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  1. The Right Stuff

    The Right Stuff

    Tom Wolfe

    Illustrated by Tavis Coburn

    $110.00

    The Right Stuff is an exhilarating flight into the death-defying lives of the Mercury Seven, America’s first astronauts. This Folio edition of Tom Wolfe’s classic features superb retro-styled colour illustrations by Tavis Coburn.

  2. The Old Patagonian Express

    One of the greatest travelogues of the 20th century, Paul Theroux’s The Old Patagonian Express is newly presented as a Folio edition featuring an exclusive new introduction by the author and 24 original colour photographs.

  3. Pole to Pole

    Pole to Pole

    Michael Palin

    $70.00

    Pole to Pole is Michael Palin’s account of his epic journey from the Arctic to Antarctic, via the USSR, Africa and South America: a classic adventure in a beautiful Folio Society edition, with superb original photography.

  4. Syria

    Syria

    Gertrude Bell

    $115.00

    Syria: The Desert and The Sown is a masterpiece of travel writing by Gertrude Bell, a pioneering Victorian explorer of Arabia, now available in a stunning Folio edition featuring her original photography.

  5. A Walk in the Woods

    A Walk in the Woods

    Bill Bryson

    Illustrated by James Weston Lewis

    $70.00

    Full of sweat, tears and side-splitting humour, Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods is a page-turning travelogue and this Folio Society edition is the ultimate companion for fans of the author’s inimitable wit.

  6. Shackleton’s Antarctica

    Shackleton’s Antarctica

    Ernest Shackleton

    $310.00

    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.

  7. The Tomb of Tutankhamun

    The Tomb of Tutankhamun

    Howard Carter

    Illustrated by Sandro Vannini

    $205.00

    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.

  8. Editors Choice
    Everest

    Everest

    Edited by Peter Gillman

    $310.00

    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.

  9. Bestsellers
    A Man on the Moon

    A Man on the Moon

    Andrew Chaikin

    $235.00

    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. 

  10. The Innocents Abroad

    The Innocents Abroad

    Mark Twain

    Illustrated by James Albon

    $120.00

    Mark Twain’s classic travelogue The Innocents Abroad firmly established him as a writer and humourist of dazzling perspicacity. This Folio Society edition is newly introduced by Paul Theroux and lavishly illustrated by James Albon.

Explore the world with The Folio Society’s collection of enthralling travel & exploration books. From hair-raising tales of exploration to adventures in fascinating countries and cultures, Folio Society books include specially researched photographs, maps and illustrations and come in beautiful hardback bindings.  They are books to inspire your own travels or the perfect rare gift for an armchair explorer.