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  1. Limited Edition
    The Histories

    The Histories

    Herodotus

    Illustrated by Nick Hayes

    £345.00

    Exquisitely hand-bound in full-grain leather, this edition of the first great work of history features an exclusive new introduction by Peter Frankopan and fabulous illustrations by Nick Hayes. Limited to 750 copies, each numbered by hand and signed by the introducer, the illustrator and the translator, this is the ideal Herodotus for the discerning collector.

  2. Eagle Against the Sun

    Eagle Against the Sun

    Ronald H. Spector

    £75.00

    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.

  3. Mystery Train

    Mystery Train

    Greil Marcus

    £49.95

    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.

  4. Europe

    Europe

    Norman Davies

    £150.00

    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.

  5. 1776

    1776

    David McCullough

    £44.95

    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.

  6. Working

    Working

    Studs Terkel

    £59.95

    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.

  7. Shah of Shahs

    Shah of Shahs

    Ryszard Kapuściński

    £39.95

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

  8. Essays

    Essays

    Michel de Montaigne

    £125.00

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

  9. The Diversity of Life

    The Diversity of Life

    Edward O. Wilson

    £49.95

    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.

  10. The Longest Day

    The Longest Day

    Cornelius Ryan

    £44.95

    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.

  11. The Travels

    The Travels

    Marco Polo

    £79.95

    Penned from a prison cell in Genoa, Marco Polo’s fantastical first-hand account of his 25-year travels through the Mongol Empire remains the greatest travel book ever written and is now presented in a luxurious new Folio edition.

  12. The Selfish Gene

    The Selfish Gene

    Richard Dawkins

    £44.95

    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.

  13. Mayflower

    Mayflower

    Nathaniel Philbrick

    £44.95

    This lavishly illustrated edition of Mayflower meets you on board a storm-lashed ship filled with resolute Pilgrims and leaves you a generation later in the blood-soaked new American nation.

  14. Bestsellers
    S.P.Q.R.

    S.P.Q.R.

    Mary Beard

    £69.95

    The definitive account of ancient Rome by acclaimed historian Mary Beard vividly depicts ordinary Roman lives and contains more than 45 full-colour images specially selected for the Folio edition of S.P.Q.R.

  15. The Four Gospels

    One of the most beautiful and beloved books of the Private Press movement, and a showcase for Eric Gill’s engravings and typeface, The Four Gospels is reproduced as an exquisite new Folio Society edition.

  16. Persian Fire

    Persian Fire

    Tom Holland

    £44.95

    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.

  17. Bestsellers
    The Journals 1768–1779

    The Journals 1768–1779

    Captain James Cook

    £130.00

    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.

  18. She-Wolves

    She-Wolves

    Helen Castor

    £44.95

    A new fully illustrated Folio Society edition of Helen Castor’s She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth which depicts the lives of four remarkable medieval women: Empress Matilda, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen Isabella, Margaret of Anjou. 

  19. 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.

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