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1Pepys
Redigeret: feb 25, 2012, 2:34am

I've just contacted Jeremy (or did someone contact him before me?), and this wiki:

http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Groups:Folio_Society_Devotees

is now open for us. I typed a couple of lines at the top of it. That's all. It needs to be filled!

This wiki answers a demand made in another thread a couple of days ago. I could have posted this in this thread, but I preferred to advertise it more clearly. The remaining question is how to advertise it at the Group level once this thread will have disappeared in the big thread ocean. I think its URL should be given in the introductory text of the FSD group. But for that, we need to contact Kieren Valente...

2Osbaldistone
Redigeret: feb 24, 2012, 9:23pm

Great! Thanks Pepys.

I've already taken a stab at getting something going here. I figured a glossary at the beginning would be nice (we devotees use a lot of abbreviations and jargon that a newbie might not get right away), and I figured we'd want to categorize Q&As and information somewhat. So, I've entered a few that I assume we'd want included, and left space for some that I don't feel I'm best qualified to complete.

Everyone please feel free to edit what I've entered, and, if the format I've suggested doesn't seemt to be on target, please raise that issue here (preferably with a suggested change).

Pepys - hope I've not stepped on your toes by going ahead with this. If so, my apologies, and feel free to edit freely.

Os.

P.S. It might not hurt to include the link to the FS Devotee wiki page in most, if not all posts to this thread, just to make it quicker to go there. So - http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Groups:Folio_Society_Devotees

3Osbaldistone
feb 24, 2012, 9:27pm

Well, I just clicked on the FAQs link (didn't notice it was a link at first) and realize that I may have made a mess of it. Advice, please. It's not clear to me how to move what I've already done to the FAQs link page. Does the FAQs page allow for headings so we can categorize the Q&As a bit?.

Again, sorry if I've mucked it up. I'll leave it alone for now so you can see what I did and let me know how best to proceed.

Os.

4Pepys
feb 25, 2012, 2:26am

No worries, Os. Everybody is of course welcome to lend a hand. If some info isn't put in the right place, it will be improved afterwards. I couldn't do much more than enter a few lines yesterday because I'm doing this with my IPad, and it's not that easy.

The best thing to do for the moment is to go to the Group category on the wiki, where other groups have already put some info, and look how they did. I think the main page of our group could also provide a link to the Google map with our positions, and statistics on the age of members.

5rbott
feb 25, 2012, 2:29pm

This may be a stupid question, but where on LT do I find the link to go to the Wiki index???
I have checked all of the tabs and can't find it.

6Pepys
feb 25, 2012, 2:52pm

I don't know myself. If this link exists, it is well concealed.

7drasvola
feb 25, 2012, 3:45pm

Scroll to the very bottom of your home page and you will see the WikiThing link. If you click on the left Recent Changes you will see all the recent activity. Can't find the link to Groups.

8Pepys
feb 25, 2012, 4:56pm

Thanks, drasvola. I remember having seen it there, but I rarely look at the bottom of pages. The link to WikiThing is actually at the bottom of most pages (except libraries).

As for the link to the Groups... the only way I know is to go to the FSD wiki and click on Groups at the bottom of the page.

9Ephemeralda
feb 26, 2012, 11:00am

If the link to the wiki is added to the group description at the top of the group page it wouldn't have to be re-posted at all.

Can anyone but the FSD group creator (kieren_valente) add the link, or should he be contacted directly?

10rbott
feb 26, 2012, 1:19pm

Thank you, the wiki for FS is located under "Member Projects-Groups-FS Devotees" on that page.

11LG2
feb 26, 2012, 1:45pm

Under the "Books we share" section, is there a way to show covers which are FS covers instead of what shows up now?

12Pepys
feb 26, 2012, 2:33pm

This is a question to angelikat. I'm rather inclined to think that, if it were possible, she would have managed to show them...

13Osbaldistone
feb 26, 2012, 4:10pm

>11 LG2:
Generally, information that is gleened from common info related to works (Common knowledge, tags, etc.) will present the default image (I think it's the most popular) for the work. Since the work includes FS and other publisher editions, it would be unusual for the FS image to show up as the default.

Os.

14Ephemeralda
feb 27, 2012, 5:57am

> 10

Are you telling me the link shouldn't be placed with the group info because it can be found elsewhere? I don't get why it could not be linked to from a place everybody sees.

15Osbaldistone
feb 27, 2012, 12:49pm

A less than satisfactory, temporary fix - I put the FS age stat table up with the group pictures (the one thing any member can add to), with a link to the Wiki page in the title, and made it the default image for the group page. You have to know to click on the image to get to the link, however, so it's really just a quick way to get there, not a way for newbies to find it.

Meanwhile, I'm trying to contact Kieren Valente about adding the link.

Os.

16AnnieMod
feb 27, 2012, 1:11pm

>15 Osbaldistone:

If you cannot get an answer, write to someone from LT (Jeremy for example) - they can change ownership. Last time I needed something like that, the old owner confirmed that they agree but if the current one is missing, I suspect that there will be no troubles as well...

17Osbaldistone
feb 27, 2012, 1:24pm

>16 AnnieMod:
Kieren has added books in the past month, so I'm optimistic that I'll hear back.

I've heard you can't change the name of a group once it's setup, but I'm hoping that doesn't apply to changing the description that follows the name. If so, I'm guessing Jeremy can help.

Os.

18AnnieMod
feb 27, 2012, 1:29pm

Names are changeable as well - basically the group Admin can change anything.

19elenchus
feb 27, 2012, 2:23pm

Proposed topic for FAQ: the Folio 60 (?), whatever its proper name, what it is and how to consult it.

My understanding gleaned from various posts read over 3+ years is that it's an annotated catalogue of FS titles including those currently out of print, in second or later printings, or in multiple editions. Does it include a complete list of titles through 2012? Who wrote it? What are its limitations?

20drasvola
feb 27, 2012, 2:25pm

I notice that kieren valente has responded, and a link to the FAQ has been incorporated into the Group's main page. Thank you, kieren. All thanks also to the kind agents involved.

21AnnieMod
feb 27, 2012, 2:54pm

>19 elenchus:

It's a book for the first 60 years of the Society books (so it is up to 2006). written by Paul W. Nash.
http://www.librarything.com/topic/35451 was one of the threads we were discussing it back in the days.

22Osbaldistone
feb 27, 2012, 3:09pm

>20 drasvola:
Wonderful. Now, if someone knows how to set the primary picture of the group page back to what it was before I messed with it, I'd appreciate it. Perhaps the person who uploaded the image can do it (wcarter).

Os.

23drasvola
feb 27, 2012, 3:50pm

> 22

Done.

24Osbaldistone
feb 27, 2012, 3:59pm

Can we agree to leave links out of the 1st and 2nd level headings, so they retain their native color (green for 2nd level). I'm fine with links in third level headings and below, but in the 1st (title) and 2nd (major headings), the color change associated with links makes it hard to see the overall structure. I've modified the opening description section (adding the 2nd level heading "Introduction") and the "Questions About The Folio Society Frequently Asked by Aspiring Devotees" section in this way, and I think it makes the overall page easier to navigate.

Stem: Do you agree with the above proposal?

Nuværende optælling: Ja 12, Nej 0, Ved ikke 1
Os.

25wcarter
feb 27, 2012, 4:17pm

>22 Osbaldistone:
I added the montage of Folio books to the Group Pictures section many months ago but did not make it the primary picture. I was surprised when this was done a week or so afterit was posted and assumed it was Kieren Valente (who has just appeared on the Where Are You thread as living in Portugal) was responsible for the action.
I agree that the Folio Society logo looks more elegant at the page head and those who wish to see the montage can still access it in the Group Pictures section.

