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  1. 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.

  2. If Not, Winter

    Sappho’s complete surviving oeuvre is translated faithfully for the first time, by poet and renowned scholar Anne Carson, in this exquisite new Folio Society letterpress edition.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Bestsellers
    Night

    Night

    Elie Wiesel

    £29.95

    Night is one of the first and one of the greatest Holocaust memoirs. The new Folio Society edition is illustrated with art by survivors and witnesses and is published alongside Elie Wiesel’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech.

  6. 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.

  7. Homage to Catalonia

    Homage to Catalonia

    George Orwell

    Was £44.95 Now £31.45

    Homage to Catalonia is George Orwell’s brutally honest account of his experience as a militiaman during the Spanish Civil War. The Folio Society edition is illustrated with 35 black and white photographs sourced from Magnum and Catalan archives.

  8. Bestsellers
    Bomber Command

    Bomber Command

    Max Hastings

    Was £49.95 Now £39.95

    Max Hastings’ history of Bomber Command, now in a new Folio edition, illuminates this controversial aspect of the Second World War through contemporary photographs and first-hand interviews.

  9. The Italian Renaissance

    The Italian Renaissance

    Peter Burke

    Was £49.95 Now £39.95

    From patronage to postcode – Peter Burke reveals how social history shaped Renaissance art in our exquisite edition illustrated with examples of the period’s great works.

  10. South Polar Times

    South Polar Times

    Was £110.00 Now £88.00

    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.

  11. Empire

    Empire

    Niall Ferguson

    Was £49.95 Now £29.95

    The Folio Society edition of Empire features a new preface specially written by its author, acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson.

  12. The Zimmermann Telegram

    The Zimmermann Telegram

    Barbara W. Tuchman

    Was £39.95 Now £19.95

    Published by Folio to mark the Telegram’s centenary, Barbara Tuchman’s gripping account reveals the events that finally brought the United States into the First World War.

  13. King Leopold’s Ghost

    King Leopold’s Ghost

    Adam Hochschild

    Was £44.95 Now £26.95

    The highly acclaimed history of the Belgian Congo and the exploitation that led to the murder of 10 million – the background to Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.

  14. Period Piece

    Period Piece

    Gwen Raverat

    Illustrated by Gwen Raverat

    Was £39.95 Now £31.95

    The captivating memoir of an unusual 19th-century childhood from pioneering wood engraver, and Charles Darwin’s granddaughter, Gwen Raverat.

  15. The Qur’ân

    The Qur’ân

    Was £79.95 Now £39.95

    Few books in history are as important as the Qur’ân. Evoking devotion and passion amongst the faithful, this sacred book, composed in transcendentally beautiful language, is at the heart of one of the world’s great faiths.

  16. She-Wolves

    She-Wolves

    Helen Castor

    Was £44.95 Now £35.95

    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. 

  17. Guns, Germs and Steel

    Guns, Germs and Steel

    Jared Diamond

    Was £49.95 Now £39.95

    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.

  18. 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.

  19. Berlin

    Berlin

    Antony Beevor

    Was £69.95 Now £34.95

    Antony Beevor’s critically acclaimed historical masterpiece is a gripping and frequently harrowing account of the Red Army’s capture of the German capital in World War II’s final stages. Berlin: The Downfall 1945 was the Non-Fiction winner of the Folio Readers’ Choice 2017.

  20. Tommy

    Tommy

    Richard Holmes

    Was £79.95 Now £47.95

    The First World War is brought to life with first-hand accounts and comprehensive research in this compelling two-volume set.

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.