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Fall Release 2019

Folio Society devotees

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Aug 13, 6:17pm Top

Last year, September 5th, 19 titles were released. This is typically a pretty sizeable collection and I see no reason that it won't be this year as well.

There was a horror survey some years back, if I recollect, Tales of Mystery and Imagination, Straub's A Ghost Story and Rosemary's Baby are all still out there from that. I believe Howl's Moving Castle is up for release. I think a Dickens or two could arrive. I really feel like The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon is looming. Coraline might make a fun kid's selection. With American history a big topic of discussion lately, there could be something there.

In any case, I have blown my book budget for two more months, buuuut, it's nice in the meantime to see what everyone knows or thinks about the upcoming collection.

Aug 13, 7:08pm Top

I’m hoping for the next Bond release. I’m having fun collecting this series.

I will order Howl’s Moving Castle whenever it’s ready. I’d also be happy with any new Steinbeck and a reissue of To Kill a Mockingbird. Anything from Rosemary Sutcliff or Neil Gaiman would also be worth an order, as well.

Aug 13, 8:57pm Top

> The_Toad_Revolt_of84 Howl is getting released only in October as per Folio

Edited: Aug 14, 10:54am Top

Some horror in time for Halloween would be nice.

I think the James Bond novels and the winner of the illustration award traditionally appear as part of the Christmas Collection (usually late October), rather than the September Collection.

I still have Master and Margarita, Brothers Karamazov, Book Thief, Haruki Murakami, Stardust, Neverwhere, and Leaf by Niggle on my wishlist.

Aug 14, 3:43am Top

Does anybody have any hint about the books to be published?
Normally they give hints here and there on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
But as I'm not on any of these, I have no idea.

Aug 14, 4:01am Top

They have hinted at more Bond recently

Aug 14, 4:39am Top

Excited too! Hoping for some new (not reprinted) 19th century stuff, like Gissing or Braddon. Haven’t seen anything from FS about the release yet.

Aug 14, 5:09am Top

There's a new Marvel book coming out in Sep. Seems like it's being marketed in the same vain as Game of Thrones ie to the pop-culture segment as it's own unique release, rather than having it included in the Fall collection and lose its limelight.

Aug 14, 5:31am Top

>9 wongie: I also just got the mail about the Marvel Book (https://www.foliosociety.com/row/marvel-the-golden-age.html). I'm not sure what to think of this edition. I have never read any Marvel comic books (plenty of Asterix and some Lustiges Taschenbuch). I'm intrigued by the book, but I'm not really sure if this is something for me. At £150 (same in UK and ROW) I have to think about it some time before I decide. I don't think it will sell out in the four day exclusive preorder period or even afterwards.

Aug 14, 5:33am Top

I was just wondering what people think of this edition! I utterly adore Marvel but I'm not sure £150 is a bit rich for this.... argh!

Aug 14, 5:54am Top

I also wonder what will be in the fall collection. The Marvel reproduction isn’t my cup of tea, but as long as they keep producing editions that don’t necessarily sell huge volumes, like the Kitagawa or the Fragments of Sappho, I won’t complain when they release books of more mass appeal.

Aug 14, 6:30am Top

Good grief!!!
What is the FS coming to - a Marvel Comics omnibus!
They are obviously determined to cover every known genre in book publishing.

Aug 14, 6:34am Top

At first I thought it was "just" a collaboration with an "other publisher", then I saw the website. Oh dear, Folio publishing comics now. My consolation is the downward spiral can't go any further.

Nice for the kiddies, though, if they can afford it.

Aug 14, 6:57am Top

Picks jaw back up off floor.

I actually like comics (Fantagraphics' Pogo and Peanuts editions, for example, are lovely) but this is definitely not for me.

Aug 14, 7:23am Top

>16 d-b-d:
Welcome to FSD.
I like your sense of humour ;-)

Aug 14, 8:24am Top

> wcarter the times we live in :-(

Aug 14, 8:38am Top

Hope FS publishes some Russian authors - Dostoevsky, Gogol, Tolstoy etc in their Fall collection.

