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Index of "Folio Archive" and Fine Press book reviews

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An index of the older FOLIO SOCIETY illustrated book reviews that I am writing. An index of the FINE PRESS and LIMITED EDITIONS illustrated book reviews is at the end of the Folio Society Archives list.

This index thread will be updated as each review is added to the talk threads, and a link to this catalogue will be added to the FSD wiki here and Fine Press wiki here for permanent access.

The criteria for inclusion of a book in the Folio Archives series of reviews are that it must be at least 10 years since the book was published by the Folio Society, and must no longer be in print by the FS.

The Fine Press and Limited Edition reviews may cover any book in my collection, regardless of age.

Click on book name to be taken to the appropriate review.

Abelard and Heloise 1977.

Aeneid by Virgil – Limited Edition 2010.

A Few Royal Occasions edited by Sue Bradbury 1977.

African Adventures by H.Rider Haggard – King Solomon’s Mines, She, Alan Quartermain 1995.

Age of Illumination, The 2004.

A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes 2005.

A History of British Birds by Thomas Bewick 2010.

A History of the Crusades by Steven Runciman 1994.

A Journal of The Terror by M. Cléry & Abbé de Firmont 1955.

Alice’s Adventure Underground by Lewis Carroll LE 2008.

A Life of the Buddha 1959.

A Man of Singular Virtue by A.L.Rowse 1980.

A Memoir of the Forty-Five by The Chevalier de Johnstone 1958.

Analects by Confucius 2009.

An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope 1993.

Anne Hughes : Her Boke 1981.

A Passage to India by E.M.Forster 1983 & 2008.

A Pedestrian Journey by Cpt. John Dundas Cochrane 1983.

Apocrypha, The - fine edition 2006.

Aristocrats by Stella Tillyard 2007.

Art and Illusion 2000.

Arthur trilogy by Kevin Crossley-Holland – 2009-10.

Art of the Book, The by Charles Ede 1951.

A Shameful Revenge and Other Stories by Maria de Zayas y Sotomayor 1963.

Assassins, The by Bernard Lewis 2005.

A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain by Daniel Defoe 2006.

A Treasury of Mark Twain 1999.

At the Crossing-Places by Kevin Crossley-Holland – 2010.

Augustus Carp Esq. by Himself by Sir Henry Howard Bashford 1988.

Aunts Aren't Gentlemen by P. G. Wodehouse 2000.

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft. 2008.

A Voyage Round the Coast of Great Britain by William Daniell 2008.

Ballet Dancers by Edgar Degas 1960.

Barrack-Room Ballads by Rudyard Kipling 1991.

Bayeux Tapestry 1973.

Benedictional of St.Aethelwold , The - Limited Edition 2001.

Berlin Diaries of Marie “Missie” Vassiltchikov 1991.

Best of the Marx Brothers, introduced by E.L. Doctorow 2007.

Beowulf 1973 and 2010.

Bird Paintings of Henry Jones 1976 Limited Edition.

Bird Poems by John Clare 1980.

Book of Margery Kempe, The 2004.

Bookmark : Folio Society metal bookmark (aka. FS crowbar) 2010.

Booklover's Companion by Matthew Reisz 2006.

Boswell’s London Journal 1762-63 by James Boswell 1985.

Boxiana by Pierce Egan 1976.

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh - Limited Edition 1995.

British Myths and Legends 1998.

Canaletto : Paintings, Drawings and Etchings by Gregory Martin 1967.

Chartres : The Making of a Miracle by Colin Ward 1986.

Chéri by Colette 1963.

Civilisation by Kenneth Clark 1999.

Cobbett’s England 1968.

Coleridge Among the Lakes and Mountains by Roger Hudson 1991.

Coming up For Air by George Orwell 2001.

Compleat Angler, The by Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton 1962.

Complete Nonsense by Edward Lear 1996/2012.

Confessions of a Justified Sinner, The by James Hogg 1978.

Confessions of a Thug by Philip Meadows Taylor 1974.

Count of Monte Cristo, The by Alexandre Dumas 1999.

Culpeper’s Herbal by Nicholas Culpeper 2007.

Daily Life in Ancient Rome by Jéröme Carcopino 2004.

Dame aux Camelias, La by Alexandre Dumas the Younger 1975.

Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio 1998.

Derby Day by David Holloway 1975.

Diaries of Samuel Pepys - 1982, 1985, 1996, 2003.

