It was many years ago that I first bumped into the Folio Society and I immediately bonded with them. I like the idea of buying certain books that are meant to last. And I like the idea of artists adding original illustrations. This, for example, by Derick Harris for the Folio Society’s Tom Jones
Over the years, I have purchased a number of Folio Society books and I treasure them.
The Folio Society is still at it, and has been doing some rather interesting projects – like this one
the first ever reproduction of the entire length of the (Bayeux) tapestry as a single image, printed continuously on a scroll around 44 metres long – roughly two-thirds the size of the original. The scroll is mounted within a glass-topped table and is moved along by turning handles fitted in the side of the table.
Something like this
Check outJoe Whitlock Blundell’s blog for a peek into the world of making the Folio Edition Limited Edition books!