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  1. The Tomb of Tutankhamun

    The Tomb of Tutankhamun

    Howard Carter

    Illustrated by Sandro Vannini

    $295.00

    Howard Carter’s thrilling account of discovering Tutankhamun’s Tomb, in a superb two-volume Folio edition including a book of colour photographs by Sandro Vannini and the original text and exploration photographs.

  2. Everest

    Everest

    Edited by Peter Gillman

    $465.00

    Compiled, written and edited by Peter Gillman for The Folio Society, Everest: From Reconnaissance to Summit is an exclusive record of five key expeditions, introduced by Wade Davis and Jan Morris with superlative photography from the Royal Geographical Society archives.

  3. A Man on the Moon

    A Man on the Moon

    Andrew Chaikin

    $350.00

    Andrew Chaikin selects stunning new photography for The Folio Society edition of A Man on the Moon – his commanding history of the Apollo missions, with an introduction by Tom Hanks. 

  4. Stasiland

    Stasiland

    Anna Funder

    $89.95

    Blending investigative journalism with the personal approach of a writer both fascinated and appalled by her subject, this is an award-winning portrait of life under ‘one of the most savage surveillance regimes ever known’. With previously unpublished photographs by the author.

  5. Guns, Germs and Steel

    A lavishly illustrated 20th anniversary edition of Guns, Germs and Steel – Jared Diamond’s Pulitzer Prize-winning exploration of how and why Eurasians developed the weapons, diseases and technologies that enabled them to dominate the rest of the world.

  6. The Living Mountain

    The Living Mountain

    Nan Shepherd

    Illustrated by Rose Strang

    $89.95

    With a fully revised introduction by Robert Macfarlane and paintings by landscape artist Rose Strang, this Folio edition of Nan Shepherd’s The Living Mountain celebrates her timeless ode to nature.  

  7. The Folio Book of Food and Drink

    The Folio Book of Food and Drink is an anthology of culinary delights, stimulating appetites with literary extracts including Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Elizabeth David and Nigel Slater. This collection – exclusive to Folio – features a mouthwatering introduction by food writer Jojo Tulloh, and a selection of cartoons and 19th-century illustrations.

  8. Shackleton’s Boat Journey

    A story of tremendous courage and endurance, related first-hand by Frank Worsley, this stunning Folio Society edition of Shackleton's Boat Journey includes photographs by Frank Hurley, maps and introduction by explorer Ranulph Fiennes. 

  9. Bestsellers
    The Journals 1768–1779

    The Folio Society’s three-volume set of the journals of Captain Cook from 1768–1779, published to mark the first voyage’s 250th anniversary, is accompanied by a chart of the voyages bound in cloth.

  10. South Polar Times

    Published in partnership with the Royal Geographical Society, the British Library and the Scott Polar Research Institute, this Folio edition is the complete facsimile of all 12 original issues of the South Polar Times – Captain Scott’s expedition magazine.

Explore the world with The Folio Society’s collection of enthralling travel & exploration books. From hair-raising tales of exploration to adventures in fascinating countries and cultures, Folio Society books include specially researched photographs, maps and illustrations and come in beautiful hardback bindings.  They are books to inspire your own travels or the perfect rare gift for an armchair explorer.