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A HISTORY OF THE SALES HELD BY THE FOLIO SOCIETY

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1wcarter
Edited: Sep 17, 2018, 9:41pm Top

A HISTORY OF THE SALES HELD BY THE FOLIO SOCIETY

There is often discussion on FSD about what books were, and weren’t, in previous FS sales, and when these sales were held. This post is therefore one that will be updated as future sales occur, so that there is a running record of all FS sales in the future. As you can see, a lot of books have been on sale in the last three years.

Compiling a list of the books that were in previous sales is difficult. There is absolutely no guarantee that these lists are comprehensive, but they have been carefully compiled from historic FS records. The timing of sales, and the number in any year varies, but there is usually a sale soon after Christmas, and another one in July or August each year.

NB: There may be non-FS books listed, as these were also included in sales, although I have tried to remove these as much as possible.

Prices during the sale are shown where known.

Please list any omissions or errors by posting in this thread.

SUMMER SALE 2015
A Circle in the Fire and Other Stories,
A Traveller in Time
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
Analects US$37.95
Art of War
As I Lay Dying
Ascent Of Man
Baghavad Gita
Ballet Shoes
Bhagavad Gita
Big Chief Elizabeth
Black Sea
Bloody Chamber and Other Stories US$38.00
Box of Delights
Camberwell Beauty and Other Stories
Campaigns of Alexander
Cicero: Orations
Classical Tradition
Cloudstreet
Complete Short Fiction of Melville
Crusader Castles
Crusades Through Arab Eyes
Dead Sea Scrolls
Devil's Dictionary
Diary of a Country Parson
Diary of a Provincial Lady
Disgrace
Dracula
Dream Days
Eagle of the Ninth
Emil and the Detectives
Enigma: The Battle for the Code
Eugene Onegin
Fermat's Last Theorem
Fall of Constantinople 1453
Fear and Trembling
Fermat's Last Theorem
Feudal Society US$56.95
Frost Selected Poems
Gerald Manley Hopkins: Selected Poems & Prose
Gods, Graves and Scholars: The Story of Archaeology
Golem
Gospel of Jesus
Greek Science
Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales
Hemingway Short Stories
Herzog
History of the English Church and People
Holinshed: Chronicles
How the Mind Works US$54.95
In Cold Blood
Lord of the Flies
Loving
Lucky Jim
Maltese Falcon
Man in the High Castle
Meaning of Hitler
Medieval Comic Tales
Meditations and Other Writings
Midnight's Children
Miss Marple Short Stories
Mohammed and Charlemagne,
Monks of War
Name of the Rose
Never Let Me Go
New York Trilogy
Nineveh and Babylon
No Cloak, No Dagger
On the Eve
Once and Future King
Owl Service
Paris After the Liberation
Phoenicians
Postman Always Rings Twice
Prehistory: The Making of the Human Mind
Princess and the Goblin
Railway Children
Remains of the Day
Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry
Restoration London
Ripley Novels
Secret Garden
Seven Gothic Tales
Silver Sword
Song of Roland
Stuart Little
Taming the Infinite
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Travels with a Donkey
Travels with Herodotus
Vampyre and Other Macabre Tales
Walter Pater: The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry
Wannsee Conference and the Final Solution
War at the End of the World
What are the Seven Wonders of the World?
Wind, Sand & Stars
Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Wonderful Wizard of OzHerzog
Worst Journey in the World

JANUARY 2016 SALE
All Quiet on the Western Front
Anna Karenina £29.95
As I Lay Dying
Baburnama £105.00
Bhagavad Gita £19.95
Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
Book of common prayer
Camberwell Beauty
Campaigns of Alexander £17.95
Classical World
Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems £24.95
Dickens' London
Disgrace
Drowned World
Earth - An Intimate History £9.95
Eugene Onegin
Fear and Trembling £17.95
Finnegans Wake
First Love
Folk tales of Britain
Folktales of the Native American
Garden of the Finzi-Continis
Good Soldier
Greek Science
Herzog
His Dark Materials
Impossible Journeys
John Wyndham: Three Novels
Landscape into Art
Last Man
Leviathan
Life, the Universe and Everything
Loving
Meaning of Hitler
Melville's Complete Shorter Fiction
Midnight’s Children
Never Let Me Go
New York Trilogy
No Cloak, No Dagger
On The Eve.
Orlando
Outsider
Paris After the Liberation
Paris in the Middle Ages
Polybius
Prince and the Pauper
Renaissance
Restoration London
Rogue Male
Rural Rides
Slaughterhouse five
Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman! £22.95
Taming the infinite
Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England
Travels of Ibn Battutah
Travels with Herodotus
Vision of Piers the Plowman
War and Peace
Worst Journey in the World

