, not the boxed sets which were marketed as boxed sets only.

157Levin40
Mar 15, 2018, 1:32pm Top

>156 bookfair_e:
But it's also possible to have a series of boxed sets, for example Greene, Wodehouse and the Waugh discussed above.

158elladan0891
Mar 15, 2018, 2:10pm Top

>151 cronshaw: >153 folio_books: >156 bookfair_e:
When the topic was started, I had the same thoughts, but when single sets started to get added I accepted it after slight initial uneasiness. Firstly, I think it would be silly to undo the work completed already, as the information is useful regardless. Sure, a set might not be the same as a series, but this thread would be useful not just to folks looking for missing volumes of some series they're collecting. I think we, faddicts, sometimes assign too much of a role to a slipcase and should rather think in terms of books more often. People might come here looking for works of some author. People often want and look for matching editions of as many works of some author or another as possible. For example, a fan of, say, Raymond Chandler comes here looking for his novels. Most likely, first and foremost this fan is interested in a matching collection of Chandler's books and wouldn't care that much whether the books were issued individually or in a single slipcase. Currently, he would find them here. If you remove single slipcase sets - he wouldn't.

159kronnevik
Mar 15, 2018, 2:20pm Top

>154 cronshaw: Agreed. I've been arguing from the beginning for inner consistency and your proposal is pretty solid. For me, "series" can mean a few things. Narnia is a series, though because it was only sold as a complete set, you're proposing it not be included in this series list. Your method does clarify a lot, but for those wondering if certain series like Narnia were published by FS, it might still invite some confusion.

160Pellias
Mar 15, 2018, 3:06pm Top

LE Solander boxed classics series ..

Looking forward for a follow up on a thread like this someday with other criterias. You will have plenty to do in the future >1 wcarter: ;) ..

161wcarter
Edited: Mar 15, 2018, 5:13pm Top

Thank you for all the suggestions. As I have said before, the decisions on inclusion and titles are very subjective rather than objective.
I am travelling at the moment, so will sort all this out when I return next week.
Keep the debate going, and by the time I return there may be some consensus.

162cronshaw
Edited: Mar 15, 2018, 6:32pm Top

>157 Levin40: I agree. The FS Graham Greene collection would be a series, not a set, precisely because it comprises separate elements which could be bought individually, and thus it is possible to have purchased one or two titles from Folio, or an individual box of six titles, without having the whole series (some fifteen titles to date, I believe). Similarly, the Chandler collection would be a series, not a set (though it's most often available as a box of seven titles) because certain titles were also sold singly in individual slipcases (e.g. The Big Sleep).

>159 kronnevik: Good point about the Folio Narnia set: although from an authorial perspective it is classifiable as a series of distinct titles, from a Folio publishing point of view it would appear to have been sold only as a single complete set.

>161 wcarter: Wishing you happy and safe travels!

163wdripp
Mar 16, 2018, 9:53am Top

As someone who has quite a few of these series/sets (and covets others), I support being fairly loose with the criteria of what defines a 5 volume series or set, in the interests of inclusiveness. This information is such a valuable resource, especially given that FS often releases some volumes as individually as well as part of a boxed set, or re-publishes individual titles that had previously been part of a larger series. I know I will be referring to this thread as I track down books on the second hand market.

164elladan0891
Mar 16, 2018, 10:19am Top

>162 cronshaw:
I guess I picked a wrong example, since personally I'm not interested in Chandler that much and didn't know that The Big Sleep and some other titles were also available individually. But let's imagine for a minute that no titles were released individually - only a single release of all his novels in a single slipcase. Then would you remove it from this thread?

165cronshaw
Edited: Mar 16, 2018, 2:27pm Top

>164 elladan0891: Certainly not if there are a significant number of Devotees, such as wdripp above, who find such broad inclusion helpful.

Unfortunately, what constitutes a 'series' wasn't defined at the beginning of the thread, so we've witnessed the inclusion of several sets that don't very much feel like 'series'. My attempted description of a 'series' as distinct from a 'set' above was only to suggest a way of keeping the thread more clearly defined and focused, so that it could serve more efficiently as an aid for Devotees curious as to which volumes of a series they may be missing. I'm sure there may be a better way of defining 'series' that more people will concur with.

