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Fellowships at the American Antiquarian Society

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This short film describes the fellowships available at the American Antiquarian Society, a national research library of American history, literature and culture located in Worcester, Massachusetts. The Society collects the printed record of what is now the United States, the British West Indies and Canada from 1640 through 1876.

The Tomb of Tutankhamun | Love Books, Love Folio | The Folio Society

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There have been countless accounts of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922, from the sober to the sensational, but none is as powerful as Howard Carter’s own firsthand testimony.

This gorgeous edition of Howard Carter’s gripping account of the 1922 discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb is presented alongside a separate volume of the treasures by celebrated photographer Sandro Vannini, and includes the original photographs by Harry Burton.

The Folio Society produces beautifully crafted collector’s editions of the world’s greatest books, each with unique illustrations or specially researched photographs throughout. Find the books you love at foliosociety.com.

See The Tomb of Tutankhamun: www.foliosociety.com/book/TAA/tomb-of-tutankhamun

Mining in Society Merit Badge Introduction Video

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The Mining in Society Merit Badge was launched on February 24, 2014. This video introduces viewers to the badge’s requirements, resources provided in the related pamphlet and the importance of becoming a merit badge Counselor. Professionals in the mining industry personalize how their experiences as Boy Scouts helped to motivate them in their future careers. Visit www.MineralsEducationCoalition.org/MiningInSocietyMB for more information on the merit badge.

The American Antiquarian Society – Orientation Film

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This short film describes the American Antiquarian Society (AAS). AAS is an independent research library and learned society founded in 1812 in Worcester, Massachusetts. The library’s collections document the life of America’s people from the colonial era through the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Sir David Attenborough’s love of books | The Folio Society

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Sir David Attenborough reflects on what printed books have meant to him throughout his life, including his first memories of books and his personal favourites.

David Attenborough, who has collaborated on a number of Folio Society editions, is one of the world’s foremost naturalists. His career spans 60 years of broadcasting and he is the author of numerous books.

This is an extended cut from The Folio Society’s video series, For the Love of Books.

The Folio Society produces beautifully crafted collector’s editions of the world’s greatest books, each with unique illustrations or specially researched photographs throughout. Find the books you love at foliosociety.com.

Folio Society, Easton Press & Franklin Library Comparison

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Folio Society, Easton Press & Franklin Library. What are the pros of each and what are the cons of each? This video will explain all of them and more. I hope that I have provided you with a small basis from which you can make decisions for future book purchases. Please feel free to drop a comment or suggestion down below or send me a private message with any questions or concerns.

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Fine Bindings by Easton Press , Franklin Library , Limited Editions Club , Folio Society etc

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Some wonderful NEW ARRIVALS in Fine Bindings. Breathtaking tomes bound in full leather and ornately embellished in 22k gold by the Easton Press. Rather scarce Easton Press selections from their Presidents , Military , History and Science Series.
Beautifully bound classics by the Franklin Library too , also the Franklin Library’s First Edition Series.
Stunning works by the Folio Society, Limited editions Club and Heritage Press too. Almost 100 titles in Fine Bindings have just arrived!

The Wanderer & Other Old-English Poems | A limited edition from The Folio Society

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This new limited edition of The Wanderer & Other Old-English Poems has been lavishly illustrated by Alan Lee. Detailed watercolours evoke the magic and the mystery of the poetry, bringing key moments vividly to life, while intricate ink-drawn ornamental borders mirror the themes of life and death.

The Old English texts and their translations by Michael Alexander are set on facing pages for ease of reading. This stunning edition is quarter-bound in goatskin with blind and silver blocking on the spine and boards printed and blocked with a design by the artist. Each of the 750 copies are signed and numbered by Alan Lee.

The Folio Society produces beautifully crafted collector’s editions of the world’s greatest books, each with unique illustrations or specially researched photographs throughout. Find books you love at foliosociety.com

View this edition at www.foliosociety.com/wanderer

Folio Society ‘Classic’ Fairy Tale Books | Golden Age Illustrators | Beautiful Books

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An in-depth review of the Folio Society’s ‘classic’ fairy tale books, which are mostly facsimiles of original editions featuring Golden Age illustrators such as Arthur Rackham, Kay Nielsen, Edmund Dulac and Edward Detmold.

Books featured in the video are:

► Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales – Heath Robinson:

► Grimm’s Fairy Tales – Arthur Rackham:

► Perrault’s Fairy Tales – Edmund Dulac (OOP):

► East of the Sun, West of the Moon – Kay Nielsen (OOP):
(Or the Taschen is a lovely alternative:

► Aesop’s Fables – Edward Detmold (OOP):

► Arabian Nights – Edward Detmold (OOP):

► A Wonder Book – Walter Crane (OOP):

► Tanglewood Tales – Edmund Dulac (OOP):

► Tales from Shakespeare – various artists (OOP):

► A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Heath Robinson (OOP):

► Adventures of Robin Hood – John Holder (OOP):

Most of these are out of print, but there are a couple still available (along with a vast selection of other lovely books) at the Folio Society website:

A lovely alternative for the out-of-print FS edition of Kay Nielsen’s East of the Sun, West of the Moon is the Taschen edition – I highly recommend it – links below (UPDATE: I made a comparison video of the two different editions, available here:

► Book Depository (UK and rest of world):

► Amazon (US):

*This video is not a paid promotion, it’s a labour of love 🙂 However, the Book Depository and Amazon links above are affiliate links, so apparently I will get a few cents if you purchase from them without costing you money. (I haven’t yet, but one can always hope….)

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