26overthemoon
feb 27, 2012, 4:31pm

Is there some way of getting photos of the FS editions in the list?

27wcarter
feb 27, 2012, 4:55pm

The title Group Website does not really grab new members or browsers that this is where one should go to get information about the group and have FAQ answered. Can it be retitled Group Information or Group FAQ?
What we want new members and browsers to do is go to this site and find all the information needed to become an active member without repeating questions that have been discussed multiple times before.

28AnnieMod
feb 27, 2012, 5:00pm

No, the field cannot be renamed and it is not what it is supposed to be used for anyway.
The link to the Wiki should be really just incorporated in the description...

29Osbaldistone
feb 27, 2012, 9:06pm

>27 wcarter:
Where do you see a title "Group Website". When I go to the wiki page, I see a title "Group: Folio Society Devotees". When I go to the Devotee group page, I see the title "Folio Society devotees". I don't know where "Group Website" is, or did I just misunderstand your question?

Os.

30wcarter
feb 27, 2012, 10:50pm

Os,
The Group Website link appears near the top of my Folio Society Devotees blog page just to the southwest the FS logo picture. It directs you to the wiki page.

31rdurie
feb 28, 2012, 3:19am

I have an excel spreadsheet which lists all FS books from 1947 - is this something that could/should be included?

32Pepys
feb 28, 2012, 3:39am

I haven't posted much here since Sunday (French Alps hit by 4.3 magnitude quake, with many aftershocks; I'm a fool to spend time here ;-)

Just to say that I like better the (wcarter, I think)'s picture with an artistic display of tightly packed books for the group picture in the FSD home page. (Rather than the FS logo, which is better anyway than the statistic bar display; I hadn't realized it was an error and wondered why it was there!)

Could we organize a vote (in another thread) just to know which picture has more favour?

33SimB
feb 28, 2012, 5:46am

>31 rdurie:

I definitely think your spreadsheet should be included as a resource. Not all members (or prospective members) have Folio 60 at their fingertips. In addition you've added the books published since Folio 60, so you may have the most current list of books until Folio 70 sees the light of day (in 2016 one presumes). I printed your spreadsheet out and refer to it frequently. Belated thanks for compiling this.

34wcarter
Redigeret: feb 28, 2012, 6:41am

Pepys
Thanks for the compliment about the book montage.
Original can be seen at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/warwick_carter/6047763802/in/photostream/lightbox/
and a variation at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/warwick_carter/5291381885/in/photostream/lightbox/

Rdurie
Where can your spreadsheet be accessed? Sounds like a great idea, but will probably make my credit card suffer even more!

35Osbaldistone
feb 28, 2012, 12:34pm

>30 wcarter:
Okay, now I know what you are talking about. I agree that a better title is needed. A newbie, especially, needs to know that this is a place to go right away for information.

How about "Look Here First! FAQ and useful information about this group and Folio Society"

Opinions? Alternatives?

Whatever we decide on, Keiren will have to make the change, which doesn't seem like a problem, given the quick response to the last request.

Os.

36wcarter
feb 29, 2012, 12:00am

Os,
That may be just a tiny tad too wordy.
How about just "Frequently Asked Questions"?

37Osbaldistone
feb 29, 2012, 12:17am

>36 wcarter:
Well, FAQ is just one section of the FS Devotee Wiki page. It also contains statistics, a glossary, general LT technical tips, etc. But I did think it wordy myself. How about:

"Look Here First! FAQ and other useful information" ?

Os.

38wcarter
feb 29, 2012, 1:14am

Os,
In bold 72 point with arrows pointing to it and stars around it to attract newbies attention!
Lets see what Kieren does with these ideas - hopefully something.

39rdurie
feb 29, 2012, 3:14am

I have added a link to my index of FS publications - I will try and remember to update it regularly. Comments/additions/omissions gratefully received.

40drasvola
Redigeret: feb 29, 2012, 6:54am

Would it be a good idea to provide links to FS books collections of any willing devotees (perhaps one or two per region) to show the extent of 'devotion' and cataloguing 'tricks' displayed?

Edited to add that links to some blogs might be very useful also.

41Osbaldistone
Redigeret: feb 29, 2012, 10:59am

>40 drasvola:
I added a section on the main wiki page FS related links, including a subsection for blogs.

As far as links to FS books collections from devotees, This sounds like a good idea. However, are you talking about linking to their LT catalogue, but limited to FS books? If so, I'm not sure how to create that link. When I look at "Your Books" and select the "Folio Society" collection I've created, the URL is the same as that for my entire collection. If you can suggest a way to re-direct someone to a LT page showing only a users FS books, I'd be glad to add a section to the wiki page and include my FS library.

Os.

42drasvola
Redigeret: feb 29, 2012, 11:45am

> 41

This seems to work if Folio Society is a tag. Maybe not in other cases.

Link:

http://www.librarything.com/catalog/drasvola&tag=Folio%2BSociety

43drasvola
feb 29, 2012, 11:47am

> 41

I would suggest asking SimB if he wants to share his blog. Also support Pepys's idea to vote on FSD primary picture.

44Pepys
feb 29, 2012, 12:37pm

42> This seems to work if Folio Society is a tag. Maybe not in other cases.

I came to the same conclusion when I tried it with a collection last Sunday. Funny it doesn't work with collections. Is that a bug?

45drasvola
feb 29, 2012, 12:50pm

> 44

I don't know, Pepys. I just tried to see if I could create a link... Perhaps LT is more oriented to tags (cloud, etc).

46AnnieMod
feb 29, 2012, 1:03pm

>41 Osbaldistone:,42

It works as a charm, just needs a different syntax:

http://www.librarything.com/catalog/AnnieMod/foliosociety

The easiest way is to get to the Profile and select the collection from there and not from the Catalog itself. When you choose inside of the catalog, you are in a frame so the top address does not change.

47drasvola
feb 29, 2012, 1:08pm

> 46

Fine. So if the books are in a collection your example works, and if they are catalogued as tags my syntax works. Right?

48AnnieMod
Redigeret: feb 29, 2012, 1:22pm

>47 drasvola:

Yep. I was answering to the notion above that you cannot use a link for collection :)

Although you might want to make your link to be
http://www.librarything.com/catalog/drasvola&tag=Folio%2BSociety&collect... to ensure that even if I am in Wishlist collection in my catalog for example, when I check your link, I am in your All Collections.

http://www.librarything.com/catalog/AnnieMod&tag=Folio+Society - uses the last collection that had been seen in any catalog from this computer (cookie based)
http://www.librarything.com/catalog/AnnieMod&tag=Folio+Society&collectio... - gets any collection.

And because LT got the links shortened, &collection=-1 is what needs to be added :)

49drasvola
feb 29, 2012, 1:20pm

> 48

Thanks, Annie.

50Osbaldistone
feb 29, 2012, 5:02pm

>42 drasvola:, 43, 46-48

Looks like this may not be easy to explain for folks who want to add their collection to the list.

I've created a section for this on the main wiki page, right after "Member library photos". I included drasvola and AnnieMod. Please delete your entry, or ask me to, if you didn't intend for it to be used.

Not sure about listing these on a line (may be more confusing to someone trying to enter an new item), but a vertical list for such short lines seems likely to become to long.

Os.

51Osbaldistone
feb 29, 2012, 5:15pm

>39 rdurie:
Thanks, rdurie. This is quite nice (and searchable, too)

Os.