However, it may be easier at this stage of the thread to leave things as they are, with 'series' and 'sets' lumped together as a one comprehensive catalogue. If it then takes a while longer for Devotees to hunt down the information required, they may at least enjoy the longer tour through a leafier landscape.

(edited for afterthought)

166folio_books
Mar 16, 2018, 2:27pm Top

>166 folio_books: However, it may be easier at this stage of the thread to leave things as they are, with 'series' and 'sets' lumped together

Well, yes, ish, but I still think the distinction between them is crucially important. If we're to have the like of Pepys Diary and South Polar Times included then, for me, the waters are definitely muddied, and that's a shame.

167cronshaw
Edited: Mar 16, 2018, 2:53pm Top

>166 folio_books: Universal contentment may not be achievable

(edited to address Glenn instead of myself)

168folio_books
Edited: Mar 16, 2018, 2:40pm Top

It never is, Russell. You just hope for sensible compromise.

Edited to add: And do stop talking to yourself!

169cronshaw
Mar 16, 2018, 2:53pm Top

>168 folio_books: I must be over-caffeinated. Time for a G&T.

170folio_books
Mar 16, 2018, 2:59pm Top

Now that's a sensible compromise :)

171Pellias
Mar 16, 2018, 3:28pm Top

To buy 5 books in one single case (a boxed set), is not what appeals to the completist part of me (which is what this thread for me is about). That would be like buying one book. To buy five separate volumes, in separate cases is what appeals to me. To collect different volumes and put them next to each other. Not just put a single case on the shelf, and go: `there, is my collection of Pliny - i worked hard to collect them all` .. `bull` - you just went ahead and bought the boxed set .. you cheat`

To hunt down for instance the ancient empires series is a fun game - 1 down, 13 more to go - (my kind of fun, jeay! - could be, at least) .. separate volumes appeal much more to me on this thread and in general, rather than boxed sets. Some of the boxed sets looks dull too.

.. and why FS only printed `Persian Wars` in the ancient Greece set, and not the rest in the boxed set as a separate volume, makes me scratch my head (lice maybe?) ..

172wcarter
Mar 18, 2018, 11:37pm Top

Back from my wanderings and the impression I get is that you want it to be :-
- as inclusive as possible.
- change titles of limited edition series so now they are listed under Limited Edition first, then a subtitle
- the term series and sets are confusing, and so both are included here. The subtitle of the thread has been changed accordingly (main title cannot be changed).

173Pellias
Mar 24, 2018, 10:51am Top

>1 wcarter: The older set of `History of the Decline and fall of the roman empire` set from (maybe) 1989

174drasvola
Mar 24, 2018, 11:26am Top

There is a 1981 edition in three volumes of Proust's Remembrance of Things Past.

175wcarter
Mar 24, 2018, 9:42pm Top

>173 Pellias:
Now noted.
>174 drasvola:
Only included if five or more volumes in set or series.

176leboucher
Apr 13, 2018, 3:46pm Top

Question about the classic fine editions - I have seen a copy of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam which seems to fit the same leather and silk bound series. Is this right? I own the Dante volumes so am more tempted by the new one somehow if it “matches”.

177NLNils
Apr 13, 2018, 5:29pm Top

>176 leboucher: Pontus Presents has a extensive video review up on YouTube. I don't know anything about the Dante's qualities, so take a look and see if this answers your question: https://youtu.be/XyPoaisv3SA

178kronnevik
Sep 10, 2018, 9:15pm Top

Well the Tey series can be updated and expanded. The Daughter of Time now has a proper series binding and Miss Pym Disposes can be added. I wonder if The Franchise Affair and Brat Farrar will get updated bindings? Likely not the latter, given it's still available.

179wcarter
Sep 10, 2018, 10:25pm Top

180CarltonC
Sep 10, 2018, 11:00pm Top

>1 wcarter: I do not know how i missed this thread, but an excellent resource and thank you for all the work collating and illustrating the series.
Looking at the list of Rudyard Kipling’s Works, you should I think add:
Stalky & Co
Captains Courageous
Rewards and Fairies

More subjective, but I would have included the later four volume Dorothy L Sayers set with the original five volume set, as although disappointingly different binding, they use the same illustrator, Natacha Ledwidge and are the same size.
However I do not consider the later, excellently illustrated by Paul Cox, Lord Peter views the Body to be in the series.