Edited: Aug 14, 8:41am Top

>20 bookish_elf:

I believe The Brothers Karamazov was originally in dress with Crime and Punishment, Illustrated by Brockway, some years ago. Since C&P has sold out, rather quickly, I would assume The Bros should be out soon.

Aug 14, 9:10am Top

It would be great to see

- the Batman annual 2019
- The Beano Anthology
- A Folio Society edition of The Superstar Premier League Sticker Album
- Mills and Boon - hand numbered in a limitation of 500

In all seriousness, though, my hopes would be

- another Chabon (in my dream world, they would publish Wonder Boys)
- another Hesse (Siddhartha?)
- new editions of some Stevenson (e.g., Kidnapped) in the style of Treasure Island. The modern Treasure Island might be my favourite standard folio edition.
- a modern edition of Les Liaisons dangereuses
- some more Ballard (Crash, High rise, Concrete Island)
- as a wildcard, a Folio edition of Fallada's Alone in Berlin.

Aug 14, 10:35am Top

> The_Toad_Revolt_of84 I have C&P, the illustrations were in tune with the novel though the font was a bit small, hopefully they publish The Brothers Karamazov soon.

Edited: Aug 14, 11:06am Top

>22 ubiquitousuk: Siddharta would be a sweet surprise indeed.

Not sure what to think about Marvel but I caught myself raising an eyebrow; I might've had pondered over a Disney equivalent however.

I'd be careful with Da Vinci Code jokes; tempt fate long enough and we might get a Dan Brown set.

Aug 14, 11:04am Top

>22 ubiquitousuk:
Oh, I would love Siddharta!!

Aug 14, 11:08am Top

Folio Society Limited Editions of the complete Mills & Boon romances series, craftsman bound in nylon denier 20....

Aug 14, 11:11am Top

>20 bookish_elf:

I'd love to see them do a reprint of The Brothers Karamazov at least. With the spine updated to match the most recent C&P.

Aug 14, 11:13am Top

>21 The_Toad_Revolt_of84:

Yup, it was. Along with Doctor Zhivago and War & Peace. Bit of a Russian collection.

Aug 14, 11:16am Top

I have been criticized for not appreciating many modern authors. Obviously a detractor of modern writing does not go head over heels for any book, but I figured with all of the horrible opinions regarding The DaVinci Code, I should read it. #Wham!!!(in the spirit of our latest release), I now appreciate plenty of modern writers, because they could be like Dan Brown and aren't.

Aug 14, 3:11pm Top

I would have loved to see a new edition of the five volume set of The Great Philosophers of the Ancient World as well as The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius.

Would also hope for another one in the new H.G. Wells series in addition to The War of the Worlds (2017) and Time Machine & The Island of Doctor Moreau (2019)

Aug 14, 6:47pm Top

How about some new titles,I agree with some JG Ballard,Cormac McCarthy,Dr.Seusse,Shirley Jackson,James Baldwin,Capotes' Other Voices,Other Rooms,anything by John Irving,Tennesee Williams,Shelby Foote,William Styron or Cool Hand Luke,Jaws,Catcher in the Rye,,should I stop?My greatest wish would be a set of Lynd Ward facsimiles of the novels without words,all in woodcuts, and a very nice LE of Uncle Toms' Cabin,a facsimile of the LEC version with 3/4 leather and hand marbled boards and page edges would be nice.Since I am a sucker for facsimiles how about a set of the first edition of the Jungle Books the most beautiful trade books ever printed in my opinion.I could go on......

Aug 14, 7:16pm Top

>30 Dr.Fiddy:

Beehive Books released a fabulous large quarto edition (9 x 12 1/2 inches) of The Island of Dr. Moreau with original illustrations by Bill Sienkiewiz at a very reasonable price. Look no further.