SUMMER SALE 2016
1984
Animal Farm
A Circle in the Fire
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
A New Birth of Freedom: Selected Writing of Abraham Lincoln
All Quiet on the Western Front
Amerika
Animal Farm
Anna Karenina
As I Lay Dying
Bhagavad Gita
Campaigns of Alexander
Cicero: Orations
City of God
Cloudstreet
Death on the Nile
Deeds of the English kings
Desolation Island
Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief Systems of the World
Disgrace
Drowned World
Dubliners
Elizabethan Age
Emil and the Detectives
Eugene onegin
Eugene Onegin
Fatal Shore
Fear and Trembling
Folktales of the Native American
From Dawn to Decadence
Gnostic Gospels
Goblin Market
Good Behaviour
Good Soldier
Greenwitch
Grey King
H.M.S. Surprise
Herzog
History of the Church
History of the English Church and People
Landscape into Art
Leviathan
Lord of the Flies
Master and Commander
Mauritius Command
Meditations and Other Writings
Middle Parts of Fortune
Midnights children
New York Trilogy
On the Psychology of Military Incompetence
Orlando
Outsider
Post Captain
Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Prince and the Pauper
Princess and the Goblin.
Princess Bride
Redcoats and Rebels: The War for America 1770-1781
Remains of the Day
Silver on the Tree
Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman!
The Castle
Tomb of Tutankhamen
Travels with a Donkey
Vampyre and Other Macabre Tales
War of the End of the World
Worst Journey in the World

JANUARY 2017 SALE
A Circle in the Fire and Other Stories
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
A History of the Indians of the United States
A People's Tragedy
A Traveller in Time
A Wrinkle in Time
All Quiet on the Western Front
Amerika
An Expression of the American Mind
Analects
Animal Far
As I Lay Dying
Ascent Of Man
Authentic Gospel of Jesus
Beatrix Potter set
Beloved
Beowulf
Best After-Dinner Stories
Bhagavad Gita
Big Chief Elizabeth
Black Sea
Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
Blue Flower
Book of Common Prayer
Brat Farrar
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Byron
Byron’s Letters & Journals
Camberwell Beauty and Other Stories
Campaigns of Alexander
Catch-22
Cautionary Tales and Other Verses
Charles I & the People of England
Cloudstreet
Comedians
Complete Shorter Fiction Herman Melville
Conrad's Congo
Consolation of Philosophy
Darling Buds of May
Dawn to Decadence
Dead Sea Scrolls
Devil's Dictionary
Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems
Dickens' London
Disgrace
Earth - An Intimate History
Edward Lear's Complete Nonsense
Elizabethan Age
Epic of Gilgamesh
Epitaph for a Spy
Eugene Onegin
Far Side of the World
Fear and Trembling
Feudal Society
Final Solution: The Fate of the Jews 1933–49
Folio Book of Humorous Anecdotes
Fortune of War
Frost Selected Poems
Garden of the Finzi-Continis
Gnostic Gospels
Goblin Market and Selected Poems
Good Behaviour
Good Soldier
Good Things
Great Gatsby
Great Plague in London
Greek Science
Greenwitch
Grey King
Hassan
Hemingway Short Stories
Herzog
Hide and Seek
History of the English Church and People
Holy Land & Egypt and Nubia
How the Mind Works
Impossible Journeys
In Cold Blood
Inventions of the Middle Ages
Ionian Mission
Kandinsky: The Elements of Art
Lark Rise to Candleford
Last Man
Letters To Vicky
Lord Byron: Selected Poems
Lord of the Flies
Loved One
Loving
Mark Twain Collected Stories
Meaning of Hitler
Medieval Comic Tales
Meditations
Metamorphosis and Other Stories
Middle Parts of Fortune
Midnight's Children
Mohammed and Charlemagne
Napoleon and Wellington
New York Trilogy
No man is an island - A selection from the prose of John Donne
Notes from a Small Island
Odyssey
Oregon Trail
Orlando
Oscar and Lucinda
Outsider
Over Sea, Under Stone
Paris After the Liberation
Paris in the Middle Ages
Pickwick Papers
Postman Always Rings Twice
Prehistory: The Making of the Human Mind
Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Princess and the Goblin
Princess Bride
Principia: Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy
Queen of Spades and Other Stories
Remains of the Day
Restoration London
Ripley Novels
Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám
Scott's Last Expedition
Silver Sword
Slaughterhouse-Five
Sons and Lovers
Southern Gates of Arabia
Spanish Civil war
Structures: or Why Things Don't Fall Down
Symposium Plato
The Castle
Thirteen Gun Salute
Travels of Ibn Battutah
Travels with a Donkey
Travels with Herodotus
Treason's Harbour
Troy and Its Remains
Under Milk Wood
Vision of Piers the Plowman
Voyage of Argo
W. B. Yeats: Selected Poems and Paintings
Wannsee Conference and the Final Solution
What are the Seven Wonders of the World?
Worst Journey in the World

