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  1. Waterloo

    Waterloo

    Alan Forrest

    $90.00

    Waterloo by Alan Forrest launches a major Folio series on history’s greatest battles, providing a vivid account of Napoleon’s defeat by Wellington and its legacy throughout the world.

  2. Thermopylae

    Thermopylae

    Chris Carey

    $90.00

    Thermopylae by Chris Carey is a worthy addition to The Folio Society’s Great Battles series – a masterful account of the Greeks’ celebrated stand against the Persians and its cultural legacy.

  3. Culloden

    Culloden

    Murray Pittock

    $90.00

    Fully illustrated and part of the Folio Society’s Great Battles series, Murray Pittock’s Culloden boldly reassesses the last battle fought on British soil – a clash that ended the Jacobite uprising.

  4. The Art of War

    Written more than 2,500 years ago, The Art of War remains the most famous military treatise of all time. Sun-tzu’s collection of precepts on strategic warfare has yet to be surpassed.

  5. Europe

    Europe

    Norman Davies

    $345.00

    For the first time, full-colour images illustrate Norman Davies’s magisterial work, Europe: A History, in an elegant three-volume edition from The Folio Society, fully updated by the author.

  6. On the Origin of Species

    No book has revolutionised our view of life on earth more than Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. Yet its enduring popularity is a testament to the immense energy and startling simplicity with which Darwin makes his revelations.

  7. The Descent of Man

    The Descent of Man

    Charles Darwin

    $99.95

    Charles Darwin’s The Descent of Man applies his revolutionary theory to human evolution. This exceptional Folio collector’s edition is introduced by Richard Dawkins and includes numerous colour illustrations, as well as diagrams and figures. 

  8. The Selfish Gene

    The Selfish Gene

    Richard Dawkins

    $99.95

    Richard Dawkins’s startling theory propelled The Selfish Gene to international acclaim and it remains the de facto text on social development. This first illustrated edition includes 51 incredible colour photographs.

  9. Persian Fire

    Persian Fire

    Tom Holland

    $99.95

    Hand-drawn maps and a new image selection illustrate the Folio Society edition of Persian Fire – the bloodthirsty clash of civilisations by the master of classical history, Tom Holland.

  10. 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.

  11. The Stories of English

    A new Folio Society edition of eminent linguist David Crystal’s commanding history shows how English turned into a rich, diverse global language, spoken by well over two billion people.

  12. A History of Christianity

    A History of Christianity

    Diarmaid MacCulloch

    $450.00

    A beautiful three-volume Folio edition of Diarmaid MacCulloch’s epic history of Christianity – a landmark of scholarship presented with superb colour images and an exclusive new introduction from historian Neil MacGregor

  13. The Book of Proverbs

    A beautiful pocket-sized Folio edition of the monumental King James Version of the Book of Proverbs, with exquisitely designed lettering by Jessica Hische and a new introduction by the Bishop of Leeds

  14. Folio e-Gift Card

    When you’d love to buy someone special a book but you’re not sure which one … choose the Folio e-Gift Card and they can pick their perfect edition. We’ll instantly email it directly to their inbox, so they can start browsing straight away.

  15. Eagle Against the Sun

    Eagle Against the Sun

    Ronald H. Spector

    $170.00

    Featuring a new foreword and maps, Eagle Against the Sun is Ronald H. Spector’s definitive history of World War Two in the Pacific, from Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

  16. De Profundis

    De Profundis

    Oscar Wilde

    $75.00

    One of the greatest love letters ever written, De Profundis is newly introduced by Patti Smith and illustrated with archive photography in this exceptional Folio edition.

  17. Mystery Train

    Mystery Train

    Greil Marcus

    $115.00

    In this newly updated Folio edition, Greil Marcus’s masterful history of rock ‘n’ roll and American culture, Mystery Train, is beautifully illustrated with archive photography and full-colour album covers, introduced by the author.

  18. 1776

    1776

    David McCullough

    $99.95

    A landmark narrative of American history, David McCullough’s 1776  is published as a stunning Folio edition with newly researched paintings, sketches and maps from the era, and a striking pictorial slipcase.

  19. Working

    Working

    Studs Terkel

    $130.00

    The fascinating working lives of ordinary people are revealed in Studs Terkel’s masterful chronicle of American life, published as an illustrated edition for the first time by Folio.

  20. Shah of Shahs

    Shah of Shahs

    Ryszard Kapuściński

    $84.95

    Illustrated with archive photography, Ryszard Kapuściński’s masterpiece of reportage, Shah of Shahs, is a welcome addition to the Folio collection.

  21. Essays

    Essays

    Michel de Montaigne

    $250.00

    The Folio Society presents an exquisite gold-and-leather hardback of Essays by Renaissance nobleman and thinker Michel de Montaigne.

  22. The Diversity of Life

    The Diversity of Life

    Edward O. Wilson

    $99.95

    Pulitzer Prize-winning scientist Edward O. Wilson’s classic account of evolution and biodiversity remains as relevant as when first published in 1992. The Folio edition of The Diversity of Life features wonderful colour wildlife images and a foreword by Bill McKibben.

  23. The Mask of Command

    The Folio Society edition of The Mark of Command superbly presents celebrated military historian John Keegan’s appraisal of four famous generals: Alexander the Great, Wellington, Ulysses S. Grant and Hitler.

  24. Joan of Arc

    Joan of Arc

    Helen Castor

    $99.95

    Fearless warrior, religious fanatic, fierce patriot: the familiar story of Joan of Arc is remarkably retold in Helen Castor’s best-selling account, now presented in an incredible Folio Society edition.

  25. Sophie’s World

    Sophie’s World

    Jostein Gaarder

    Illustrated by Sandra Rilova

    $115.00

    Mysticism, mystery and philosophical wonder leap off every page of Sophie’s World, a book that has moved the consciousness of millions, and now presented in a stunning new Folio edition.

  26. The Longest Day

    The Longest Day

    Cornelius Ryan

    $99.95

    The Folio Society edition of The Longest Day commemorates the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Cornelius Ryan’s riveting text is complemented by 42 integrated photographs, and a binding image by Robert Capa.

From history to philosophy, travel journals to cookery books, The Folio Society publishes only the best in non-fiction. Each non-fiction book features carefully selected photographs and illustrations. Whether your interests lie in the sciences, the arts, or both, you’ll be able to find the perfect book in the best hardcover bindings.