Some interesting things from the Folio Society [updated]

These are good times to be a member of The Folio Society. I am quite happy that the Production Director on the Limited Editions Programme, Mr Joe Whitlock Blundell has started a blog discussing future limited editions and their progress as well as some other interesting info on FS’ horizon.

If you follow the blog, you’ll read about many unannounced future Limited Editions (LE) due to be published—one of them recently announced and one of my favourite titles that was discussed at the blog was Gulliver’s Travels LE. One that I am really really really looking forward to is the new facsimile of South Polar Times LE due to be published next year 2012 coinciding with the centenary exhibition of Captain Scott’s Last Expedition at the National History Museum from 20 January – 2 September 2012. I’ll have to get time to be in London to see this exhibition. It’s published by the Society in collaboration with the Royal Geographical Society, the British Library and the Scott Polar Research Institute to honour the centenary of the death of Captain Scott and his companion. It will be limited to 1000 copies, although this is unconfirmed. No word on price, yet. I especially like, the in-house magazine solander box of Captain Scott’s Antarctic expeditions.

A prototype of The South Polar Times LE due to be published by the FS next year

The FS has also published The Journals of Captain R.F. Scott as Scott’s Last Expedition, one that has been on my wish list for a while, available for £42.95 here.

Scott’s Last Expedition available for £42.95.

This is a great step for the Society and the blog has seen some traffic and enthusiastic fan base with many comments, including from moi. You can check out the blog called: Joe’s Blog at The Folio Society.

[Update 1:] — 26th October 2011: Mr Joe Whitlock Blundell, has confirmed that the South Polar Times LE will be limited to 1000 copies. See message below:

Dear Faisel

We are looking forward to publishing SPT. It is confirmed that the run is limited to 1000 copies.


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