FEBRUARY 2017 SALE (SURPRISE EXTRA SALE)
A Farewell to Arms £31.95
Brief Lives £27.95
Deeds of the English Kings £55.95
Discovery of Tahiti £17.95
Duke’s Children £146 Limited Edition
Elizabethan Underworld £23.95
Every Man for Himself £21.95
In Patagonia £25.95
Love and War in the Apennines £26.95
On the Psychology of Military Incompetence £31.95
Radetzky March £27.95
Reason Why £27.95
Selected Poems (Anna Akhmatova) £22.95
Selected Poems & Songs (Burns) £21.95
Shining £39.95
Tale of Genji £105
Tommy £60.00
Vile Bodies £23.95
Vita Nuova £27.95
World of Herodotus £31.95
World of Late Antiquity £27.95
Wuthering Heights £27.95

SUMMER SALE 2017
A Circle in the Fire and Other Stories
A Clockwork Orange
A New Birth of Freedom: Selected Writings of Abraham Lincoln
A People's Tragedy
A Wizard of Earthsea
A Wrinkle in Time
Amerika
An Expression of the American Mind
Ascent of Man
Beloved
Beowulf
Between Silk and Cyanide
Big Chief Elizabeth
Brat Farrar
Bull From the Sea
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Day of the Jackal
Epic of Gilgamesh
Eugene Onegin
Fatal Shore
Feudal Society
First World War
Garden of the Finzi-Continis
Ghost of Thomas Kempe
Good Soldier
Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness
Hemingway Short Stories
Interpreting Dreams
Kim
Lark Rise to Candleford
Last Man
Leviathan
Little White Horse
Loving
Mapmakers
Middle Parts of Fortune
Midnight Folk
Mohammed and Charlemagne
New York Trilogy
Odyssey
Once There Was a War
Oregon Trail
Oxford Shakespeare plays (37 titles)
Paris in the Middle Ages
Postman Always Rings Twice
Radetzky March
Redcoats and Rebels: The War for America 1770-1781
Restoration London
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Scott's Last Expedition
Second World War
Sixteen Satires
Southern Gates of Arabia
Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman
Tale of Genji
Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England
Travels of Ibn Battutah
Troy and Its Remains
Vision of Piers the Plowman
Voyage of Argo
W. B. Yeats: Selected Poems and Paintings
Wannsee Conference and the Final Solution
War and Peace
What Katy Did
Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Worst Journey in the World

NEW YEAR SALE 2018
African Folktales £34.95
Age of Gold £47.95
Candide £75
Carthage: A History £51.95
Classical World £62.95
Crime and Punishment £34.95
Foucault’s Pendulum £49.95
From Dawn to Decadence £99
In Parenthesis £47.95
Into the Unknown £39.95
Kim £32.95
Lolita £62.95
Never Let Me Go £29.95
On the Psychology of Military Incompetence £39.95
Prince in Splendour £39.95
Reformation: Europe’s House Divided £99.95
Scott’s Last Expedition £47.95
Shackleton’s Boat Journey £27.95
Sound and the Fury £60
Tomb of Tutankhamun £89.95
Treasure Island £44.95
Voyage of Argo £39.95

