Japan, Described and Illustrated by the Japanese, Folio Society Limited Edition (2012)

{Ed. Note: Being a fan of pictorial books, I was excited to see the announcement for Japan, from The Folio Society. I asked for and received some additional pictures and information for the edition, which is published within the article below.} In the 1890s, the J. B. Millet Company of Boston published one of the most beautiful pictorial books in history, entitled Japan, Described and Illustrated … Continue reading Japan, Described and Illustrated by the Japanese, Folio Society Limited Edition (2012)

Pensees, by Blaise Pascal, Folio Society Edition

Blaise Pascal (1623–1662) was an influential mathematician, physicist and Catholic philosopher.  His scientific contributions include important work on pressure, vacuums, and fluids, as well as inventing the mechanical calculator and the hydraulic press.  He developed probability theory, and his work is still influencing modern economics and social sciences. In 1654, following an intense religious vision, he abandoned his scientific work and focused exclusively on theology and … Continue reading Pensees, by Blaise Pascal, Folio Society Edition