Edited: Aug 14, 7:22pm Top

>31 johnferrell:

Re: Lynd Ward.

Been there, done that. This is what you want - I have it and highly recommend it. It was done with obvious care.


And just for good measure, I will throw this book in as well:


P.S. Of the four wordless novels in the book 'Graphic Witness', Giacomo Patri's wordless novel 'White Collar' is a masterwork that is not nearly as well known as it should be.

Aug 14, 7:55pm Top

I am aware of the LOA books,though I have never seen one in person,but as a rule I hate omnibuses.Will check out White Collar,I have never heard of it.Have you ever seen the first editions of Wards books?They are amazing.

Aug 14, 7:56pm Top

>32 dlphcoracl:
Thanks for the link :-)

Aug 14, 8:16pm Top

>34 johnferrell: For what it’s worth, I find the LOA volumes quite nice to read. Not FS quality, but a very satisfactory and more economical alternative that provides a pleasant reading experience.

Edited: Aug 14, 8:30pm Top

>34 johnferrell:

I am a huge fan of the classic wordless novels and I own a first edition of Lynd Ward's novel 'Mad Man's Drum'. Next one on my hit list is 'God's Man', but I have not been able to find a copy in suitable collecting condition.

However, I have a number of Frans Masereel's original wordless novels, the 1st editions published by Kurt Wolff (Berlin) or various publishers in Paris. These are the limited editions printed letterpress on handmade papers and signed by Masereel. I have acquired most of Masereel's seminal early works published in the 1920's, including:

Mein Stundenbuch (1920)
Die Sonne (1920)
Die Passion Eines Menschen (1921)
Geschichte Ohne Worte (1922)
Idée (1920)
La Ville (1928)

Aug 14, 9:04pm Top

I have never been able to find a nice one I could afford.Thats why I hope for a Folio.I will be sure to check out Masereel.I know nothing about him.Centipede Press did a nice edition of Gods Man a few years back and it is very nice.I have it but it has a preface by Barry Moser and a long essay by Ward in the front of the text that I think ruins the whole concept.It is limited to 300 and signed by Moser.The book is bound in cloth and sewen text block with a ribbon marker.The woodblocks are reproduced very well but on a shiny paper that in my opinion does not work.They should have been on a nice mould made paper.

Aug 14, 9:08pm Top

I envy your books by just hearing about them.Would love to see and hold them in my hands.

Edited: Aug 14, 9:43pm Top

>39 johnferrell:

The entire set of 25 woodcuts from Masereel's masterwork ' Die Passion eines Menschen' is beautifully shown in the following link to YouTube. In this wordless novel, the word 'passion' does not mean lust or other emotional state. Rather, Masereel uses 'passion' in its religious context - his working class protagonist is executed and Masereel sees him as a Christ-like martyr.


Earlier this year, I introduced and discussed one of Masereel's other masterworks - Mein Stundenbuch (My Book of Hours) - on the LibraryThing Fine Press Forum (link below). In this instance, Masereel makes a sly and sarcastic allusion to the religious medieval Books of Hours, small elaborately hand-illuminated books for private devotion. Mein Stundenbuch is Masereel's bitter and sarcastic novel, semi- autographical in nature, of his experiences after moving from his small country town into the large city (Berlin?) during the heyday of the Weimar Republic. And, if you scroll down to the bottom of this article, posts numbered 34 through 38 will introduce Lynd Ward and show photographs of the Library of America's 2-volume set of all six Lynd Ward wordless novels.


Aug 14, 9:40pm Top

>39 johnferrell:

If you happen to spot the recent selfies thread a bit of that library can be perused. I had quite a pleasant time searching through the shelves.

Aug 14, 9:45pm Top

> 32

Wow very nice. Do you have a copy? Do you know if the binding is sewn or glued?

Aug 14, 10:17pm Top

>42 RRCBS:

I do have a copy and the binding is sewn.

