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  1. Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb

    Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb

    François-René de Chateaubriand

    £44.95

    Chateaubriand requested that his memoirs remain unpublished until after his death lest he be forced to be ‘less frank and truthful’. The result is a hugely entertaining autobiography, providing a vivid picture of France during the most tumultuous period of her history.

  2. 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.

  3. Pompeii

    Pompeii

    Mary Beard

    £49.95

    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.

  4. The Age of Gold

    The Age of Gold

    H. W. Brands

    £49.95

    Utilising the stories of the men and women caught up in a period of extraordinary change, H. W. Brands has created an epic portrait of the Gold Rush, illustrated in this edition with rare contemporary photography.

  5. Stasiland

    Stasiland

    Anna Funder

    £42.95

    Blending investigative journalism with the personal approach of a writer both fascinated and appalled by her subject, this is an award-winning portrait of life under ‘one of the most savage surveillance regimes ever known’. With previously unpublished photographs by the author.

  6. 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.

  7. Watercolor: A History

    Watercolor: A History

    Marie-Pierre Salé

    £125.00

    This exclusive slipcased edition, available only to Folio customers and published by Abbeville Press, is arguably the most comprehensive and lavishly illustrated history of watercolour painting. It is available for a limited time only with a 20% saving.

  8. Kuniyoshi

    Kuniyoshi

    Matthi Forrer

    £99.00

    This beautiful monograph by Matthi Forrer showcases the work of Utagawa Kuniyoshi, one of the last great Japanese ukiyo-e masters. Published by Prestel, this edition is available to Folio customers with an exclusive 30% discount. 

  9. Yoshitoshi

    Yoshitoshi

    John Stevenson

    £140.00

    John Stevenson explores the Japanese artist’s greatest collection of prints in Yoshitoshi: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon – a spectacular new large-format edition published by Abbeville Press.

  10. 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. 

  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. Bestsellers
    The Journals 1768–1779

    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.

  13. 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.

  14. South Polar Times

    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.

  15. Rubicon

    Rubicon

    Tom Holland

    £44.95

    A gripping account of the twilight of the Roman Republic and its bloody transformation into empire; the story of Caesar’s generation, thrillingly told.

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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.