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  1. A Brief History of Time

    A Brief History of Time

    Stephen Hawking

    £39.95

    Stephen Hawking’s landmark scientific work, A Brief History of Time, is presented as a striking Folio Society illustrated edition, exclusively introduced by Astronomer Royal, Martin Rees.

  2. The Tomb of Tutankhamun

    The Tomb of Tutankhamun

    Howard Carter

    Illustrated by Sandro Vannini

    £125.00

    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.

  3. Creators, Conquerors & Citizens

    Spanning 700 years, Creators, Conquerors & Citizens is classical scholar Robin Waterfield’s complete, commanding history of Ancient Greece, augmented with vibrant colour illustrations in this large-format Folio Society edition.

  4. Dynasty

    Dynasty

    Tom Holland

    £49.95

    In Dynasty, classical historian Tom Holland chronicles the murderous, decadent reigns of the first five emperors of Rome – a sensational narrative presented in a lavishly illustrated Folio edition.

  5. A Man on the Moon

    A Man on the Moon

    Andrew Chaikin

    £150.00

    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. 

  6. The Aztecs

    The Aztecs

    Richard F. Townsend

    £130.00

    The history of one of the world’s most fascinating civilisations, a people both dynamic and feared, is newly presented in a stunning two-volume Folio edition.

  7. Iron Kingdom

    Iron Kingdom

    Christopher Clark

    £125.00

    An illustrated Folio Society edition of Christopher Clark’s magisterial history of Prussia from 1600 to the aftermath of the Second World War – winner of awards including the Wolfson History Prize.

  8. Waterloo

    Waterloo

    Alan Forrest

    £39.95

    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.

  9. Thermopylae

    Thermopylae

    Chris Carey

    £39.95

    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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Mythical Beasts

    Mythical Beasts

    Edited by John Cherry

    Illustrated by Neil Packer

    £49.95

    A fascinating history of the creatures that populate myths and folklore, John Cherry’s Mythical Beasts is beautifully reimagined as a Folio edition illustrated with archive images and Neil Packer’s striking new motifs and binding design.

  13. Everest

    Everest

    Edited by Peter Gillman

    £199.00

    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.

  14. 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.

  15. The Descent of Man

    The Descent of Man

    Charles Darwin

    £49.95

    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. 

  16. The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments

    George Johnson’s superb book explores the method behind some of science’s most dazzling discoveries – from the exquisite ingenuity of Galileo’s experiments on acceleration, to Newton’s fearless use of needles to understand vision.

  17. The Selfish Gene

    The Selfish Gene

    Richard Dawkins

    £49.95

    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.

  18. Persian Fire

    Persian Fire

    Tom Holland

    £49.95

    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.

  19. 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.

  20. Long Walk to Freedom

    Long Walk to Freedom

    Nelson Mandela

    £75.00

    The international best-selling autobiography of the first black president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom is published by Folio as a striking collector’s edition featuring 41 pages of photographs and an evocative new binding.

  21. A Journal of the Plague Year

    A Journal of the Plague Year

    Daniel Defoe

    Illustrated by Chris Wormell

    £39.95

    Daniel Defoe’s A Journal of the Plague Year depicts London in a deadly pandemic. This Folio Society edition, with beautiful woodcuts by Chris Wormell, is introduced by editor-in-chief of The Lancet, Richard Horton.

  22. 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.

  23. A History of Christianity

    A History of Christianity

    Diarmaid MacCulloch

    £195.00

    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

  24. 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

  25. Eagle Against the Sun

    Eagle Against the Sun

    Ronald H. Spector

    £79.95

    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.

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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.