SUMMER SALE 2018
20,000 Leagues Under the Seas
A Story as Sharp as a Knife
A Writer At Large
Age of Illusion £18.95
Age of Wonder
Akhmatova's Poems
Alexander Trilogy
Barchester Towers £22.45
Beloved
Blue Flower
Book of Common Prayer
Brighton Rock
Camberwell Beauty
Candide
Cautionary Tales and Other Verses £15.95
Cloudstreet
Comedians
Consolation of Philosophy
Crime and Punishment
Crusader Castles
Deeds of the English Kings
Desolation Island
Diary of a Country Parson
Disgrace
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Drowned World
Dubliners
Earth
East of Eden
Enigma: The Battle for the Code £20.95
Eugene Onegin
Every Man for Himself
Fear and Trembling
From Dawn To Decadance
Ghost of Thomas Kempe £14.95
Goblin Market and Selected Poems
God's Englishman £19.45
Gods, Graves and Scholars
Good Behaviour
Great Contemporaries
Great Railway Bazaar
Greek Science
Hassan
Hide and Seek
History of the Church
In Cold Blood
In Xanadu: A Quest
Interpreting Dreams £23.95
John Keats: Selected Poems
Last Man
Letters To Vicky
Leviathan
Lord of the Flies
Love and War in the Apennines £17.95
Loved One
Loving
Mapmakers £23.95
Meaning of Hitler
Medieval Comic Tales
Melville The Complete Shorter Fiction
Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb £19.45
Midnight Folk £17.45
Midnight's Children
Monks of War
Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym £15.95
Never Let Me Go
Nicholas and Alexandra £24.95
On the Eve £18.45
On the Road
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Oscar and Lucinda
Parade's End
Paradise Lost
Pillow Book Of Sei Shonagon
Prince and the Paupe
Queen of Spades and Other Stories
Radetzky March £18.45
Reason Why
Restoration London
Ring of Bright Water
Robert Burns: Selected Poems & Songs
Seeds of Change
Selected Poems by Anna Akhmatova
Seven Gothic Tales
Seven Wonders of the World
Southern Gates of Arabia
Structures: or Why Things Don't Fall Down.
Surely your joking Mr Feynman
Thus Spoke Zarathustra £20.95
Twenty Thousand Leagues
Under Milk Wood
Venetian Empire
Voyage of Argo
W. B. Yeats: Selected Poems and Paintings
War of the End of the World
Warden £14.95
Wind, Sand & Stars £14.95
With Napoleon in Russia
Wolves of Willoughby Chase £14.95
World Turned Upside Down
Zimmermann Telegram

2wdripp
Sep 17, 2018, 10:59pm Top

Summer Sale 2018 (prices in US $):

Alexander Trilogy $95.00
Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde $26.95
Dubliners $26.95
Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym $28.95

New Year Sale 2018 (prices in US $):

The Blue Flower $28.45
Beloved $35.45
Discovery of Tahiti $22.45
Foucault's Pedulum $62.45
Farewell to Arms $53.45
Girls of Slender Means $26.45
Hassan $26.45
In Cold Blood $26.95
Outsider $10.45
Queen of Spades $44.45
Quest For the Northwest Passage $35.45
Redcoats and Rebels $44.45
Ring of Bright Water $33.95
Scott's Last Expedition $42.45
Shackleton's Boat Journey $35.45
Southern Gates of Arabia $49.45
Story as Sharp as a Knife $87.00

3wdripp
Sep 17, 2018, 11:19pm Top

Summer 2017 sale (prices in US $):

Distant Mirror $35.12
Folktales of the Native American $25.01
Garden of the Finzi-Continis $25.01
Ghost of Thomas Kempe $22.53
Hide and Seek $28.53
Mapmakers $35.12
Mask of Dimitrios $28.40
Meditations $25.01
No Cloak, No Dagger $27.69
Oxford Shakespeare plays $17.56 each
Tale of Genji $108.36
Under Milk Wood $21.05
Vision of Piers the Plowman $85.74
Wizard of Eathsea $23.25

January 2017 sale (prices in US $):

Analects $25.95
Brat Farrar $37.95
Consolation of Philosophy $27.95
Devil's Dictionary $21.95
Epic of Gilgamesh $37.95
Epitaph for a Spy $33.95
Goblin Market and Selected Poems $37.95
Greenwitch $ 14.95
Grey King $14.95
Hemingway Short Stories $36.95
Herzog $28.95
Impossible Journeys $24.95
Lord Byron: Selected Poems $41.95
Midnight's Children $42.95
Outsider $24.95
Over Sea, Under Stone $14.95
Prime of Miss Jean Brodie $31.95
Postman Always Rings Twice $26.95
Silver on the Tree $16.95
Slaughterhouse-Five $32.95
Sons and Lovers $46.95
Structures: or Why Things Don't Fall Down $40.95

4wdripp
Sep 17, 2018, 11:29pm Top

January 2016 sale (prices in US $):

