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  1. 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

  2. Ring of the Nibelung

    Ring of the Nibelung

    Richard Wagner

    Illustrated by John Vernon Lord

    $175.00

    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.

  3. Collected Poems

    Collected Poems

    Philip Larkin

    $49.95

    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. Selected Poems: William Wordsworth

    Selected Poems: William Wordsworth

    William Wordsworth

    Illustrated by Peter Reddick

    $39.95

    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.

  5. The Odyssey

    The Odyssey

    Homer

    Illustrated by Grahame Baker-Smith

    $84.95

    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.

  6. 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.

  7. The Prophet

    The Prophet

    Kahlil Gibran

    $69.95

    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.

  8. 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.

  9. Limited Edition
    Wilfred Owen: Selected Poems

    Wilfred Owen: Selected Poems

    Wilfred Owen

    Illustrated by Neil Bousfield

    $330.00

    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.

  10. Bestsellers
    Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

    Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

    Edward FitzGerald

    Illustrated by William Morris

    $49.95

    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.

  11. The Seasons

    The Seasons

    Illustrated by Petra Börner

    $115.00

    Our seasonal anthologies of prose, poetry, diary entries and musings are brought together in a beautiful set for gifting or collecting and illustrated throughout with Petra Börner’s nature-inspired designs.

  12. Limited Edition
    Love is Enough

    Love is Enough

    William Morris

    Illustrated by Beatrice Pagden

    $375.00

    Meticulously produced facsimile of William Morris’s poetic masterpiece. Illustrated on every page and fully bound in leather blocked in gold.

  13. Summer

    Summer

    Illustrated by Petra Börner

    $42.95

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

  14. Spring

    Spring

    Illustrated by Petra Börner

    $42.95

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

  15. Rumi

    Rumi

    Rumi

    Illustrated by Marian Bantjes

    $64.95

    Coleman Barks’s sparkling translations of the writings of 13th-century poet and mystic Rumi, perfectly complemented by Marian Bantjes’s spectacular binding and intricate Islamic-inspired patterning.

  16. Limited Edition
    Rupert Brooke: Selected Poems

    Rupert Brooke: Selected Poems

    Rupert Brooke

    Illustrated by Ed Kluz

    $330.00

    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.

  17. 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.

  18. Twelfth Night

    Twelfth Night

    William Shakespeare

    Illustrated by Anna and Elena Balbusso

    $79.95

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

  19. Shakespeare's Sonnets

    Shakespeare's Sonnets

    William Shakespeare

    $49.95

    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.

  20. A Folio Anthology of Poetry

    A Folio Anthology of Poetry

    Illustrated by Eri Griffin

    $74.95

    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.

  21. Winter

    Winter

    Illustrated by Petra Börner

    $42.95

    This special collection celebrates the winter season with over 50 poems, memoirs and novel extracts. This edition is completed by Petra Börner’s charming illustrations and Susan Cooper’s thoughtful introduction.

  22. Limited Edition
    Edward Thomas: Selected Poems

    Edward Thomas: Selected Poems

    Edward Thomas

    Illustrated by David Gentleman

    $330.00

    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.

  23. Selected Poems

    Selected Poems

    Emily Dickinson

    Illustrated by Jane Lydbury

    $39.95

    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.

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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.