Diary of a Provincial Lady by E.M. Delafield 1979.

Diary of a Village Shopkeeper 1754-1765, The by Thomas Turner 1998.

Dickens Encyclopaedia by Arthur L. Hayward 1989.

Dickens’ London 1966; Dickens in Europe 1975.

Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak 1997.

Dolf Rieser's Copper Engravings Portfolio 1952.

Domesday Book 3 vols. 2003.

Domestic Manners of the Americans by Frances Trollope 1974.

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes LE 2005.

Dr. Haydn & Mr. Salomon 2 x 12" LP Box Set by the Salomon Quartet 1983.

Earliest Chemical Industry by Singer 1948.

Eclogues by Virgil 2000.

Edward Gibbon's Atlas of the World 1991.

Edward Lear’s Complete Nonsense 1996/2012.

Embassy to China by Lord Macartney 2004.

Enfants Terribles, Les by Jean Cocteau 1976.

English Eccentrics by Edith Sitwell 1994.

English Governess at the Siamese Court, The by Anna Harriette Leonowens 1980.

English Journey by J B Priestley 1997.

Ephemera - 1990 to 2019.

Europeans, The by Henry James 1982.

Excellent Women by Barbara Pym 2005.

Exeter Riddle Book, The 1978.

Faerie Queene, The by Edmund Spenser Limited Edition 2011.

Fanny Burney’s Diary 1961.

Father Brown Stories, The by G. K. Chesterton 1996.

Faust by Gothe 2005.

Fitzwilliam Book of Hours Limited Edition 2009.

Folio Anthology of Humour, The 1992.

Folio Bibliographies : Folio 21, 1968-1971, 25, 34, 40, 50 and 60.

Folio Book of Carols, The 2007.

Folio Book of Literary Puzzles by John Sutherland 2007.

Folio Society Bok of the 100 Greatest Paintings by Martin Bailey 2001.

Folio Society Book of the 100 Greatest Photographs by Mark Haworth-Booth 2006.

Folio Society Bok of the 100 Greatest Portraits by Martin Bailey 2006 .

Four Gospels, The. Limited Edition 2007.

Freaks of Mayfair , The by E.F.Benson 2009.

Galley Slave : The Autobiography of Jean Marteilhe 1957 .

Genius of James Thurber, The 1997.

Gentleman’s Daughter, The by Amanda Vickery 2006.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos 1985.

Glencoe & Culloden by John Prebble 1996.

Golden Fleece, The by Robert Graves 2003.

Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves 1981.

Goodman of Paris, The 1992.

Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake 1992.

Grand Quarrel , The 1993.

Grapes of Wrath, The by John Steinbeck 1998/2006.

Greek Myths, The by Robert Graves 1996.

Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift 1965, 2011 LE, 1950 LEC.

Happy Captive, The by Francisco Nüñez de Pineda Y Bascuñån 1977.

Harriette Wilson’s Memoirs 1979.

Haydn’s Visits to England by Christopher Hogwood 1980.

Hereford World Map, Mappa Mundi - Limited Edition. 2010.

Hermsprong by Robert Bage - Special Limited Edition 1960. (Rarest Folio Society book)

History of England by Jane Austen 1993.

History of Myddle, The by Richard Gough 1983.

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams 2010.

Hobbit, The by JRR Tolkien - 1997 standard edition, 2002 limited edition .

Hole in the Wall, The by Arthur Morrison 1978.

Holkham Bible Limited Edition 2007.

House of Mirth, The by Edith Wharton 1990.

How to Cook a Hippopotamus by Ian Pindar 2006.

Human Factor, The by Graham Greene 2008.

Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll 1976.

Ill Met by Moonlight by W.Stanley Moss 2001.

Illustrated Journey Round the World, An by Daniell 2007.

Immortals, The : London's Finest Statues by Joe Whitlock Blundell & Roger Hudson 1998.

Incognita by William Congreve 1951.

Into the Dark Continent by Henry Morton Stanley 2002.

Italian Cities – Rome, Florence, Venice by Christopher Hibbert 1997 .

Jayant Madhvani. Editor: Robert Becker 1973.

Jerusalem by William Blake 2007.

Johnson’s Dictionary by Samuel Johnson 2006 Limited Edition.

Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities by R. S. Surtees 1949.

Journal of my Service in India by Maj. John Corneille 1966.