All Quiet on the Western Front $37.33
Anna Karenina $56.02
As I Lay Dying $28.48
Beyond the Pale and Other Stories $41.27
Bhagavad Gita $37.33
Camberwell Beauty and Other Stories $34.38
Campaigns of Alexander $34.38
Crusader Castles $34.38
Darling Buds of May $22.58
Edward Lear's Complete Nonsense $37.33
Eugene Onegin $36.35
Folk Tales of Britain: Legends $55.04
Folk Tales of Britain: Narratives $55.04
Good Soldier $33.40
Impossible Journeys $26.51
Last Man $37.33
Miss Marple Short Stories $37.33
New York Trilogy $28.48
On the Eve $41.27
Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám $112.10
Travels with a Donkey $18.64
Voyage of Argo $57.01
War and Peace $152.43
War of the End of the World $ 44.22
Worst Journey in the World $47.17
John Wyndham: Three Novels $64.90

5Beth38
Sep 18, 2018, 1:53pm Top

Very helpful. Thank you for doing this!

6ProbisPateo
Sep 19, 2018, 6:38am Top

Are you going to include the limited editions too? Thanks for doing this.

7wcarter
Sep 19, 2018, 8:10am Top

>6 ProbisPateo:
I have not kept a record of the LE sales. If anyone has done so, feel free to add the details here.

8Lim_See_Min
Edited: Sep 24, 2018, 3:51am Top

Thanks for doing this! Grateful as I'll no longer have to dig through past year sale topics to judge if I should get it immediately or gamble and wait on it! To add on (not sure if there are any duplicates... sorry if there are!):

New Year Sale 2018:
Anna Karenina £29.95
The Ascent Of Man £9.95
Seven Gothic Tales £19.95
Seven Gothic Tales £19.95
Travels with a Donkey £9.95

Summer Sale 2018:
Selected Poems by Anna Akhmatova £14.95
The Blue Flower £15.95
Crime and Punishment £17.45
The Diary of a Country Parson £18.45
From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life £49.50
Letters To Vicky £27.45
Medieval Comic Tales £15.95
Oscar and Lucinda £20.95
The Queen of Spades and Other Stories £19.45

Also, I had bought From Dawn to Decadence for half price at £49.50 during the Summer Sale 2018 so the original price would be £99. I'm not too sure that From Dawn to Decadence was in the New Year Sale 2018 at a price of £99, unless there was some price adjustments between the New Year Sale and Summer Sale which I'm not aware of...

Edit: Forgot to include currency sign for Anna Karenina

9EclecticIndulgence
Sep 23, 2018, 8:48pm Top

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10NLNils
Edited: Oct 21, 2018, 9:02am Top

I thought a little bit on this wcarter and after rummaging through my saved catalogues I came up with this idea: To list the books that were for sale here and upload the sale brochures/catalogues to the Wiki. You only would have the percentage discount as general information, but that's a pretty good marker as far as I'm concerned.

11wcarter
Oct 21, 2018, 4:02pm Top

>10 NLNils:
If you have old sales catalogues, and are prepared to scan and send them to me, that would work.

12NLNils
Oct 21, 2018, 4:38pm Top

>11 wcarter: I have a few, but am not in possession of a scanner unfortunately. Do you throw yours out after the sales have ended?

13wcarter
Oct 21, 2018, 4:39pm Top

>12 NLNils:
I have none. I only keep the quarterly catalogues.

14Lim_See_Min
Edited: Oct 28, 2018, 12:41am Top

>12 NLNils: perhaps you could try using an app (or the notes app on the iPhone which comes with this function) to 'scan' it using the phone camera? Not sure how it would turn out but if you're able to get the pages flat it should work!

15NLNils
Oct 30, 2018, 9:26am Top

>14 Lim_See_Min: I tried that, but it being Fall here I can't get a good result. Lensflare from overhead lighting and shaded parts ruin the scan. folio_books are you better equipped?

16folio_books
Oct 30, 2018, 10:33am Top

>15 NLNils: folio_books are you better equipped?

Well I've got a scanner with a hood but it's a pretty basic one - an Epson scanner/printer thing. The results are on the wiki page.

17wcarter
Mar 10, 10:55pm Top

The next FS sale is probably less than three months away.
Thanks to NLNils (John), a spreadsheet detailing the sales over the past few years is available on the wiki here, or directly for downlaod here.
This spreadsheet has just been updates, so that out of print books are now not included in the main list, but are still listed at the bottom of the spreadsheet for historical reference.
This list may give FSD members some idea of which books may be in the next sale.

18ProbisPateo
Apr 2, 7:48am Top

The sale I'm looking out for is another 50% off LEs like last August

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