As someone else has mentioned, I would include the Buchan Stories with the Hannay set, as same binding and illustrator.

Many thanks again for the resource.

181mboyne
Oct 27, 2018, 9:06pm Top

A few more that you may want to consider (Folio 60 references in parentheses):

Early Limited Edition Special Bindings
1. The Golden Ass. 1960 (137).
2. Vie de Boheme. 1960 (139).
3. A Journal of the Plaque Year. 1960 (141)
4. Hermsprong. 1960 (143)
5. Memoirs of Louis Philipe. 1960 (145)

Children's Classics
1. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. 1961 (162).
2. Through the Looking Glass. 1962 (174).
3. Treasure Island. 1963 (187).
4. The Rose and the Ring. 1964 (200).
5. Grimm’s Folk Tales. 1965 (214).
6. Little Women. 1966 (228).

First Bronte Series
1. Wuthering Heights. Emily. 1964 (191).
2. Jane Eyre. Charlotte. 1965 (203).
3. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Anne. 1966 (225).
4. Villette. Charlotte. 1967 (243).
5. Shirley. Charlotte. 1968 (259).
6. Agnes Grey. Anne. 1969 (262).
7. The Professor. Charlotte. 1970 (276).

Great Russian Novels
1. War and Peace Vol I. 1997 (298). Third Impression 'reprinted'
2. War and Peace Vol II. 1997 (298). Third Impression 'reprinted'
3. Doctor Zhivago. 1997 (883).
4. Crime and Punishment. 1997 (907). Second Edition
5. The Brothers Karamazov. 2008.

Reprints by Folio Press & J. M. Dent Ltd
1. The Discovery of Tahiti. 1973 (336).
2. Life of Thomas Wolsey. 1973 (337).
3. Nana. 1973 (338).
4. The Compleat Angler. 1973 (339).
5. A Tale of Two Cities. 1973 (340).
6. Poems: P.B. Shelley. 1973 (341).
7. Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde. 1974 (359).
8. Salome. 1974 (360).
9. Typee. 1974 (361).
10. A Journal of the Terror. 1974 (362).
11. The Newgate Calendar. 1974 (363).
12. The Trial of Charles I. 1974 (364).

Folio Miniatures
1. Nicholas Hilliard. 1975 (371.3).
2. Derby Day. 1975 (371.5).
3. The Making of Kew. 1975 (371.7).
4. The Houses of Parliament. 1975 (371.9).
5. Covent Garden. 1976 (394.3).
6. Pyne’s Royal Residences. 1976 (394.5).
7. The Royal Pavilion. 1976 (394.7).
8. London Zoo. 1976 (394.9).
9. The Tower of London. 1977 (425.3).
10. The Pleasures and People of Bath. 1977 (425.5).
11. The History of the Circus. 1977 (425.7).
12. Popular Staffordshire Pottery. 1977 (425.9).

First Trollope Series
1. The Warden. 1976 (391).
2. Barchester Towers. 1977 (410).
3. Doctor Thorne. 1978 (426).
4. Framley Parsonage. 1979 (440).
5. The Small House at Allington. 1980 (459).
6. The Last Chronicle of Barset. 1980 (475).

Second Surtees Series
1. Mr Sponge’s Sporting Tour. 1982 (506.3).
2. Mr Facey Romford’s Hounds. 1982 (506.5).
3. Ask Mama. 1983 (523.7).
4. Handley Cross. 1983 (523.8).
5. Jorrock’s Jaunts and Jollities. 1984 (539.5).
6. Hillingdon Hall. 1985 (554.5).
7. Plain or Ringlets. 1986 (581.5).
8. Young Tom Hall. 1987 (A26).
9. Hawbuck Grange. 1988 (A27).
10. Analysis of the Hunting Field. 1989 (A29).

The Complete Novels of Ann Radcliffe. 1987 (591).
Both normal and special bindings

Second Limited Edition Special Bindings
1. Mr Norris Changes Trains. 1990 (661).
2. Peter Pan. 1992 (734).
3. Of Gods and Men. 1992 (737).
4. The Loved One. 1993 (745).
5. Doctor Faustus. 1993 (749).
6. The Art of Love. 1993 (764).
7. Nursery Rhymes. 1994 (787).
8. The Wind in the Willows. 1995 (809).
9. Brideshead Revisited. 1995 (813).