52AnnieMod
feb 29, 2012, 5:50pm

>50 Osbaldistone:

Make a section just under the section where you have the added ones where people can just come and put their names in - and someone will go and make the link for them? Or put a "I want to update the wiki but do not know how" which leads to a thread here in the Folio group and someone will help them?

53Osbaldistone
feb 29, 2012, 8:20pm

>52 AnnieMod:
Done. Edit as you see fit.

Os.

54johni92
mar 5, 2012, 2:21am

I don't know whether or not this would be something to put in the FAQ, but it's something I've been wondering about: I see a lot of people referring to spine-sagging in their larger books when stored vertically, and I was wondering what this actually is, and how big a book needs to be to necessitate horizontal storage.

55drasvola
mar 5, 2012, 8:47am

I've taken the liberty to add new categories to the Group´s Wiki for front or back of the shelf, slipcases, shelving tall books, general book care and Limited Editions. They are empty. Perhaps other devotees wish to contribute pertinent content. Thanks.

56paperandinkguy
mar 6, 2012, 3:26pm

I just saw that someone added a link to The Book Blog. Thanks, it's much appreciated.

57wcarter
jan 24, 2013, 12:09am

I have been playing with the Group Website (http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Groups:Folio_Society_Devotees) recently and have made the following changes:-
"Where are we"
Instructions on how to add your location using a Mac or PC (iPads use a different procedure) added.
"General book care"
References and recommendations added
"Online resources"
Link to FSD Bookplate and FSD Place Mark download added.
Any member of this forum is welcome to make or suggest changes to the Group Website, which has a link from the near the top of the FSD homepage.

58GoFurther
jan 24, 2013, 1:24am

Thank you, Dr. Carter. After sadly misplacing my FS leather bookmark some time ago, I have been looking for a suitable replacement. Your lovely place marks are a great improvement on various scraps of paper that I have been using lately. Unfortunately, your photograph may be the closest I will ever come to the much-coveted The Conquest of Mexico.

59wcarter
jan 24, 2013, 1:56am

>58 GoFurther:
Thanks for your kind comments GoFurther.
A better copy of the book montage can be seen at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/warwick_carter/8111621909/sizes/k/in/photostream/
There are also numerous copies of the FS Conquest of Mexico on Abe Books from as little as $12. Go for it!

60Osbaldistone
Redigeret: jun 2, 2013, 9:31pm

>57 wcarter:
Thanks for the work. And for reminding us of this resource.

I've updated the age stats on the wiki to the latest from the related thread. I should stop putting them in the thread and simply link to the wiki page. That will keep the wiki up-to-date and will remind folks of the wiki page more often.

I've added a fourth option to "How to add an FS book to your LT library". It's a script created by brightcopy which is designed to run on Firefox browser, will work on Google Chrome (though you may have to add the Tampermonkey add-on to Chrome before the script will work), but won't work on Microsoft Internet Explorer. As with other options, it's not perfect - it captures the basic info from a user's 'book details' page, but not all the fields are captured and it doesn't capture the image.

Comments and suggestions are welcome.

s

61drasvola
jan 24, 2013, 1:20pm

The latest modifications and additions to the wiki improve substantially its usefulness. Every bit helps because in my opinion this resource is not accessed as often as it should.

62GoFurther
jan 25, 2013, 1:34am

>59 wcarter:
Thank you for the tip, Dr. Carter! You are indeed correct, and much to my delight I found there are a number available at Abe Books. I will have to have a closer look this weekend. It looks like there is hope yet.

63overthemoon
jan 27, 2013, 5:32am

I tried to add a link to my FS books but it didn't work. Could someone do it for me? thanks. I use the tag Folio Society.

64drasvola
jan 27, 2013, 9:17am

> 63

Done.

65overthemoon
jan 27, 2013, 11:29am

great, thank you ;-)

66rampkr
jun 2, 2013, 3:04pm

If any of you younger types want to see some old (but not that old) Folio Prospectuses, then I've added links to scanned pdf's for those for 1999-2008 to the FSD wiki page (in the 'Index of Folio Books' section).
They vary in size from about 30MB to over 100MB, so may take a while to open.
There's also a searchable index so you can see what each pdf contains.
The FS have given permission for these links to be added to the wiki.

67Smiler69
jun 2, 2013, 3:40pm

>66 rampkr: Wonderful! I don't know that I can still be called a "younger" type necessarily (all things being relative of course), but certainly new to FS. I'll be sure to have a look!

68drasvola
jun 2, 2013, 4:02pm

> 66

Great! A valuable source of information and research tool. Many thanks for your hard work and contribution.

69wcarter
jun 2, 2013, 4:52pm

Kevin, these prospectuses are fantastic! Well done. Please keep this up for future editions.
Does anyone have older ones that they can add to go further back in time?

70DejaVoo
jun 2, 2013, 6:21pm

>66 rampkr:, Thank you so much! I seem to spend more time reading posts, threads and the wiki on this forum these days than I do reading my book! Such an amazing amount of information to absorb and it is much appreciated.

71boldface
jun 2, 2013, 7:16pm

>66 rampkr:

A very good reference. Thank you.

72sambadoll
jun 2, 2013, 10:29pm

>66 rampkr: I both thank and curse you. This is far more enabling for me than Folio 60!

73Smiler69
Redigeret: jun 3, 2013, 9:24am

>66 rampkr: Kevin, I started looking around the PDFs and want to say a BIG thank you for making these available. Very helpful indeed, especially as I am sourcing former editions from the secondary market. I don't know how this will help me wean myself from my raging FAD, but that's another matter altogether. ;-)

74rampkr
jun 3, 2013, 1:48am

>67 Smiler69:>73 Thanks all, I'm glad they're of interest.

Warwick, I have kept the subsequent ones for scanning, and I'll hopefully get round to doing them soon (depends on the weather, it's a rainy day job).

Danielle, I woke up this morning to discover I had developed a rather nasty boil. Was that you?

75Conte_Mosca
jun 3, 2013, 2:14am

>66 rampkr: Absolutely brilliant. Thanks a lot for taking the time and effort to scan these and load them up. A really fantastic resource.

76kafkachen
jun 3, 2013, 3:42am

>66 rampkr:

It is very kind of you to share this. I have been looking for older price information. seems like not much has changed since 1999.

77cronshaw
jun 3, 2013, 4:08am

>66 rampkr: Thanks Kevin! Suddenly having access to all these prospectuses is like an alcoholic waking up to find an off-licence has opened next door.

Hic!

78LesMiserables
jun 3, 2013, 4:56am

Noted on the *group wiki* the GLOSSARY

I *aquisition* is missing a "c"

79Osbaldistone
jun 3, 2013, 7:43pm

Thanks, LesMis. It's fixed.

Please, everyone - don't be shy about pointing out any typos on the wiki page. There are probably three or four folks contributing and editing with no real coordination, but if you point it out, I'm sure one of us will fix it.

Os.

80sambadoll
jun 3, 2013, 9:15pm

>74 rampkr: I would never admit to such a thing. However, it surely must be countered by winning a small lottery or some other good fortune.

81Smiler69
jun 8, 2013, 12:19pm

The pdf files on the wiki listing all published FS books came in very handy today in the way of reassuring me. I was looking through the most recent listings of FS books on eBay and was shocked to find Angels & Demons/The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown The Folio Society New in Shrink Wrap. I thought: "surely the FS would never..."

I won't be a hypocrite and admit I did read both bestsellers around the time they came out and did enjoy them for what they were, but can't imagine ever wanting to get fine editions of them.

82UK_History_Fan
jun 9, 2013, 8:30am

> 81
I assume since the books are still wrapped, the seller just guessed wrong about their origin? They didn't even look to me like FS productions.

