Reference Books

The Folio Society’s collection of classic reference books are an unparalleled repository of knowledge. With dictionaries, encyclopaedia and atlases – there is no fact you cannot check. We select works from some of the world’s renowned reference publishers such as Chambers, Oxford University Press and Penguin. See below for the full list of Folio Reference books.

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AHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers book

AHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers

The American Horticultural Society's expert guide to planning your dream garden, redesigned to aid navigation and make identifying plants easier.

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The Classical Tradition book

The Classical Tradition

Anthony Grafton, Glenn W. Most and Salvatore Settis

A lively compendium of articles on the many ways the ancient Greeks and Romans shaped our way of life - from mathematics to popular culture.

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Compact Oxford Leather Bound Dictionary book

Compact Oxford Leather Bound Dictionary

Perfect for any home or office, the Compact Oxford Dictionary provides easy reference at your fingertips. This fine reference title is bound in blue leather and lettered in gold leaf.

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Compact Oxford Leather Bound Thesaurus book

Compact Oxford Leather Bound Thesaurus

Perfect for any home or office, the Oxford Thesaurus provides easy reference at your fingertips. This fine reference titles is bound in blue leather and lettered in gold leaf.

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Drawn From Paradise book

Drawn From Paradise

David Attenborough Errol Fuller

Through their natural history and through the generations of artists inspired by them, David Attenborough tells the story of the fascinating birds of paradise

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The Earth - An Intimate History book

The Earth - An Intimate History

Richard Fortey

In his ‘Intimate History’, Richard Fortey unlocks the geological secrets of the earth – its origin and the constant processes that destroy and create it. His aim is to unite the natural and human history of particular places with the geological realities that underlie them.

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The Golden Age of Maritime Maps book

The Golden Age of Maritime Maps

Catherine Hofmann, Helene Richard and Emmanuelle Vagnon

This book takes stock of the state of knowledge on these maps, bringing together contributions from a dozen European specialists, who trace their history and explore their diversity of style.

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Histories of Nations book

Histories of Nations

A truly unique history of the world - 28 historians from 28 countries write fascinating self-portraits of their native lands.

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Mapping the First World War book

Mapping the First World War

Peter Chasseaud

Telling the story of the First World War from 1914 to 1918 through a unique collection of historical maps, photographs and expert commentary.

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Oxford Leather-bound Compact Dictionary and Thesaurus book

Oxford Leather-bound Compact Dictionary and Thesaurus

Perfect for any home or office, the Oxford Concise Dictionary and Thesaurus provide easy reference at your fingertips. These fine reference titles are bound in blue leather and lettered in gold leaf.

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The Penguin Guide to the 1000 Finest Classical Recordings book

The Penguin Guide to the 1000 Finest Classical Recordings

Drawing together an amazing array of recordings to create something genuinely new and extremely useful. More than just a listing - it also includes an essay on downloads, a history of recording, a short guide to composers, ballet and opera.

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The RHS Dictionary of Gardening book

The RHS Dictionary of Gardening

The RHS Dictionary of Gardening is the comprehensive reference for home horticulture. Five years in the making, incorporating the work of over 500 contributors, advisors and researchers, the RHS Dictionary of Gardening reflects every aspect of horticultural practice and plant science.

Out of print Price: US$ 895.00

The World Atlas of Wine — 7th Edition Completely Revised book

The World Atlas of Wine — 7th Edition Completely Revised

Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson

A must-have book for every wine enthusiast.

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Year Round Things to Do book

Year Round Things to Do

From making igloos and winter picnics to keeping rabbits and flying kites, 40 years on, this much-loved book is still brimming with ideas and ‘things to do’.

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