Journal of Our Life in the Highlands by Queen Victoria - Limited Edition 2002.

Jubilee Years, The by Roger Hudson 1996.

Jungle Book, The by Rudyard Kipling 1992.

Justine by Lawrence Durrell 2008.

Kelmscott Facsimile of The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer – Fine edition 2008.

King Henry’s Map of the British Isles – LIimited Edition 2009.

King Henry’s Prayer Book - Limited Edition facsimile 2009.

King of the Middle March by Kevin Crossley-Holland – 2010.

Klemperer Diaries by Victor Klemperer 2006.

Knight in Panther Skin, The by Shota Rustaveli 1977.

Knossos by Colin F. Macdonald 2005.

Koran (Qur’an} 2008.

Lamas of the Western Heavens by Régis-Evariste Huc 1982.

Laws of Oleron, Admiralty Court – Limited Edition Facsimile 1960.

Laxdaela Saga 1975.

Leaves From a Psalter Limited Edition 2012.

Leopard, The by Giuseppe di Lampedusa 1988 and 2000.

Letterpress Shakespeare The Tempest 2008.

Liber Bestiarum limited edition 2008.

Life and Campaigns of the Black Prince, The - translated and edited by Richard Barber 1979.

Life in a Medieval Village, Life in a Medieval City & Life in a Medieval Castle by Joseph & Frances Gies 2002.

Life of Charlemagne by Einhard 1970.

Life of Mozart, The by Edward Holmes 1991.

Life of St. Edmund, King and Martyr, The - Limited Edition 2004.

Life of the Bee, The by Maurice Maeterlinck 1995.

Lifted Veil, The 2005.

London 1851 : The Year of the Great Exhibition 1972.

London Spy, The by Ned Ward 1955.

Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad 1996.

Lost Cities of the Ancient World 2005 (5v.).

Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford 1992.

Loved One, The by Evelyn Waugh 1993.

Luttrell Psalter - Limited Edition 2006.

Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier 1948 .

Malleus Maleficarum : The Hammer of Witchcraft by Jacobus Sprenger and Heinrich Kramer 1968.

Mappa Mundi, The Hereford World Map - Limited Edition. 2010.

Mass-Observation; Britain in the Second World War 2007.

Medieval People & Medieval Women by Eileen Power 1999 & 2001.

Memoirs of Prince Alexy Haimatoff by Thomas Jefferson Hogg 1952.

Memoirs of Sir James Melville of Halhill, The by Gordon Donaldson 1969.

Metamorphoses by Ovid LIMITED EDITION 2008.

Michael Howe, The Last and Worst of the Bushrangers 1977.

Miniature Poetry books 1991-1997.

Mistress Masham’s Repose by T.H.White 1989.

Moby Dick by Herman Melville Limited Edition 2009.

Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe 1965/1997.

Moon’s a Balloon, The by David Niven 2009.

Mother Courage by Johann von Grimmelshausen 1965.

Mr. Norris Changes Trains by Christopher Isherwood 1990.

Music for King Henry LIMITED EDITION 2009.

Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of the HMS Bounty by Sir John Barrow 1976.

My Life by Thomas Bewick 1981.

My Life and Times by Jerome K. Jerome 1992.

Nana by Émile Zola 1956.

Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne by Gilbert White 1994 & 2009.

Nelson and Emma edited by Roger Hudson 1994.

Night Thoughts by Edward Young. Illustrated by William Blake. Limited Edition 2005.

Nile, The : The Blue Nile and The White Nile by Alan Moorehead 2001.

No Man is an Island by John Donne 1997.

Nun, The by Denis Diderot 1972.

Nursery Rhymes by Paula Rego – Special Limited Edition 1994.

Of Gods and Men by Frederic Raphael 1992.

On the Eve by Ivan Turgenev 2011.

Original Leaves from Famous European Books 1470 – 1794 1963.

Our Village by Mary Russell Mitford 1997.

Pan, From Lt. Thomas Glahn’s Papers by Knut Hamsun 1983.

Paris in the Middle Ages by Simone Roux 2014.

Paris Under Siege by Joanna Richardson 1982.

Pather Panchali by Bibhutibhushan Banerji 1971.

Pax Britannica by James (Jan) Morris 1992.

Perfect and Imperfect Enjoyments by John Wilmot Earl of Rochester 1992 Folio Press Limited edition.

Perrault’s Fairy Tales 1998.