Aug 14, 10:27pm Top

> Dr.Fiddy Folio said they were going to publish H.G.Well's 'The Invisible Man' soon, maybe fall. I would also love to see the five volume The Great Philosophers of the Ancient World as well as The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius.

Aug 14, 10:33pm Top

> adriano77 yes Doctor Zhivago and War & Peace would be perfect and a reprintof The Brothers Karamazov. Sometime in 1997 they published great russian novels set. It would be good to do something like that, though I already have C&P


Aug 14, 11:15pm Top

dlphcorad,thanks for all of the interesting information and the links

Aug 15, 12:48am Top

>46 johnferrell:

Getting back on topic, i.e, the Folio Society, I am certainly in agreement with you. The classic wordless novels of Frans Masereel and Lynd Ward would certainly be an excellent choice for future publication. Aside from their artistry these works also have historical significance.

Edited: Aug 15, 2:34am Top

Phantom of the Opera, I’m tempted to get the one by Easton Press but not sure if Folio Society will produce it.

Edgar Allan Poe is always a favorite. I already own the earlier edition. In fact, it was the first of two second-hand books I purchased along with East of the Sun West of the Moon when I first started collecting.

For modern authors I would like to see Peter Benchley’s Jaws. The book that hurt the protection of sharks and demonized them for decades... this is a book that goes to show that being careful with what you write and how you write can linger for years.

The children section needs more titles... I like well-written children’s books.

I’m still waiting for Watership Down. I do wish Folio Society would consider the Redwall series, this would make a great long-term children’s fantasy collection. Mr. Jacques is British so all they need to do is talk to his agent. Of course I know it’s not that simple. If they can do Game of Thrones, why not Redwall? A complete series to boot. No waiting around for someone to get off their butt and finish the series. Many readers love Redwall so it has a following and good reviews, so it will be profitable. I hope Folio Society is reading this, lol.

The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle. Yes, this is a great book, and worthy of the Folio Society children’s book category which is sadly lacking in modern fantasy.

I would also like to see more science-related books.

Marie Curie especially. Her life was incredibly profound and difficult. Marie Curie deserves a book done by Folio Society. A book with her biography, letters, journals, lab photos, etc. Probably Obsessive Genius or Madame Curie: A Biography would be some good choices. Historic nature books like Silent Spring, Never Cry Wolf, Gorillas in the Mist, etc.

I don’t think creating classics on a large scale is viable for the long-term, diversifying is key. Classics and modern mixed into the catalog. All future businesses will have to cater to other age groups if they want to succeed. People born in the 60s and 70s are going to be the new old people in society in the next several years, even millennials are starting to age. The people born in the year 2000 is hitting 20. In the next 10 years, they will be 30. Time and interest are shifting.

But whatever they are producing, I look forward to Folio Society’s seasonal curated titles. Folio Society is my favorite book publisher so I’m supportive of their endeavors in trying new things.

Aug 15, 2:42am Top

>48 Comatoes: For those requesting more Poe (which would be great!) would you prefer a new version with the illustrations by Harry Clarke, or would you rather have some completely original illustrations?

Edited: Aug 15, 3:03am Top

>48 Comatoes:
The Easton Press Phantom of the Opera DLE is a beautiful production.
Highly recommended.
See https://www.flickr.com/photos/warwick_carter/48012435687/in/photolist-2g9Ghpi-R7...

Aug 15, 3:11am Top

>48 Comatoes: Redwall is an excellent suggestion for a children's series. Something they can milk for many years to entice completists with and perhaps a little more appealing for modern children to read or have read to them.

Aug 15, 3:38am Top

>48 Comatoes: I would love to see the Redwall series. They got me into reading. A biography of Marie Curie is a really good idea.

As for reprints I would like to see a reprint of the George Orwell sets (they already re-released Homage to Catalon last year) and the Name of the Rose.

Aug 15, 4:40am Top

As mentioned above The Invisible Man would be nice, having bought the set originally but foolishly sold it on..

