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  1. The Folio Book of War Poetry

    The Folio Book of War Poetry

    Illustrated by Neil Gower

    $110.00

    In an exclusive Folio anthology illustrated by Jonathan Lloyd and Neil Gower, former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion gathers together the greatest war poetry, from antiquity to the Cold War and beyond.

  2. Limited Edition
    The Divine Comedy

    The Divine Comedy

    Dante Alighieri

    Illustrated by Neil Packer

    $1,575.00

    An exceptional leather-bound limited edition celebrating 700 years of Dante’s monumental work. Each set is numbered by hand and signed by the artist.

  3. Collected Poems

    Collected Poems

    Philip Larkin

    $75.00

    This exceptional Folio edition of Philip Larkin’s Collected Poems includes a new foreword by Andrew Motion. It is the only edition of Larkin’s poetry to be illustrated with many of the author’s own photographs.

  4. Limited Edition
    Selected Poems

    Selected Poems

    Thomas Hardy

    Illustrated by Stanley Donwood

    $695.00

    Limited to 750 hand-numbered copies

    Over 100 of Thomas Hardy’s greatest poems newly selected and introduced by Robert Macfarlane and with more than 30 specially commissioned illustrations by Stanley Donwood. Each copy is numbered by hand and signed by both anthologist and illustrator.

  5. Selected Poems: William Wordsworth

    Selected Poems: William Wordsworth

    William Wordsworth

    Illustrated by Peter Reddick

    $59.95

    Published to mark the 250th anniversary of Wordsworth’s birth, Selected Poems is a celebration of the poet’s key shorter works selected and introduced by Seamus Heaney, with exquisite wood engravings by Peter Reddick.

  6. Selected Poems

    Selected Poems

    Emily Dickinson

    Illustrated by Jane Lydbury

    $59.95

    A beautifully presented collection that celebrates the radical style of a visionary American poet. This edition follows the 1955 text prepared by Thomas H. Johnson, which presents the poems as Dickinson intended.

  7. If Not, Winter

    Sappho’s complete surviving oeuvre is translated faithfully for the first time, by poet and renowned scholar Anne Carson, in this exquisite new Folio Society letterpress edition.

  8. Shakespeare’s Sonnets

    Shakespeare’s Sonnets

    William Shakespeare

    $75.00

    Published here as they first appeared with the narrative poem ‘A Lover’s Complaint’, Shakespeare’s sonnets show his transcendent mastery of language, and more, they reveal intimate glimpses of the poet’s mind.

  9. Ring of the Nibelung

    Ring of the Nibelung

    Richard Wagner

    Illustrated by John Vernon Lord

    $285.00

    Ring of the Nibelung unlocks the drama of Wagner’s epic cycle of gods, giants and heroes, with the acclaimed translation of the original libretto, authoritative commentaries and enchanting illustrations.

  10. A Folio Anthology of Poetry

    A Folio Anthology of Poetry

    Illustrated by Eri Griffin

    $99.95

    Introduced by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, this anthology is a celebration of poetry and the passion it inspires. It gathers together more than 300 of our favourite poems, spanning over 400 years.

  11. Bestsellers
    Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

    Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

    Edward FitzGerald

    Illustrated by William Morris

    $69.95

    William Morris’s exquisitely transcribed and illuminated 1872 version of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám is reproduced in complete facsimile in this new Folio Society edition.

  12. The Book of Proverbs

    A beautiful pocket-sized Folio edition of the monumental King James Version of the Book of Proverbs, with exquisitely designed lettering by Jessica Hische and a new introduction by the Bishop of Leeds

  13. Spring

    Spring

    Illustrated by Petra Börner

    $55.95

    A unique collection of poetry and prose, beautifully bound and illustrated with newly commissioned artwork.

  14. Twelfth Night

    Twelfth Night

    William Shakespeare

    Illustrated by Anna and Elena Balbusso

    $120.00

    This large-format gift edition of one of Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedies features an exquisite new frontispiece by the Balbusso twins.

  15. Summer

    Summer

    Illustrated by Petra Börner

    $55.95

    An enchanting selection of prose and poetry inspired by summer, with commissioned illustrations and binding.

  16. The Prophet

    The Prophet

    Kahlil Gibran

    $99.95

    The remarkable verse of Kahlil Gibran has touched the lives of tens of millions of people. This hugely influential work is now presented in a stunning Folio edition for the first time.

  17. Selected Poems

    Selected Poems

    Anna Akhmatova

    Illustrated by Amedeo Modigliani

    $69.95

    This elegant edition pays homage to one of the most revered voices of Russian literature. Introduced by the celebrated novelist Eimear McBride and illustrated with evocative photographs, this selection covers the full scope of Akhmatova’s work, from her early poems to her later revolutionary pieces.

  18. Limited Edition
    Wilfred Owen: Selected Poems

    Wilfred Owen: Selected Poems

    Wilfred Owen

    Illustrated by Neil Bousfield

    $445.00

    A new limited edition published to commemorate the poet’s death in November 1918 and designed to emulate the fine press editions of the early 20th century. In series with Selected Poems Rupert Brooke and Selected Poems Edward Thomas.

  19. Limited Edition
    Edward Thomas: Selected Poems

    Edward Thomas: Selected Poems

    Edward Thomas

    Illustrated by David Gentleman

    $445.00

    A limited edition published to commemorate the poet’s death in April 1917 and designed to emulate the fine press editions of the early 20th century. In series with Selected Poems Rupert Brooke and Selected Poems Wilfred Owen.

  20. Limited Edition
    Rupert Brooke: Selected Poems

    Rupert Brooke: Selected Poems

    Rupert Brooke

    Illustrated by Ed Kluz

    $445.00

    A limited edition published to commemorate the poet’s death in April 1915 and designed to emulate the fine press editions of the early 20th century. In series with Selected Poems Edward Thomas and Selected Poems Wilfred Owen.

  21. The Oxford Shakespeare: Twelfth Night

    A comic masterpiece featuring a lovesick nobleman, a maiden in disguise and an extraordinary love triangle. No one in this play is truly insane, but accusations of madness abound as the confusion unfolds. Published by Oxford University Press.

  22. The Prophet (Leather)

    The remarkable verse of Kahlil Gibran has touched the lives of tens of millions of people. This hugely influential work is now presented for the first time in a stunning Folio gift edition bound in leather.

  23. The Odyssey

    The Odyssey

    Homer

    Illustrated by Grahame Baker-Smith

    $120.00

    The greatest quest ever written is published as a stunning Folio edition that pairs Robert Fagles’s renowned translation with the illustrations of Grahame Baker-Smith.

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From the shortest Haiku to ancient epics, from love sonnets to Greek tragedy - the Folio Society publishes a classic selection of beautiful poetry and drama books. Encompassing some of the most influential and powerful works ever composed each book features rare & original illustrations and makes the perfect gift for any poetry or drama lover.