Folio, Beautiful Folio

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Did you know that Blackwell’s is the only stockist of Folio Society books in the whole of Oxford? These beautiful, luxurious hand-crafted editions of classic, iconic books are so gorgeous, it seemed like a great idea to showcase some of these beauties for you here on the blog!

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For example, how about the beautifully detailed cover on Darwin’s On the Origin of Species..?

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The stunning purple shot silk binding of Shakespeare’s sonnets makes this as lovely outside as in.

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Rich burgundy and gold makes this edition of Perrault’s Fairy Tales something very special.
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Don’t forget the pretty slipcases, too! Subtle greenery on The Wind in the Willows, and a gold foil quote on Pride and Prejudice… 
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And oh my, do they have gorgeous illustrations and plates! This is a selection from Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales (illustrated by W. Heath Robinson),Grimm’s Fairy Tales (Illustrated by Arthur Rackham), and The Railway Children (illustrated by Inga Moore).

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Be amazed at this beautiful embossed Orlando…

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And the wonderfully detailed endpapers of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan and Wendy…

Have we won you over to the Folio side yet? There’s an amazing selection of books to choose from, and every single one is the most beautiful it could be. Why not pop into the shop and see for yourself?

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