Peter Pan and Wendy by J M Barrie 2006.

Pick of Punch, The 1998.

Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang 2007.

Playfair Hours, The 1984.

Praise of Folly by Erasmus 1974.

Pre-Rapahelites and Their World, The by William Michael Rosetti 1995.

Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The by Muriel Spark 1998.

Private Lives of the Tudor Monarchs edited by Christopher Falcus 1974.

Purgatorio by Dante. 2007.

Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford 1991.

Queen Mary Atlas limited edition 2005.

Quest for Corvo, The by A. J. A. Symons. 1952/1992.

Qur’an 2008.

Raid on the Treasure Trains by Sir Francis Drake 1954.

Retreat from Moscow 1812-1813, The by Sgt. Bourgogne 1985.

Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Coleridge 1994.

Royal Choirbook LIMITED EDITION 2009.

Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám by Edward Fitzgerald 2018 facsimile, 2009 LE.

Rumpole by John Mortimer 1994.

Sakuntala by Kalidasa 1992.

Salomé by Oscar Wilde 1957.

Sappho – A Picture of Life in Paris by Alphonse Daudet 1954.

Satyrica by Petronius Arbiter 2003.

Scarlet and Black Wood Engravings Portfolio by Frank Martin 1965.

Scarlet Letter, The by Nathaniel Hawthorne 1992.

Scarlet Pimpernel, The by Baroness Orczy 1997.

Scoop by Evelyn Waugh 1982.

Secret Memoirs of a Renaissance Pope, The by Pius II 1988.

Seeing Stone, The by Kevin Crossley-Holland – 2009.

Siege and Fall of Troy by Robert Graves 2005.

Siege of Malta 1565 by Francisco Balbi 1965.

Sofa, The by Crebillon Fils 1951.

Songlines, The by Bruce Chatwin 2010.

Songs of Innocence and of Experience by William Blake 1992.

St.Peter’s Umbrella by Kálmán Mikszáth 1966.

Strong Poison by Dorothy L Sayers 1998.

Surinam Album, The LE by Maria Sibylla Merian 2006.

Sword of Honour by Evelyn Waugh 2001 (3v.).

Tales by Tolstoy 1947. (first book ever published by the FS)

Tales of Beatrix Potter 2007.

Tales From Two Pockets by Karel Capek 1962.

Tamerlane by Beatrice Forbes Manz 2005.

Tempest, The; Letterpress Shakespeare 2008.

Temple of Flora Limited Edition by Robert Thornton 2008.

Third Policeman, The by Flann O’Brien 2006.

Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World, Limited Edition 1999.

Tractatus de Herbis British Library Egerton MS 747 Limited Edition 2003.

Trafalgar, An Eyewitness History by Tom Pocock 2005.

Travels of a Victorian Photographer by Francis Frith 2001.

Travels of Marco Polo, The translated by Ronald Latham 1968.

Travels With my Aunt by Graham Greene 2004.

Trial, The by Kafka 1967.

Two Tales by Mrs. Aphra Behn 1953.

Two Tales of the Congo by Joseph Conrad 1952.

Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas 1972/2009.

Victorian Trilogy by Asa Briggs 1996.

Voice From the Ranks by Sgt. Timothy Gowing 1954.

Voltaire’s England with Hogarth Engravings 1950.

What is Life? by Erwin Schrödinger 2000.

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys 1993.

Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame 2005.

Witches of Salem, The - edited by Roger Thompson 1982.

Wonderful Year 1603, The by Thomas Dekker 1989.

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë 1991.

Year Round Things To Do 2011.



Click on book name to be taken to the appropriate review.

2020 Vision compiled by Nigel Hamway – NOMAD LETTERPRESS.

A Letter from India. Edited by Nicolas Barker – ROXBURGHE CLUB 2020.


Along the River During the Qingming Festival scroll .

Anubis Gates, The by Tim Powers - CENTIPEDE PRESS 2013.

Atlas Universal Diogo Homem – MOLEIRO EDITOR 2002.

Battle of the Frogs and Mice, The by Homer – LIBANUS PRESS 1988.

Battle of Waterloo - EXTRAORDINARY EDITIONS 2015.

Black Hours MS M.493 - FAKSIMILE VERLAG 2001 .

Book of Ruth, The – LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB 1947.

Book of the Dead – LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB 1972.

Brick Moon, The by Edward Everett Hale – IMPRINT SOCIETY 1971.

