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  1. New
    The Silk Roads

    The Silk Roads

    Peter Frankopan

    £150.00

    The Silk Roads is Peter Frankopan’s revolutionary world history told from the perspective of the East: a beautiful, illustrated Folio edition of an international bestseller.

  2. Rubicon

    Rubicon

    Tom Holland

    £60.00

    A gripping account of the twilight of the Roman Republic and its bloody transformation into empire, Tom Holland’s Rubicon is reimagined as a stunning Folio edition.

  3. Limited Edition
    The Peloponnesian War

    The Peloponnesian War

    Thucydides

    Illustrated by Nick Hayes

    £400.00

    Folio’s fabulous limited edition of the first great military history has been expertly handbound in full-grain leather. Featuring illustrations by Nick Hayes and an exclusive introduction by Katherine Harloe, each of the 750 numbered copies has been signed by both contributors.

  4. Byzantium

    Byzantium

    Judith Herrin

    £75.00

    Byzantium is Judith Herrin’s masterful and often surprising history of a 1,000-year empire, in a Folio Society edition sumptuously illustrated with imperial treasures, plus a new introduction by the author.

  5. The Anglo-Saxons

    The Anglo-Saxons

    James Campbell

    £145.00

    Still one of the most influential books in its field, Campbell’s account of six hundred years of power struggles, blood-feuds, conquest and gold hoards is now vividly portrayed by Folio with full-colour photographs.

  6. S.P.Q.R.

    S.P.Q.R.

    Professor Mary Beard

    £80.00

    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.

  7. Bestsellers
    Pompeii

    Pompeii

    Professor Mary Beard

    £60.00

    In this award-winning history, Mary Beard guides us through the daily life of Pompeii, an existence that is far more complex than we might have realised. Lively, exciting and accessible, this book brings us as close as possible to the real Pompeii.

  8. China

    China

    John Keay

    £160.00

    Covering 3,000 years, John Keay’s China: A History chronicles one of the world’s great civilisations, from Confucius to Mao, in an exclusively updated Folio Society edition with lavish colour illustrations and a new introduction by the author.

  9. The Tomb of Tutankhamun

    The Tomb of Tutankhamun

    Howard Carter

    Illustrated by Sandro Vannini

    £145.00

    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.

  10. India

    India

    John Keay

    £160.00

    Spanning 5,000 years from the Bronze Age to the present, India: A History is John Keay’s masterful story of the subcontinent; revised and updated for the Folio Society in this fully illustrated edition.

  11. Thermopylae

    Thermopylae

    Chris Carey

    £47.95

    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.

  12. Editors Choice
    Mythical Beasts

    Mythical Beasts

    Edited by John Cherry

    Illustrated by Neil Packer

    £60.00

    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. Editors Choice
    Dynasty

    Dynasty

    Tom Holland

    £60.00

    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.

  14. The Aztecs

    The Aztecs

    Richard F. Townsend

    £145.00

    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.

  15. 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.

Uncover the histories of the ancients, from the military campaigns of the Romans, the scientific advances of the Greeks to the religion and society of the Egyptians, with the Folio Society’s collection of ancient history books. Each book includes original illustrations or carefully researched photographs and a specially designed hardback cover to create a rare collectable edition.