83Smiler69
jun 9, 2013, 2:49pm

>82 UK_History_Fan: Rather strange they would go ahead and assume this is a FS publication when there isn't a FS stamp anywhere, just because they're presented in a slipcase? Anyhow, I felt I couldn't let this pass without comment, so have gently notified the seller.

84Osbaldistone
jun 9, 2013, 3:15pm

>81 Smiler69:
I'd bet they were entering several items, copying the text from the previous item and editing it, and they just forgot to change the publisher name from the previous entry.

Os.

85Smiler69
jun 9, 2013, 6:40pm

>84 Osbaldistone: Os, I got a reply from the seller who said he'd bought them as Folio, but that he'd take the listing down and unwrap them to check for himself. He must have paid too much for them.

86Osbaldistone
jun 9, 2013, 8:32pm

>85 Smiler69:
Wow. Sounds like he got taken.

Os.

87haniwitch
jun 10, 2013, 2:21pm

#81-86
Oh, dear, the pictures in the link look suspiciously like the books I have. Like Smiler69 I was curious about the books and ordered them through one of the mail-order book clubs (Doubleday, Book-of-the-Month) I used to belong to. I can't remember what I paid but most of the stuff I bought from them would have been only a few dollars more than a good paperback. So, yeah, I think we should feel sorry for the seller. If he bought them as Folios he probably did pay way too much.

88drasvola
apr 6, 2014, 6:35am

I'm updating the schedule of FS shipping charges in the FAQ of our wiki. Going into the two regional pages of the Folio Society, it's not clear to me whether New Zealanders are charged in Australian dollars or New Zealand dollars. Would a knowledgeable person please clarify? Thanks.

89ironjaw
apr 17, 2014, 9:38am

>66 rampkr: I have some prospectuses from the 80s and early 90s. Any tips on how to scan them and how to make that searchable index?

90rampkr
apr 19, 2014, 3:53am

Faisel, my scanner can scan to multi-page PDF's, so it's just the time-consuming process of scanning each page in turn. Much easier if you remove the staples first of course (if you can bear to do so!). If you're anything like me it'll take a lot longer than it should because you'll read each page before you scan it ("Oh why didn't I buy East of the Sun and West of the Moon when I had the chance!" etc).
When I checked the last one I did (some time ago) I discovered I had missed a page - not for the first time - so went to make a consoling cup of tea and haven't got round to redoing that or any subsequent ones (this is why I haven't loaded 2011-2013 yet - I will get round to it though).

I scan the index page and use an OCR program to create an editable version. It's then just a case of messing around in Excel to update the index spreadsheet. Trial 30-day versions of OCR progs can be downloaded for free.

As I've already mentioned, this is a rainy-day task for when you're just not in the mood for sitting down with a good book - possibly another reason I haven't got round to doing the others.

91Kiwi_Booklover
maj 25, 2014, 3:41am

> drasvola
Yes, we kiwis are charged in Australian dollars for books and shipping. So its currently $12AUD per volume for shipping for us too.

92drasvola
maj 25, 2014, 3:45am

> 91

Thank-you. Much appreciated.

93LesMiserables
jul 24, 2015, 4:35am

Great work! Thanks to those involved in the wiki.

94Kiwi_Booklover
jul 24, 2015, 5:01am

Yes, it's a great reference. Thanks to all of you.

95wcarter
sep 12, 2015, 8:16pm

Numerous new useful links have been added to the "Useful Links" section at the bottom of the FSD group wiki page at:-
http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Groups:Folio_Society_Devotees#Blogs
General housekeeping also done on this page to (I hope) improve its appearance and function.
Anyone wishing to add their library pictures (we need more of these) or FS catalogues to the wiki page and are unsure how to do so, can leave details here, and I will add them for you.

96folio_books
jun 3, 2016, 2:10pm

Hi Warwick (or whoever's looking after this thread). I'm trying to add my library to the Member FS Catalogues section on the group Wiki. I thought I had it figured out and added:

http://www.librarything.com/catalog/folio_books&tag=Folio%2BSociety&coll... folio_books (Northumberland, UK);

However, it wants to display that on a brand new line, separately.

Can you correct for me or tell me what to do?

Many thanks.

97AnnieMod
Redigeret: jun 3, 2016, 2:26pm

>96 folio_books:

Done - you are added. Edit and see how it was done. I suspect that you were missing the name inside of the link which makes sure that the link is not visible as link but your name is.

98folio_books
jun 3, 2016, 3:16pm

>97 AnnieMod: Done - you are added.

Hey, that was fast! Thank you very much. I'll do as you suggest and try to see where I went wrong.

99wcarter
jun 3, 2016, 5:41pm

>96 folio_books:
All done in the middle of the night (Aussie time) by the very competent Annie.

100wcarter
aug 1, 2016, 7:08pm

I have been doing some more housekeeping on the FSD wiki page (http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Groups:Folio_Society_Devotees) to hopefully may it more visually appealing and functional. Please note that the webpage is dynamic and will appear in different formatting on different size screens. This particularly applies to the tables, which look best on a larger desktop screen, and may appear messy on smaller (eg. tablet) screens.

I have also added extra features to the list of FS Limited Editions and Letterpress Shakespeare entries (http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Groups:Folio_Society_Devotees#Folio_S...) by adding in links to scans of brochures and/or leaflets for about half the LEs. Just click on the blue "leaflet" or "brochure" next to the book name to be taken to a PDF file of the original promotional material of the LE. Links to other interesting FS brochures have been scattered at appropriate locations through the wiki page. Some of these PDFs are quite large and may take a minute or so to download, depending on your web speed.
Some of the brochures for the LE are published in A2 format, and it is a challenging task to scan these on an A4 scanner, then stitch them together in Photoshop. Some have worked better than others.
I have exhausted my supply of LE leaflets and brochures. If there are other FSD members who have copies of brochures for those LEs that do not have a link to a brochure, particularly older ones, and are prepared to scan them and email them to me, please send me a PM. I can stitch the scans together in Photoshop if necessary.

I have requested permission from the FS to use these copies and today received the following email from the FS:-
"Thank you for your email.
I can confirm that you have both our permission and our blessing to use reproductions of our previous prospectuses. I very much hope that they are found to be informative, and that they provide a nice sense of nostalgia to everyone on FSD.
Kind regards
Edward Cornthwaite
Membership Secretary"

101elenchus
aug 1, 2016, 9:15pm

>100 wcarter:

You are generous to update the wikipage, especially with those links to the FS scanned ephemera. A wonderful resource, it's good Mr Cornthwaite and the Folio Society see the benefit to all devotees.

102rampkr
aug 2, 2016, 3:05pm

>100 wcarter:
Hi Warwick.
Please keep up the good work.
And speaking of which.....
.....would you be able to save the 1999-2010 PDF's (and index) to the Google Drive space please (as you presumably have update access)? It would make sense (and probably be safer) for all the prospectuses to be kept in the same place, and when I added the 1999-2010 PDF's Google Drive didn't exist so I have them in a personal Dropbox folder. I'll then be able to remove them from Dropbox.
There's already a 2000 prospectus in GD and this is better than my scan anyway - I could only scan to A4 so mine contains a lot of white space at the bottom of the page.
Thanks in advance,
Kevin.

103Pepys
aug 2, 2016, 4:13pm

It has always surprised me that so few LT groups (only 6, including this one) have a wiki page...

This page has evolved a lot over the last 4 years. Thanks to all contributors for making it so much more attractive than it was at its inception.

104LesMiserables
aug 2, 2016, 6:44pm

Great work Warwick.

