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  1. Shackleton’s Antarctica

    Shackleton’s Antarctica

    Ernest Shackleton

    £210.00

    Commemorating the centenary of Ernest Shackleton’s death, The Folio Society brings together The Heart of the Antarctic and South – thrilling accounts of his greatest polar expeditions in his own words.

  2. A Bright Shining Lie

    A Bright Shining Lie

    Neil Sheehan

    £145.00

    A Bright Shining Lie is Neil Sheehan’s Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the Vietnam War told through lieutenant colonel John Paul Vann, with a new introduction by George Packer for The Folio Society.

  3. Silent Spring

    Silent Spring

    Rachel Carson

    Illustrated by Teagan White

    £49.95

    The book that launched the environmental movement, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring arrives in a beautiful new illustrated Folio Society edition with pertinent essays by Margaret Atwood and Edward O. Wilson, and stunning photography from the Documerica archive.

  4. 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.

  5. Bestsellers
    A Brief History of Time

    A Brief History of Time

    Stephen Hawking

    £49.95

    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.

  6. 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.

  7. Bestsellers
    A Man on the Moon

    A Man on the Moon

    Andrew Chaikin

    £175.00

    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. 

  8. Folio e-Gift Card

    When you’d love to buy someone special a book but you’re not sure which one … choose the Folio e-Gift Card and they can pick their perfect edition. We’ll email it directly to their inbox on the date you choose, so they can start browsing as soon as they get it.

  9. 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.

  10. Long Walk to Freedom

    Long Walk to Freedom

    Nelson Mandela

    £85.00

    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.

  11. Editors Choice
    Everest

    Everest

    Edited by Peter Gillman

    £225.00

    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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Culloden

    Culloden

    Murray Pittock

    £47.95

    Fully illustrated and part of the Folio Society’s Great Battles series, Murray Pittock’s Culloden boldly reassesses the last battle fought on British soil – a clash that ended the Jacobite uprising.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. The Descent of Man

    The Descent of Man

    Charles Darwin

    £70.00

    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. 

  19. The Selfish Gene

    The Selfish Gene

    Richard Dawkins

    £60.00

    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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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

  22. Working

    Working

    Studs Terkel

    £75.00

    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.

  23. Shah of Shahs

    Shah of Shahs

    Ryszard Kapuściński

    £49.95

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

  24. The Diversity of Life

    The Diversity of Life

    Edward O. Wilson

    £60.00

    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.

  25. The Longest Day

    The Longest Day

    Cornelius Ryan

    £60.00

    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.

  26. The Prophet

    The Prophet

    Kahlil Gibran

    £60.00

    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.

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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.