I went back to the second-hand bookstore, where I previously spotted a huge number of Folio Society editions sitting on the shelf, most of them in pristine condition. I bought two books: Lives of the Later Caesars and Ovid’s The Art of Love, both of which were marvellously illustrated. (I’m not sure the latter is the kind of thing you’d want to leave open when your mother visits.)
These are wonderfully constructed books. You won’t find that sort of quality or craftsmanship on (or even in) your Kindle.