105wcarter
Redigeret: aug 3, 2016, 1:14am

>103 Pepys:
François,
We all owe you thanks for setting up the wiki in the first place.
I have offered to set up a Fine Books Forum wiki, but have had no response from the founder (whose cooperation is necessary I believe in order to set up front page links).

>102 rampkr:
Kevin,
I have been looking into Google Drive compared to Dropbox. There are pros and cons both ways, but I prefer Dropbox.
I think the quality of your scans is just fine. The catch is that the higher quality and greater the dpi the scan, the longer it takes to download. I have found 100 dpi to be a good compromise.
I cannot access the Google Drive files of someone else to modify them. I can only download and repost.
I intend to use Dropbox for posting my brochure scans to the wiki as I have a commercial account. If you are no longer happy to host your scans on your Dropbox account, please let me know by PM and I will repost them in my Dropbox.

I will continue to update the wiki regularly. Any suggestions for alterations and additions are welcomed.

106Pepys
aug 3, 2016, 2:27am

>105 wcarter: Actually, 25 LT groups have a wiki page. (My mistake was due to the WikiThing main page being not updated.) But some of them look more like skeletons, compared to the FSD wiki...

107Pellias
aug 4, 2016, 4:25pm

Yes, certainly a great resource that wiki. Thanks to Carter for keeping that page in order and update - i miss that quality and order on other forums, and to other contributors, and to my dog who is allways there for me

108wcarter
Redigeret: aug 16, 2016, 12:19am

With the great assistance of Folio_Books, who is scanning his extraordinary collection of FS brochures and leaflets, many more of these have been added to the FS wiki page under Limited Editions and Special Editions.
Folio_Books has sent so many historic brochure and leaflet scans to me that I have added a new section in the wiki to make them available to FSD members. The section is titled "Interesting Folio Society editions for which scanned brochures are available".
If any other members of FSD has brochures or ephemera they can scan and email to me. please send me a PM.
Wiki website is:-
http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Groups:Folio_Society_Devotees

109folio_books
aug 16, 2016, 5:21am

>108 wcarter: With the great assistance of Folio_Books, who is scanning his extraordinary collection of FS brochures and leaflets

Thanks, Warwick. One of my great regrets is that a few years back, in search of space for Folio Prospectuses, I binned literally dozens of these leaflets. I'm sure there must be people in our community not as stupid as I was and donating scans to the Wiki will preserve them for all members for posterity.

110wcarter
Redigeret: aug 19, 2016, 6:31am

Thanks to several contributors, there are now more than 130 leaflets, brochures and prospectuses available for download on the FSD group website wiki, covering everything from modern limited editions, to standard and special editions from decades ago.
More of these are being added almost daily, making the wiki an invaluable resource for all those who love Folio Society books.
If you haven't checked out the wiki recently, do so at:-
http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Groups:Folio_Society_Devotees
If you have old brochures that you are prepared to scan and email to me, please send me a PM.

111wcarter
Redigeret: aug 24, 2016, 6:47pm

A new section has been added to the FSD Homepage wiki - ''Interesting Folio Society editions for which scanned brochures are available''.

The brochures available are:-
African Adventures; H Rider Haggard 1995
Baburnama 2013
Bronte - Five Novelletes 1971
Classics of Science Fiction - H.G.Wells 2004
Classic Short Stories 1997
Crusades 1994
Decameron 1998
Dickens - Dombey, Oliver Twist 1984
Dickens - Nickleby, Dorrit 1986
Don Quixote 1961
Folio Society Miniatures 1975
Forsyte Saga 1985
Foundation Trilogy - Asimov 2012
Glencoe & Culloden 1997
History of England 1986
Jane Austen set 1984
Lord of the Rings 1977
Radcliffe - Complete Novels 1987
Reprinted FS editions 1973
Restoration Comedies 1974
Scramble for Africa 2011
Trollope - Complete Novels 1992
Three Musketeers trilogy - Dumas 2001
Vision of Piers the Plowman 2014
War and Peace 1971

Brochures for all these editions can be seen and downloaded by clicking on the book title.
The FSD homepage wiki can be found at:-
http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Groups:Folio_Society_Devotees#Interes...

112EclecticIndulgence
aug 25, 2016, 3:05am

Denne meddelelse er blevet slettet af dens forfatter.

113Pellias
aug 25, 2016, 3:46am

>111 wcarter: Thank you! I liked that Decameron, and have never seen it secondhand (never looked for it either, but may in the future. I may go for this set rather than the LE on the Decameron) - a valuable tool to see those brochures. Hoping for more volumes to be added in this section someday

114affle
aug 25, 2016, 6:45am

>112 EclecticIndulgence: There is definitely an error though because the standard edition is crimson buckram, not leather.

What rubbish - it's leather (written with book in hand).

115scratchpad
aug 25, 2016, 7:01am

>111 wcarter: On seeing these brochures I wonder that members didn't buy everything on offer especially at 20% discount. I would have.

116affle
aug 25, 2016, 7:18am

>115 scratchpad:

I wonder. The leather-bound War and Peace referred to above was priced at £22; the average UK weekly earnings in 1971 were under£24 per week. Do you think people are snapping up books priced at 90% of today's average weekly earnings?

117N11284
aug 25, 2016, 9:15am

Does the wiki contain any information on the FS miniatures? I cannot see anything on them. I have a couple of these tiny editions (which I can't find in my book shelves at the moment, too small I suppose :-) ).

118EclecticIndulgence
aug 25, 2016, 12:11pm

Denne meddelelse er blevet slettet af dens forfatter.

119scratchpad
aug 25, 2016, 12:47pm

>116 affle: I'm not sure about 'snapping' them up but I assume they were being sold in enough numbers to keep the company going. Those brochures no doubt had something to do with it. There are always buyers with money out there.

120Jayked
aug 25, 2016, 2:55pm

According to Folio 60 the first impression of War and Peace was 2 vols. in 1/4 red leather, grey canvas boards, in a black 2-vol slipcase. A second impression was made by FP for BOMC in 1978, for sale in the US only, in quarter dark red cloth. 3rd imp. was in one vol. in 1978 with graphic slipcase. However the writer goes on to say that the next impression is "at least the fourth revised reprint", so there may well have been impressions that he hasn't traced.

121affle
Redigeret: aug 25, 2016, 3:31pm

>118 EclecticIndulgence:

Try measuring the height of your book: first edition is 251mm; reprints, cloth bound, 241mm.

122elenchus
aug 25, 2016, 3:39pm

>118 EclecticIndulgence:
>121 affle:

Was someone's copy illicitly rebound?

* gasp *

123affle
aug 25, 2016, 3:56pm

>122 elenchus:

Certainly possible, but I'm applying Occam's razor in suggesting a later edition. My main point is to refute the claim that there was 'definitely a mistake', as the brochure, Folio 25 published in 1972, and my own copy all testify to the standard edition being leather bound.

124EclecticIndulgence
aug 25, 2016, 6:27pm

Denne meddelelse er blevet slettet af dens forfatter.

125affle
aug 25, 2016, 6:31pm

126affle
aug 25, 2016, 7:02pm

>124 EclecticIndulgence:

The second impression was published in 1977, and is Folio Press, not Folio Society. It was for the US market, and printed by Fletcher and Son (details from Folio 60). It's cloth bound, and the spine, apart from the material, looks like the first edition. It would not surprise me if it were dated 1971, there are plenty of examples of early Folios reprinted without the dates being changed. The height, as well as the publishing detail, will be diagnostic.

I don't doubt for a moment that your book is cloth bound, only that it is the first edition.

