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The Folio Society
Since 1947, the Folio Society has taken classic works and republished them with exceptional typography, illustrations, paper and bindings. This publisher believes books should be beautiful to the eye as well as captivating to the mind.
In the years following World War I, the Little Leather Library was an American publishing phenomenon. Classic literature was combined with mass marketing for 101 affordable, accessible titles, from 1916 to 1923. Today, the books published by the Little Leather Library are loved by collectors.
Put a little piece of literary history on your bookshelf.
› The Little Leather Library
Cosway bindings feature traditional leather with miniature paintings built into the cover. This eye-catching format is named after Richard Cosway, the famous English miniature portrait painter.› See the bindings
Collectible books about scaling mountains go much further than the Himalayas, and include autobiographies, climbing guides, histories, and tales of disaster and success alike.
Enjoy these exquisite examples of beautiful rare books and antiquarian books - all are listed with mulitple bookseller images. Treat yourself to something lovely and collectible.
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Most Expensive Sales: April 2013
- Poems. First, Second, and Third Series by Emily Dickinson
Sold for $30,000
- The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
Sold for $15,950
- Rénovateur Du Ballet Français by Julie Sazonova & Jean Laurent
Sold for $11,462
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