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A landmark of English poetry, The Canterbury Tales has appeared in many illustrated editions. This one, illustrated by Eric Gill, is among the most remarkable.

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The Canterbury Tales book

The Canterbury Tales

Limited to 1,980 copies

US$ 695.00

A masterly facsimile of the acclaimed Golden Cockerel Press edition of Chaucer’s masterpiece, this edition unites the talents of typographer Robert Gibbings and engraver Eric Gill.

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Troilus and Criseyde book

Troilus and Criseyde

Limited to 1,250 copies

US$ 695.00

This magnificent ‘imperial folio’ edition is a facsimile of David Attenborough’s unique collection of Lear’s work for the naturalist John Gould.

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Birds Drawn for John Gould by Edward Lear book

Birds Drawn for John Gould by Edward Lear

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Limited to 780 copies

US$ 1,595.00

The Faerie Queene, illustrated by Walter Crane, is one of the most beautiful works of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Limited to 1,000 numbered copies, this is a gorgeous facsimile of a piece of publishing history.

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The Faerie Queene book

The Faerie Queene

Limited to 1,000 copies

US$ 995.00

An exquisite facsimile of one of the greatest illuminated manuscripts housed in the Fitzwilliam Museum.

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The Fitzwilliam Book of Hours book

The Fitzwilliam Book of Hours

Limited to 1,180 copies

US$ 895.00

In the mid-13th century, as influential preachers predicted the end of the world, there was a surge in demand for illuminated manuscripts of Revelation. Among the surviving examples, one of the very finest is the Getty Apocalypse, here presented in facsimile for the first time.

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The Getty Apocalypse book

The Getty Apocalypse

Limited to 1,000 copies

US$ 795.00

An historic royal map of King Henry's realm - This historic map of Britain, ‘Angliae Figura’, hung on the walls of Hampton Court Palace and is now available to own in facsimile. It is accompanied by a specially commissioned commentary volume by Peter Barber.

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King Henry's Map of the British Isles book

King Henry's Map of the British Isles

Limited to 2,750 copies

US$ 195.00

Your opportunity to own in facsimile a treasure from the private library of King Henry VIII - the personal prayer book of Henry VIII annotated in his own hand.

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King Henry's Prayer Book book

King Henry's Prayer Book

Limited to 980 copies

US$ 1,795.00

A superb facsimile of the Royal Choirbook - a beautiful large-format collection of Latin motets composed for Henry VIII and presented to him in 1518.

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The Royal Choirbook book

The Royal Choirbook

Limited to 500 copies

US$ 795.00

One of the most opulent pictorial books ever published, Japan captures a vanished world in 259 hand-coloured photographs. Now, for the first time, this landmark work is reproduced in its entirety in two luxurious volumes.

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Japan book

Japan

Limited to 1,000 copies

US$ 1,145.00

This is the first facsimile of this exquisite manuscript and provides a fascinating record of William Morris’s creative method.

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The Odes of Horace book

The Odes of Horace

Limited to 980 copies

US$ 695.00

The watercolours created for Thomas Gray’s poems are among the greatest of William Blake's achievements. This facsimile captures the beauty of this enthralling work.

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Poems of Thomas Gray book

Poems of Thomas Gray

Limited to 1,000 copies

US$ 895.00

One of the most beautiful maps ever made this was commissioned by Queen Mary Tudor as a gift to her beloved husband Philip of Spain. Holding a crucial place in the history of map-making, this is a remarkable portrait of the Renaissance world.

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The Queen Mary Atlas book

The Queen Mary Atlas

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Limited to 1,000 copies

US$ 1,495.00

The Folio Society is proud to reproduce, for the first time, all 79 plates of Sharpe’s Birds of Paradise in book form at their actual size, with a foreword by David Attenborough.

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Sharpe's Birds of Paradise book

Sharpe's Birds of Paradise

Limited to 1,000 copies

US$ 895.00

Strictly limited to 600 copies, this is the first ever full-size facsimile of the greatest English florilegium. Receive two superb fine art prints free with your copy.

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The Temple of Flora book

The Temple of Flora

Limited to 600 copies

US$ 1,495.00

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