127cronshaw
aug 27, 2016, 5:46am

>111 wcarter: A huge thanks to everyone involved in sourcing the brochures and further plumping our wonderful wiki, it's a smorgasbord for the hungry Faddict.

I've immediately downloaded the comprehensive brochure for Folio's complete Trollope edition, a set I curse for its sheer volume but which looks magnificent on a few tiers of book shelving and which I wouldn't be without.

128wcarter
sep 30, 2016, 1:42am

I managed to contact the founder of FSD, Kieren Valente, and the opening paragraph for the FSD home page has been subtely changed by him to reflect the current non-membership situation.
All the history of the FS and its books, and everything you could ever want to know about the society, can still be found on the FSD wiki homepage at:-
http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Groups:Folio_Society_Devotees

129wdripp
okt 18, 2016, 1:59pm

I have enjoyed perusing the expanded wiki. Thank you to everyone who has helped to build it.

Another devotee, elenchus, sent me a box of material some time ago that I am now getting around to scanning due to the usual life complications.

I believe there are some brochures of single editions that are not already in the wiki, so I will do those first. It looks like only the glossy brochures are being scanned, and not the plain paper descriptions. Is that correct?

I also have some booklets for things like Christmas sales and the like. Is there any interest in having these in the wiki? I don't know that they have additional information about titles, but am willing to scan whatever is wanted.

Also, I know pdf files were requested, but I may need some help uploading them to the wiki. If anyone would be willing to help me with this, please send me a message and I will get in touch when I am at that step in the process. Thanks.

130wcarter
okt 18, 2016, 4:47pm

>129 wdripp:
I think all scanned brochures from the past are appreciated.
When you have scanned them, send me a PM and I can upload them to the wiki.

131wdripp
okt 18, 2016, 5:28pm

>130 wcarter:

Including things like Summer Sale and Winter Sale booklets?

132wcarter
okt 18, 2016, 5:46pm

>131 wdripp:
My opinion is that the standard catalogues/prospectuses, and brochures for individual books (usually LEs, fine editions and sets) are all that are needed on the wiki.
The sale booklets merely confuse the overall picture of what books are/were available.
If others disagree, please say so.

133groeng
okt 19, 2016, 9:27am

Thank you so much to everybody for putting in so many hours to create the magnificent resource that is our Wikipage. Your work will live on a long time to the glory of FS books past!

Now that the primary work of scanning the prospectuses and catalogues have been done, we can start thinking about ordering all this raw data. I was wondering if there would be any interest in using them to create a list of titles published by FS - we already have all the titles to 2010, and an addendum for 2011-12. Since I like making lists, I would be prepared to use the online prospectuses to continue this list for 2013-16. What do you think?

Before I start, and having looked at the current lists, there are two issues I would need clarification on:

1. Should I include LE's given that they are already all listed on the Wiki?
2. How to deal with reprints - obviously the FS publishes new editions of titles every so often (Austen, Dickens etc) and these should of course be in any list. But how do you treat an exact reprint of a title which was released a few years ago. It is often mentioned in new releases which are new reprints, but sometimes one cannot know without extensive research into past catalogues and lists, and currently I do not have the energy for that. So what I was thinking, as a start, is to simply list all the titles that FS printed during these years as evidenced from the scanned prospectuses. Once we have done that, we can start thinking of more ambitious projects.

If there is appetite for this, I will do it in Excel and then convert to PDF (am I correct that one cannot upload files other than PDFs to the Wiki?).

Somewhere down the line, it might also be interesting to list the original published prices of books - I guess it can be an interesting exercise to see which books hold their value on the secondary market, etc. etc.

134EclecticIndulgence
okt 19, 2016, 12:29pm

Denne meddelelse er blevet slettet af dens forfatter.

135Jayked
okt 19, 2016, 1:37pm

Tracking Greek Myths might be a pretty taxing Odyssey. I have the 23rd printing (2 vols) of 2011, and it's in bonded leather. I have to confess, reluctantly, that it's hard to distinguish from full leather.

136wcarter
okt 19, 2016, 5:18pm

>133 groeng:
Extending the present list of FS books already on the wiki, and combining them altogether would be a significant task, but one that would be greatly appreciated by FSD members.
The Ardis list may also be helpful.
Anything you do would be great, and the inclusiveness and format would be up to you.
A pdf is the easiest way to post on the wiki.

137AmsterdamTaff
okt 20, 2016, 7:14am

Has anyone considered approaching FS directly, maybe they have a handy list of all their titles that they could just send? Or is that naive?

138wcarter
okt 20, 2016, 7:32am

>137 AmsterdamTaff:
I have approached the FS and they do have an archive of ephemera but are not prepared to scan it for us - it would take a great deal of time.
I have not asked them if they will let us have a complete catalogue, but will do so. I suspect that the answer will be no as they will want to protect the data that will make up Folio 70 (or 75).

139groeng
okt 20, 2016, 10:23am

What I am proposing doing (and have started today) is really just an aid to unlocking the rich mine of data contained in all the prospectuses/catalogues we already have scanned on the wiki. In other words, simply a list of titles with references to the specific prospectus and page number where the book was advertised. Interested readers can then use this index to find quickly information about the book as it was when it was published.

I am by no means a bibliographer who can compare editions over time etc., and that is best left to FS for Folio 70. This will be an interim list until such time.

140folio_books
okt 20, 2016, 10:54am

>139 groeng: simply a list of titles with references to the specific prospectus and page number where the book was advertised.

That would be excellent. It's the missing link and I look forward immensely to seeing this as an addition to the resource. I think you'll find it's time-consuming venture, though.

I'm currently scanning the new Christmas catalogue and hope to have that finished no later than tomorrow (Friday 21 October).

141wcarter
okt 26, 2016, 6:23am

As a follow up to my post in 138 above, I have received the following email from Andrew Wagstaff:-

"Thank you for the email. I hope you're well.
I know what you mean about keeping up with all the latest books! I'm sorry to say that, as daft as it sounds, we don't currently have a current list of everything that we've published that I could send to you. There is a mysterious archivist who can be spotted deep in the Folio basement from time-to-time moving things around and making copious notes who we *think* is working on details for an all-encompassing edition of either Folio 75 (or, if he hurries up and we're lucky, maybe even Folio 70) but at present we haven't seen the full list. I'm sorry for any disappointment that this causes.
With all best wishes and thanks for your support.
Kind regards
Andrew"

It seems if it is to be done, we will have to do it.

142folio_books
okt 26, 2016, 6:28am

>141 wcarter: I have received the following email from Andrew Wagstaff

I'm pleased to hear Andrew is still around. In his last email he was telling me of his shredded nerves. I've heard nothing since.

143ironjaw
okt 26, 2016, 7:00am

This is good news, so either 70 or 75.

144SimB
okt 26, 2016, 7:37am

>141 wcarter:
Interesting. A couple of years ago I did swap a couple of emails with Alice, who was Paul Nash's successor, regarding the mysterious publication 44.5 (Folio 50 and Folio 60). That mystery was solved with great assistance by this very group. It would seem that Alice has moved on if the current archivist is a "he".

I would love to see Folio 70, but I don't have high hopes.

Just a thought, there seems be sufficient information on the wiki to add to the last list 2011-12.

My suggestion is that we add another update, as a collaborative project..perhaps using Google sheets. Those who volunteer could take responsibility for the publications of a particular year. It would be a "living" project as new books could be added as they are published.

Interested to hear what others think.

145ironjaw
okt 26, 2016, 11:50am

>144 SimB: fantastic idea! I think ardis did do a such a list (probably will have to google it) for the earlier years. But yes, I would love to help out.

