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  1. Sophie’s World

    Sophie’s World

    Jostein Gaarder

    Illustrated by Sandra Rilova

    £49.95

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. The Prophet (Leather)

    The Prophet (Leather)

    Kahlil Gibran

    £195.00

    The remarkable verse of Kahlil Gibran has touched the lives of tens of millions of people. This hugely influential work is now presented for the first time in a stunning Folio gift edition bound in leather.

  5. The Prophet

    The Prophet

    Kahlil Gibran

    £44.95

    The remarkable verse of Kahlil Gibran has touched the lives of tens of millions of people. This hugely influential work is now presented in a stunning Folio edition for the first time.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Vienna 1900 Complete

    Vienna 1900 Complete

    Christian Brandstätter, Daniela Gregori and Rainer Metzger

    £85.00

    Vienna 1900 Complete brings together almost 1,000 images representing the richness of the visual arts in Vienna at the turn of the 20th century. 

  10. The Orchid

    The Orchid

    Lauren Gardiner and Phillip Cribb

    £35.00

    A fascinating book, encased in a beautiful collector’s box, The Orchid tells the intriguing stories of 40 orchids.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Homage to Catalonia

    Homage to Catalonia

    George Orwell

    £44.95

    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.

  17. Bestsellers
    Bomber Command

    Bomber Command

    Max Hastings

    £49.95

    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.

  18. The Anglo-Saxons

    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.

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.