Seeing the way that FS is now going, just one new Victorian/Edwardian novel would suit me fine.

Aug 15, 9:07am Top

>53 Michael_Henchard:
According to a recent instagram comment by Folio, it's coming:

Edited: Aug 15, 11:23am Top

>54 elladan0891: elladan0891

That is good news..

Aug 15, 11:42am Top

Aug 15, 3:04pm Top

>48 Comatoes: Silent Spring has already received the Folio treatment and copies are fairly readily available in decent condition.

Edited: Aug 15, 5:11pm Top

Marvel book is probably, Folio competing for Taschen customers. Graphic Novels should earn Folio treatment over time as it is considered fine art, now, but this Marvel treatment seems to be a copy of Taschen for outreach and nothing more. It is sure attract new Folio addicts.

I just finished His Dark Materials and loved reading the Folio edition even the Third Printing......I hope the BBC and HBO does the content proud. I'm ready to watch now that I've finished the trilogy.

Aug 15, 8:10pm Top

Looks like and I have this on pretty unRELIABLE source

The Time Machine
From Hell
Manetho History of Egypt
Gibbon Decline and Fall...
The Master and the Margarita
Agnes Grey
The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon w/ Q Blake illus.
John Muir Travels in Alaska
The Brothers Karamazov
Leaves of Grass
Greek Dramas illustrated by Weber

Aug 15, 8:54pm Top

>59 The_Toad_Revolt_of84:

Does 'The Master and the Margarita' come with a slice of lime?

Aug 15, 8:59pm Top

Haha yes I believe it does and perhaps we shall leave the error for others to enjoy a fine drink.

Aug 15, 9:05pm Top

Interested to know the source...not much I’m interested in. Surprised at the Gibbon.

Aug 15, 9:21pm Top

>62 RRCBS:

You'll be glad to hear it's all B.S.. Well I do believe one title from the Horror Survey a few years ago will be included and I believe elladan0891 might have indicated the Wells title, the rest is a big fat lie. Except that you may indeed be able to have a margarita. I didn't think the list was that bad, but if you'd like something in particular I can add it to that list.

Aug 16, 4:45am Top

>63 The_Toad_Revolt_of84: I’m so sleep deprived that I thought somehow you were serious!

Edited: Aug 16, 7:33am Top

>49 ubiquitousuk: I think the original edition is a wonderful edition as is, Harry Clark is the perfect illustrator for Poe's work. But I was thinking about your question, I wouldn't mind Folio Society turning the title into a leather/solander limited edition version with illustrations by the Balbusso sisters or keep it as a regular edition. Balbusso use a myriad of underlying context in their art, and I think they would do great pieces for the whole book. But they've already illustrated a couple of books, so maybe a new artist from the Book Illustration Competitions...

How about you, do you have any illustrators in mind?

>50 wcarter: Thanks for the link, yes it's lovely, I've been eyeing it for a long time. I hope to purchase it in October, fingers crossed.

>51 Sorion: Thanks Sorion for the thumbs up. Yes, I agree with everything you say. This whole series could go on for years, and when it's finished what a nice value for collectors.

>52 c_schelle: Yeah, a Redwall fan. I also enjoy George Orwell, I hope we can purchase additional book titles.

>57 fiascoborelli: Thank you, I saw a copy on Abebooks that is in good condition. I think it would be nice if Folio Society redesigned this book in cloth/buckram with subdued elements or maybe design it more along the lines of A Kestrel for a Knave with a slipcase to keep it simple IMO.

Aug 16, 7:36am Top

>65 Comatoes: I was thinking that it would be great to have a copy of Poe's tales illustrated by Dan Hillier in a pearlescent binding to match he recent Lovecraft fine edition.

Edited: Aug 18, 12:31am Top

>66 ubiquitousuk: I really like your suggestions, Dan Hillier would be an exceptional match to Edgar Allan Poe. I have Steppenwolf and really enjoy the book design.

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