Basic layout, could incl.

No. Year, Folio Society Shortcode, Author, Title, Description, Production details, Slipcase / Slipcover

just to name a few

146EclecticIndulgence
okt 26, 2016, 12:56pm

Denne meddelelse er blevet slettet af dens forfatter.

147groeng
okt 26, 2016, 2:05pm

>144 SimB:

As I mentioned in post 139, I am currently compiling such a list for 2012-2016. About halfway but am currently very busy at work. Hope to finish it in a week or two and will share results here.

148SimB
okt 26, 2016, 5:45pm

>147 groeng:

Missed that. Well done. Looking forward to the list

149AmsterdamTaff
nov 3, 2016, 10:32am

The older prospectus links do not work. :(

150folio_books
nov 3, 2016, 11:18am

>149 AmsterdamTaff: The older prospectus links do not work.

Are there any in particular you're having difficulty with? I've just tested a random selection of pre-1960 and they seem to be working okay.

151AmsterdamTaff
nov 6, 2016, 5:06am

>150 folio_books: It seems to work again now for me. Perhaps it was a temporary issue with dropbox. Thanks for checking.

152folio_books
nov 6, 2016, 9:04am

>151 AmsterdamTaff: It seems to work again now for me. Perhaps it was a temporary issue with dropbox. Thanks for checking.

No problem. Glad to hear its working.

153Rodomontade
dec 31, 2016, 2:56am

A couple of pre-Benedictional LEs that aren't referenced in any of the LE sections:

Original Leaves from Famous English Books, 1961, 200 copies
Original Leaves from Famous European Books, 1963, 100 copies

Both titles comprising 12 leaves from famous titles in the history of printing, window-mounted on cardboard.

They are not referenced in Folio 60, but seem to be a precursor to the successful Leaves from a Psalter in 2012.

154wcarter
dec 31, 2016, 6:08pm

>153 Rodomontade:
Fascinating curiosities. As far as I can determine these are individual pages from books from the 15th. to 20th. Centuries that have been removed from the book, framed and issued in a loose leaf folder.
There is a collection of both sets for sale on Abe, but it is far from cheap.
https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=14363245302&searchurl=bi%3...
I wonder why they are not listed in Folio 60? Possibly because they were not "published" by the FS, but "collated" or "collected".
Do you own one or both of these sets? If so, photos please.
Does anyone else have any information about them?

155Jayked
dec 31, 2016, 6:51pm

>154 wcarter:
From early on there was a collector's corner at the club dealing in prints, rare books, old pages, autographs etc. A catalogue was printed for out-of-towners, but wasn't sent automatically -- you had to apply. I didn't, because I thought the business of tearing up books for wall display was tacky. I suppose it's a logical and profitable step from selling individual pages to selling bound collections. Those on Abe are from 1961, but IIRC they were still doing this sort of trade in around 1990.

156Rodomontade
Redigeret: dec 31, 2016, 7:25pm

>154 wcarter: No, I don't own either (though they're now down a ways on my wishlist), but saw one come up for auction a few weeks ago. Some further information:

The leaves from the English works:

Pynson’s ‘Froissart’, 1523.
Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, 1575.
The King James Bible, 1611.
The Second Folio Shakespeare, 1632.
Clarendon’s ‘History’, Oxford 1701-4.
Dr Johnson’s Dictionary, 1756.
The Baskerville ‘Virgil’, 1757.
The Foulis Press ‘Pope’, 1785.
Bulmer’s ‘History of the River Thames’, 1794-6.
Chiswick Press: Book of Common Prayer, 1844.
Kelmscott Press: The Well at the World’s End, 1896.
The Doves Press ‘Milton’, 1902-5

Images (sourced from various auction websites):

(Kelmscott Press: The Well at the World’s End, 1896.)

(Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, 1575)


The leaves from the European Works:

St. Augustine's De Civitate Dei, 1470
'Nuremberg Chronicle', 1493
Aldine's Dante, 1502
Ovid's 'Metamorphoses', 1559
Estienne's 'Herodotus', 1592
Plantin Missal, 1610
Elzevir 'Sallust', 1634
The Imprimerie Royale 'Medailles', 1723
An Ibarra Bible, 1767
Aesop's Fables, 1769
'De Imitatione Christi', 1788
Thompson's 'Seasons', 1794

Images:

('Nuremberg Chronicle', 1493)

(Bulk lot including the Original Leaves from European Books)


Interestingly, came across the following passage from a blog post about manuscripts in Australian collections, that corroborates >155 Jayked::

Also worth noting is that the Dunedin Reed Frag. 33 (below left) is from the same manuscript as one of the leaves at the University of Tasmania (below right). That’s quite a co-incidence. The original manuscript – a mid-fifteenth-century Book of Hours – belonged to a San Francisco collector named John Francis Neylan, who died in 1960. It was sold at Sotheby’s on 18 June 1962 (lot 121) to a London outfit called The Folio Society that was famous for dismembering books to sell as individual leaves or leaf-collections. The Dunedin library purchased their leaf from The Folio Society in 1963...

157boldface
dec 31, 2016, 8:05pm

>156 Rodomontade: "It was sold at Sotheby’s ... to a London outfit called The Folio Society that was famous for dismembering books ..."

So it started with books long before they had a disMembered Room . . . !!!

P.S. Happy New Year, everyone!

158wcarter
Redigeret: jan 3, 2017, 1:23am

>156 Rodomontade:
As these dimembered book pages do not appear in Folio 60 (or Folio 25 or 50), I have decided to create a new category for them at the end of the Limited Editions section in the wiki thus:-
http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Groups:Folio_Society_Devotees#Folio_S....
I know LP records and picture prints were distributed, but have no details about them.
Any FSD members who have information about these, please add details here.

159wcarter
jul 8, 2017, 7:54pm

Thanks to Canadian Faddict Jayked, brochures for the Surinam Album (2), Holkham Bible and Selected Poems by Rupert Brooke have been added to the FSD wiki Limited Editions section at:-
http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Groups:Folio_Society_Devotees#Folio_S...

160CarltonC
Redigeret: jul 10, 2017, 5:24pm

Just a note of thanks to those who take the time and trouble to create and update the wiki. A fantastic resource.

161NLNils
Redigeret: jul 10, 2017, 5:08pm

I never receive snail mail somehow and the addition of the different prospectuses really helps me out. I use this resource a lot and have saved many a prospectus on my phone. A bow to all contributors!

162Sorion
jul 10, 2017, 11:48pm

Is the Wiki down for anyone else?

163LesMiserables
jul 10, 2017, 11:59pm

Great resource.

164folio_books
jul 11, 2017, 6:38am

>162 Sorion:

"This site is experiencing technical difficulties". Seems to be a LibraryThing issue.

165wcarter
Redigeret: jul 12, 2017, 2:02am

There has been a significant hiccup in the matrix - the FSD wiki has reverted to the January 2017 version and lacks all of the hundreds of updates since then.
If it does not go back to the latest version in the next few days, I guess I'll have to try updating it again :-(

166HuxleyTheCat
jul 12, 2017, 3:00am

>165 wcarter: Surely LT will have the latest updates backed up?

167wcarter
jul 12, 2017, 4:58pm

The FSD wiki has been restored to its up to date format - whew!!!

168Sorion
jul 12, 2017, 4:59pm

>167 wcarter:

Thanks for the updates!

169folio_books
jul 12, 2017, 5:02pm

>167 wcarter: whew!!!

