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A Voyage Round the Coast of Great Britain

By: Daniell, William ; Introduction C. J. Sheperd ; Preface Robert Macfarlane

Price: $49.95

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 2008

Seller ID: 011874

Condition: New


William Daniell's "Voyage Round Great Britain" was published in eight volumes between 1814 and 1825 and included 308 hand-colored aquatints. This edition features a selection of 114 of Daniell's best and most representative aquatints. The extracts have been strung together with brief passages of editorial commentary which retrace the route Daniell purported to follow. Edited and Introduced by C.J. Shepherd. Preface by Robert Macfarlane.No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. View more info

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On the Origin of Species

By: Darwin, Charles ; Introduction by Richard Keynes

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 2006

Seller ID: 011871

Condition: New


No book has revolutionized our view of life on earth more than Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species. Yet its enduring popularity is a testament to the immense energy and startling simplicity with which Darwin makes his revelations. Bound in buckram printed and blocked with a design by David Eccles; Set in Baskerville; Frontispiece and 24 pages of colour plates. 4to; 10 inches tall; 415 pages with index.No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. View more info

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Poems

By: G. K. Chesterton ; Selected and Introduced by Kenneth Baker

Price: $19.95

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 2007

Seller ID: 011869

Condition: New


G.K. Chesterton better known for his novels, especially the Father Brown stories, also wrote many poems. Kenneth Baker has selected about 120 of his favorites, including three that had not previously been published and written the introduction including an essay on how to read poetry.Unread; unopened minimal shelf handling to the slip case and a bit of sun-fading on the spine. View more info

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The Wind in the Willows

By: Grahame, Kenneth ; Introduction by Alan Bennett

Price: $19.95

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 1995

Seller ID: 011878

Condition: Near Fine


The stories of Ratty, Toad and Badger. "One of the central classics of children's fiction, was Grahame's fourth book It began life as a series of bedtime stories told to his son Alastair, known as Mouse the first of these was told on Mouse's fourth birthday.Carefully handled, Text clean, Bindings firm. Unread. Slipcase has light sun-fading on top edge. Minor spine tip fraying. View more info

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Memoirs of the Public and Private Life of Queen Caroline

By: Nightingale, Joseph ; Hibbert, Christopher - Editor and Introduction

Price: $14.25

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1978

Seller ID: 006940

Condition: Near Fine


No Flaws or Blemishes but a small/faint retail mark lower spine; Bindings tight and square. Text clean. Lacks slipcase. View more info

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The Stones of Venice

By: Ruskin, John ; Edited and Introduced by Jan Morris

Price: $49.95

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 2001

Seller ID: 011875

Condition: New


Applying the general principles enunciated in his The Seven Lamps of Architecture, Ruskin discusses the architecture and its functional and ornamental aspects and presents a brief history of Venice.No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. He then continues into a discussion of the Byzantine period and the climactic development of Venetian life, its Gothic period. Concluding with his thesis that the onset of the Renaissance caused the city's architectural decline.Delightfully illustrated with reproductions of Ruskin's watercolors.No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. View more info

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The Novels of John Wyndham. The Day of the Triffids, The Midwich Cuckoos, and The Chrysalids.

By: Wyndham, John

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 2001

Seller ID: 011877

Condition: New


The books have No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. Unread; the slip case has some shelf transfer of color to the sides. Three great works by a master of the science fiction genre. Each novel is introduced by science-fiction writer Adam Roberts.John Wyndham's (1903 -1969) science fiction was some of the most intriguing and intelligent of the 20th century. His fascinating stories describe ordinary, sometimes heroic characters reacting to unsettling or disastrous events that call into question the very nature of human society. His ability to frame science fiction into an i... View more info