The Folio Society was a vision of Charles Ede. A booklover from childhood, his aim was to make fine books available at a reasonable price. That he tried to do this in the immediate aftermath of World War Two in England showed how determined he was. The first books were published in 1947. My focus will be on the early books but I’ll wander elsewhere from time to time. For each book I’m planning to post a photo/scan of the cover and some of the illustrations. There will be some information about the book. Most of this will be derived from FOLIO 60, which is a comprehensive bibliography of the books from 1947 to 2006.
This blog was originally hosted on typepad.com, but I’ve transferred it across to wordpress (from Jan 24 2012). I’ll try to update, and rearrange each post so the appearance to a dog’s breakfast is reduced.