Indeed. A huge relief. It's a resource I've really missed when it's not there. Someone asked today about how to upload photos and I thought no problem, I'll just fetch that from the Wiki ... oh :(

170wcarter
jul 19, 2017, 7:30pm

The FSD wiki thread was started 5.5 years ago by Pepys (from Genoble) and Osbaldistone (from Texas) and today has hit a milestone with 50,000 visits being recorded. Almost 1500 visits a month are now being made to what is now a very comprehensive overview of the Folio Society and its publications. I have been told that any new staff joining the FS are asked to review the wiki before starting work.
All FSD members should bookmark the wiki for reference. It can be found at:-
http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Groups:Folio_Society_Devotees

171wcarter
aug 4, 2017, 8:52pm

Thanks to Rodomontade, brochures for the Queen Mary Atlas and Temple of Flora are now available in the Limited editions section of the FSD wiki at:-
http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Groups:Folio_Society_Devotees#Folio_S...

172NLNils
aug 20, 2017, 6:10pm

>170 wcarter: I've been perusing the Wiki and especially the prospectuses on and off this weekend. There is so much to be found in these folders. Every time I look through them, I find something new. Depending on my current interest. Have been looking into the older version of War and Peace in series with Doctor Zhivago and Crime and Punishment. All the information about the original version and subsequent reprintings are just a few clicks away, marvelous! This Wiki and all the effort that's been put into it by a few select members is really something to cherish. Thanks again!

173ironjaw
aug 22, 2017, 4:08pm

Fantastic job everyone, thanks Warwick for keeping the wiki updated

174wcarter
sep 9, 2017, 8:45pm

Thanks to scanning by folio_books, the Autumn 2017 FS Catalogue has been added to the FSD wiki at:-
http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Groups:Folio_Society_Devotees#Folio_S...

175wcarter
okt 13, 2017, 5:51pm

Folio_books (Glenn) has scanned the missing 1981 FS Prospectus, as well as the 2017 Christmas and Children's Catalogues.
These have now been uploaded to the FSD wiki at:
http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Groups:Folio_Society_Devotees#Folio_S...

176NLNils
Redigeret: okt 13, 2017, 6:38pm

>169 folio_books: >175 wcarter: YAY!! It was so odd to be missing 1981 smack in the middle and I'm happy Glenn has retrieved a copy. I now have all the catalogues from 1978 forward on my phone (the miracle of modern day technology). I received the physical catalogue for the Christmas collection today, and saved the children's booklet as well. Good on you two to upload it alongside the main event, it being substantial. Lastly I feel you two are the backbone of this group. Thank you both once more!

177folio_books
okt 14, 2017, 4:32am

>176 NLNils: It was so odd to be missing 1981 smack in the middle and I'm happy Glenn has retrieved a copy.

It wasn't for the want of hunting, I promise you! But I eventually tracked it down and bought it as part of a mixed lot on eBay. I now have to decide what do do with a small mound of prospectuses and Folio advertising ephemera.

178NLNils
okt 14, 2017, 9:18am

>177 folio_books: It doesn't surprise me to read it ate away on you. I suppose you can re-list the batch? But considering you undermined your position by helping create this great online resource, I don't know if it would sell. ;)

179folio_books
okt 14, 2017, 11:49am

>178 NLNils: I suppose you can re-list the batch?

Ugh, no. I'll go through them all sooner or later to see if there's anything we don't have online (thinking of the flyers primarily) then just dispose of them. If anyone reading is interested let me know - free, of course. I'd rather they went to an enthusiast then end up being recycled. Of course, the hunt is not over yet - I'm still looking for pre-1956 prospectuses. I know you exist and I'm coming after you!

180laotzu225
okt 14, 2017, 3:08pm

Having had my interest rekindled by NLNils in FS Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations, I looked through all the prospectuses, etc in the years around its publication date of 2008 for some information on the set but could find nothing.
I've been thinking of buying it second hand but wanted to know some of the features.
Does anyone know where the FS listing, brochure or prospectus for it might be?

181EclecticIndulgence
okt 16, 2017, 1:23pm

Denne meddelelse er blevet slettet af dens forfatter.

182wcarter
okt 16, 2017, 5:21pm

The Special Publications brochures for 1982, 1983 and 1984 have been added to the FSD wiki at -
http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Groups:Folio_Society_Devotees#Folio_S...
These brochures list every FS book available for purchase in that year. New members had to order four of the new books published in a year, and thereafter could buy books from the back-list in these brochures.

183LesMiserables
okt 16, 2017, 7:13pm

>182 wcarter:

Great work Warwick and co.

Be assured of (mostly) quiet appreciation humming throughout the group.

184drasvola
nov 2, 2017, 5:24am

I was wondering if we could add a separate list of all presentation volumes (ahh, such good times!) I have mine identified in the comments field, and could provide an initial effort if that seems desirable.

185wcarter
Redigeret: dec 14, 2017, 8:35pm

>184 drasvola:
Most of the presentation volumes are identified in the Complete List of Folio Society books at -
https://wiki.librarything.com/index.php/Groups:BOOKS_PUBLISHED_BY_THE_FOLIO_SOCI...
Just search for “presentation”,
If you find any that are missing, please let me know.

186wcarter
dec 14, 2017, 8:17pm

Please note that due to vandalism, LT has changed the URL for the FSD wiki. The new site is at:-
https://wiki.librarything.com/index.php/Groups:Folio_Society_Devotees

187drasvola
dec 15, 2017, 12:16am

>186 wcarter:

Many thanks for all the hardwork and the intense effort to keep the wiki alive and kicking!

188wcarter
Redigeret: mar 14, 2018, 1:17am

The Spring 2018 catalogue is now up on the FSD wiki at:-
https://wiki.librarything.com/index.php/Groups:Folio_Society_Devotees#Folio_Soci...
Scanning done by Glenn (Folio_Books).

189Andreas12
maj 12, 2018, 3:16am

I came across the book ‘At the Back of the North Wind’ by George MacDonald, but using the search function I couldn’t find it on the complete folio publication list here on LT. Could someone please add this, that is to say, if it should be added or if I simply didn’t see it.

Thanks.

190folio_books
maj 12, 2018, 4:33am

Added (2008).

191wcarter
jun 29, 2019, 10:07pm

With the upgrade of the LT site, it has now become possible to add pictures to wikis again. As a result a number of pictures have been added to the FSD wiki here.
Further suggestions welcome.

192boldface
jun 30, 2019, 2:46am

>191 wcarter:

The wiki just gets better and better. Thank you so much, Warwick and all who have contributed to it. I wish it had been there when I was starting out as a new member of FS.

193LesMiserables
jul 1, 2019, 7:27am

>192 boldface:
Yes, it is wonderful resource. I wonder what Mole makes of it all?

194wcarter
nov 11, 2020, 6:28pm

Thanks to rampkr (aka Kevin of Essex), the indices for the FSD wiki list of Prospectuses and Catalogues have been updated. See here.

195overthemoon
maj 17, 2:20am

just noted that the Age graph isn't working (error 404)

196wcarter
maj 17, 3:42am

>195 overthemoon:
Thanks, fixed, but not updated since 2012.
I wonder if there has been any change in our age range in the last decade?
Those who wish can update their ages in this thread - https://www.librarything.com/topic/119419

197overthemoon
maj 17, 3:50am

well I for one am two ranges further down the line now...

198wcarter
Redigeret: maj 17, 6:35am

>197 overthemoon:
On second thoughts, this graph is so far out of date it is not worth retaining. I think it is just better to refer people to the Talk thread that discusses FSD members' ages.
If someone wants to extract all the data on that thread and make a new graph, they are welcome to do so.

For historical purposes, here is the old graph.