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  1. Creators, Conquerors & Citizens

    Spanning 700 years, Creators, Conquerors & Citizens is classical scholar Robin Waterfield’s complete, commanding history of Ancient Greece, augmented with vibrant colour illustrations in this large-format Folio Society edition.

  2. Dynasty

    Dynasty

    Tom Holland

    £49.95

    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.

  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 Aztecs

    The Aztecs

    Richard F. Townsend

    £130.00

    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.

  5. 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.

  6. Iron Kingdom

    Iron Kingdom

    Christopher Clark

    £125.00

    An illustrated Folio Society edition of Christopher Clark’s magisterial history of Prussia from 1600 to the aftermath of the Second World War – winner of awards including the Wolfson History Prize.

  7. Thermopylae

    Thermopylae

    Chris Carey

    £39.95

    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.

  8. Waterloo

    Waterloo

    Alan Forrest

    £39.95

    Waterloo by Alan Forrest launches a major Folio series on history’s greatest battles, providing a vivid account of Napoleon’s defeat by Wellington and its legacy throughout the world.

  9. Europe

    Europe

    Norman Davies

    £150.00

    For the first time, full-colour images illustrate Norman Davies’s magisterial work, Europe: A History, in an elegant three-volume edition from The Folio Society, fully updated by the author.

  10. Mythical Beasts

    Mythical Beasts

    Edited by John Cherry

    Illustrated by Neil Packer

    £49.95

    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.

  11. The Odyssey

    The Odyssey

    Homer

    Illustrated by Grahame Baker-Smith

    £49.95

    The greatest quest ever written is published as a stunning Folio edition that pairs Robert Fagles’s renowned translation with the illustrations of Grahame Baker-Smith.

  12. Italian Folktales

    Italian Folktales

    Italo Calvino

    Illustrated by Gérard DuBois

    £145.00

    Fantastical monsters, daredevil youths and evil witches bound across every page of this beautiful new Folio edition of Calvino’s comprehensive collection.

  13. Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales

    Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales

    Hans Christian Andersen

    Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson

    £49.95

    Hans Christian Andersen’s 17 most famous tales, including ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’, ‘The Little Mermaid’, ‘The Snow Queen’ and ‘The Ugly Duckling’.

  14. Nights at the Circus

    Nights at the Circus

    Angela Carter

    Illustrated by Eileen Cooper

    £49.95

    Nights at the Circus, Angela Carter’s tale of love and magic, circuses and lies, receives its first illustrated Folio Society edition. Royal Academician Eileen Cooper provides extraordinary linocut images, Sarah Waters introduces.

  15. Everest

    Everest

    Edited by Peter Gillman

    £199.00

    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.

  16. 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.

  17. The Descent of Man

    The Descent of Man

    Charles Darwin

    £49.95

    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. 

  18. 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.

  19. The Selfish Gene

    The Selfish Gene

    Richard Dawkins

    £49.95

    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.

  20. 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. 

  21. Guns, Germs and Steel

    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.

  22. Sharpe’s Triumph

    Sharpe’s Triumph

    Bernard Cornwell

    Illustrated by Douglas Smith

    £39.95

    Folio’s illustrated Sharpe series continues with Sharpe’s Triumph. Douglas Smith provides rousing scratchboard images for the first illustrated editions of Bernard Cornwell’s enormously popular historical adventures.

  23. Long Walk to Freedom

    Long Walk to Freedom

    Nelson Mandela

    £75.00

    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.

  24. Crooked House

    Crooked House

    Agatha Christie

    Illustrated by Sally Dunne

    £39.95

    The newest addition to the Folio crime library is Crooked House, the book that Agatha Christie herself believed was one of her best. This edition features evocative illustrations by Sally Dunne.

  25. You Only Live Twice

    You Only Live Twice

    Ian Fleming

    Illustrated by Fay Dalton

    £39.95

    Ian Fleming’s superspy James Bond returns to seek revenge for his murdered wife in this exquisite Folio edition of You Only Live Twice – illustrated by the brilliant Fay Dalton.

  26. Limited Edition
    Selected Poems

    Selected Poems

    Thomas Hardy

    Illustrated by Stanley Donwood

    £295.00

    Limited to 750 hand-numbered copies

    Over 100 of Thomas Hardy’s greatest poems newly selected and introduced by Robert Macfarlane and with more than 30 specially commissioned illustrations by Stanley Donwood. Each copy is numbered by hand and signed by both anthologist and illustrator.