Coastline by Hannah Cousins – NOMAD LETTERPRESS 2019.

Court of Rome, The by Henry Cogan– HENRY HERRINGMAN 1654.

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky – BEEHIVE BOOKS 2021.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson – AMARANTHINE BOOKS 2015.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson – HAND & EYE EDITIONS 2010.

Dream Song of Olaf Åsteson, The - OLD STILE PRESS 1995.

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card - CENTIPEDE PRESS 2014.

Erith by Quentin S. Crisp – ZAGAVA 2015.

Equus – OLD STILE PRESS 2009.

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury – LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB 1982.

First Fleet, The by Owen Rutter – GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS 1937.

Fisherman and His Soul, The by Oscar Wilde – GRABHORN PRESS 1939.

Flora Superba & Flora Magnifica – TRYON GALLERY 1971 & 1976.

Graziella by A. de LaMartine - NONESUCH PRESS 1929.

Great Book of Thomas Trevilian, The - ROXBURGHE CLUB 2000.

Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson – CENTIPEDE PRESS 2019.

Hiroshima by John Hersey - LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB 1983.

Iliad and Odyssey by Homer – CHESTER RIVER PRESS 2009.

Illuminated Fightbook I.33 – EXTRAORDINARY EDITIONS 2013.

Into the Lagoon by E V Lucas – OLD SCHOOL PRESS 2021.

Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami - CENTIPEDE PRESS LIMITED EDITION 2017.

King Solomon's Mines, H. Rider Haggard– IMPRINT SOCIETY LIMITED EDITION 1970.

Letters to my Father 1660-1663 by Edward Abney - SIMON RANDALL PUBLISHING 2005.

Lord's Prayer - World's smallest letterpress book.

Maps and Text of the Boke of Idrography Presented by Jean Rotz to Henry VIII. - ROXBURGHE CLUB 1981.

Maps of The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge 1829-1844.

Masque of the Red Death, The by Edgar Allan Poe – NO REPLY PRESS 2020.

Messale di Giorgio di Challant – PRIULI & VERLUCCA EDITORI 1993.

Napoleon's Memoirs – GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS 1945.

Odes and Epodes of Horace - LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB – 1961.

Palladio's Homes by Martyn & Angela Ould - OLD SCHOOL PRESS 2009.

Rip van Winkle by Washington Irving - EASTON PRESS LIMITED EDITION 2012.

Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley – NEIL P. ZUKERMAN / CFM GALLERY 1998.

Salome, Oscar Wilde – HERITAGE PRESS 1945.

Schwarzes Stundenbuch, Des - FAKSIMILE VERLAG .

Sea Wolf by Jack London - LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB 1961.

Seed by Ania Ahlborn - SUNTUP NUMBERED EDITION 2021.

Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer - LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB 1993.

Snails, The - FOOLSCAP PRESS 2016.

Stardust by Neil Gaiman - LYRA’S BOOKS LEATHER LIMITED EDITION 2020.

Story of the Fisherman, The - FOOLSCAP PRESS 2015.

Three Colonial Adventures by John Lingwood Stuart – EDITION RENARD 2018.

Transposed Heads, The by Thomas Mann – ALLEN PRESS 1977.

Travels of Sir John Mandeville - FOOLSCAP PRESS 2019.

Undersea - NAWAKUM PRESS 2010.

Undine by F. de la Motte - LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB 1930.

Universal Atlas of Fernão Vaz Dourado – M. MOLEIRO 2013.

Vathek by William Beckford – LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB 1945.

Voyage to Lilliput and Voyage to Brobdingnag by Jonathan Swift - LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB 1950.

William Morris in the Making by Elisabeth Luther Cary - THE CLINKER PRESS 2019.


















A montage of the more than 500 Folio Society books in my collection can be seen here.

Edited: Jan 13, 10:02pm

For anyone getting bored, there are over 170 illustrated book reviews indexed above (mainly Folio Society but a few fine and limited editions), as well as links to an illustrated book catalogue covering many different genres.

Apr 23, 2020, 11:02pm

>1 wcarter:

You're a treasure, Warwick. Thank you again for all your hard work and passion.

Apr 24, 2020, 5:14pm

Amazing work Warwick.

Edited: Apr 25, 2020, 4:26am

Great! That will be really helpful for a person like me who don't know much about these books and their backgrounds. Thank you!