June 29th, 2006


A plea

Dear Folio Society

Thank you very much for your latest pamphlet detailing some of your current offerings. You are indeed right that I appreciate beautifully constructed books — that is indeed why I first contacted you — and you have obviously researched my tastes well in offering me The Queen Mary Atlas.

Sadly, I find the price, at £62.50, to be a bit much.

I understand that it is a facsimile of a 16th Century work. I see that it is bound in real leather. I understand that it contains 12 maps, and that these are each 5 square feet.

But I can't afford £62.50 ...

... per map. I do not have a spare £750.

With deep regret