Art, Language & Essays

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  1. 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.

  2. Kuniyoshi

    Kuniyoshi

    Matthi Forrer

    Was $149.00 Now $104.30

    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. 

  3. De Profundis

    De Profundis

    Oscar Wilde

    $49.95

    One of the greatest love letters ever written, De Profundis is newly introduced by Patti Smith and illustrated with archive photography in this exceptional Folio edition.

  4. Mystery Train

    Mystery Train

    Greil Marcus

    $79.95

    In this newly updated Folio edition, Greil Marcus’s masterful history of rock ‘n’ roll and American culture, Mystery Train, is beautifully illustrated with archive photography and full-colour album covers, introduced by the author.

  5. Essays

    Essays

    Michel de Montaigne

    $195.00

    The Folio Society presents an exquisite gold-and-leather hardback of Essays by Renaissance nobleman and thinker Michel de Montaigne.

  6. Vienna 1900 Complete

    Vienna 1900 Complete

    Christian Brandstätter, Daniela Gregori and Rainer Metzger

    $125.00

    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. 

  7. 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.

Appreciate the world of the Renaissance, the complexities of communication, the writings of the world’s greatest wits and much more in The Folio Society’s Art, Language, and Essays collection. Discover the stories behind some of the most beautiful artworks in history, study the evolution of language and bask in the insight and intelligence of ground-breaking essays with these beautifully bound hardback collector’s editions. Each book includes expertly selected photographs and newly commissioned illustrations.