Later Binding of Bronte Novels
1. Jane Eyre. 2004 (702). Second edition, ninth impression
Jane Eyre. 2004 (931). Third edition, fourth impression
2. Wuthering Heights. 2004 (702). Second edition, ninth impression
Wuthering Heights. 2004 (932). Third edition, third impression
3. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. 2004 (702). Second edition, ninth impression
4. Villette. 2004 (702). Second edition, ninth impression
5. Shirley. 2004 (702). Second edition, ninth impression
6. Agnes Grey. 2004 (702). Second edition, ninth impression
7. The Professor. 2004 (702). Second edition, ninth impression

Bloomsbury Guides to English Literature. 1994 (801).

The Cambridge Cultural History of Britain. 1995 (838).

Art Series
1. Civilisation. 1999 (984).
2. Leonardi de Vinci. 2005 (1261).
3. Michaelangelo. 2007.
4. The Nude. 2011.
5. Landscape into Art. 2014.

Folio Diaries
1. Folio Diary for 2001: ‘Traveller’s Tales’. 2000 (1033).
2. Folio Diary for 2002: ‘Humour’. 2001 (1074).
3. Folio Diary for 2002: ‘Traveller’s Tales’. 2001 (1076.5).
4. Folio Diary for 2003: ‘Traveller’s Tales’. 2002 (1104).
5. Folio Diary for 2003: 'Classical Interest'. 2002 (1112).
6. Folio Diary for 2004: ‘Medieval Iluminations’. 2003 (1152).
7. Folio Diary for 2005: ‘Animals and Beasts’. 2004 (1194).
8. Folio Diary for 2006: ‘The East and Asia’. 2005 (1257).
9. Folio Diary for 2007: ‘Notable Days’. 2006 (1318).
10. Folio Diary for 2009: ‘Life’s Pleasures and Pastimes’. 2008.
11. Folio Diary for 2010: ‘Flora and Fauna’. 2009.
12. Folio Diary for 2011: ‘The World’s Great Cities’. 2010.
13. Folio Diary for 2012: ‘The Pleasures of Food’. 2011.
14. Folio Diary for 2013: ‘Outdoor images and scenery’. 2012.
15. Folio Diary for 2014: ‘The Sea and Marine Life’. 2013.
16. Folio Diary for 2015: ‘Birds’. 2014.
17. Folio Diary for 2016: ‘Monsters, Demons and the like’. 2015.
18. Folio Diary for 2017: ‘Human Ingenuity’. 2016.
19. Folio Diary for 2018: ‘All things Medieval’. 2017.

Buron/Montaigne Series
1. The Anatomy of Melancholy: Vol I. 2005 (1246).
2. The Anatomy of Melancholy: Vol II. 2005 (1246).
3. The Anatomy of Melancholy: Vol III. 2005 (1246).
4. Montaigne’s Essays: Vol I. 2006 (1315).
5. Montaigne’s Essays: Vol II. 2006 (1315).
6. Montaigne’s Essays: Vol III. 2006 (1315).

182mboyne
Oct 27, 2018, 9:33pm Top

You might wish to consider amending the entry for Macaulay's History of England. The books shown are from the 1980 - 1986 series, of which there were seven issued:
1. The History of England in the Eighteenth Century. 1980 (465).
2. The History of England from 1485-1685. 1985 (551)
3. The History of England from the Accession of James II; Vol I. 1985 (552).
4. The History of England from the Accession of James II; Vol II. 1985 (552).
5. The History of England from the Accession of James II; Vol III. 1986 (570).
6. The History of England from the Accession of James II; Vol IV. 1986 (570).
7. The History of England from the Accession of James II; Vol V. 1986 (570).

There was a later issue in 2009 of a five volume set, made up of the last five volumes listed above. This later set was issued in a brown binding, and I wonder if this is the binding variant you are referring to under 'History of England series edited by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto'?

183wcarter
Oct 28, 2018, 2:45am Top

>181 mboyne:
Thank you for all this information.
It is becoming cumbersome and difficult to add more to the original post, so I have added a postscript to direct people to check the informative posts that have been added over the last 7 months.

184wcarter
Mar 29, 7:03am Top

OP updated with Hornblower series and new Bond title.

185LesMiserables
Apr 18, 6:44am Top

>1 wcarter:
Good Lord, what a delightful resource. Thank you Warwick!

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