Shapero Rare Books

An exhibition presenting new works by popular illustrator Quentin Blake opens later this week at Shapero Rare Books in London.

An Anthology of Readers will feature 72 pen, ink, and watercolor drawings focusing on people of all ages who love reading books. “Reading is interesting to me and as it happens it is the only thing in which I have a

TEFAF.jpgA unique Andy Warhol silkscreen print of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is one of many

“All ornithologists are not artists. Many artists are not successful businessmen. In the field of natural history the accomplishments of this man in his 76 years of life from 1804 to 1881 are truly monumental. No other ornithologist has ever exceeded (or will ever exceed) the number of Gould’s bird discoveries and the magnitude and splendour of his folio publications” (Gordon Sauer,

On the occasion of Russian Art Week (30 May?6 June 2014) Shapero Rare Books will explore how Europeans have perceived Russia, including its peoples, dress and traditions, through a focused exhibition of exceptional visual records and foreign accounts from the 17th to 19th century.

At the start of the early modern period Russians remained a mysterious ‘other’ to their

What is considered to be a masterpiece in the world of rare books? Is it an attractive cover, skilfully executed illustrations or foremost content that makes a book valuable and sought after? This summer one will have a chance to find out for oneself, as Shapero Rare Books are bringing examples of the finest illustrated books ever produced along with first editions of the works that shaped the

After celebrating its Silver Jubilee last year, TEFAF, the world’s foremost antiques and art show, held annually in Maastricht, The Netherlands, returns on the 15th March. Always innovative in its presentation TEFAF also remains dedicated to quality and authenticity with more than 30,000 works of art, antiques and design objects vetted by one hundred and seventy-five international experts on

On the occasion of publication of their catalogue of incunables, Shapero Rare Books have highlights from the collection worth 10 million USD on display in their central London premises from 24 May.  

The catalogue features 75 incunables offered for sale from one of the most significant collections of books published in the first decades of the