The discovery of John Franklin's HMS Terror at the bottom of an Arctic bay this September coincided with a rather unique item arriving in our shop - a remarkable photographic record of Captain Scott's Terra Nova Expedition. It is a superb collection of 24 of the most iconic photographs of the Antarctic, taken on the disastrous expedition, 1910-1913, by the official photographer, Herbert Ponting.
The team at Shapero Rare Books has over 100 years’ collective experience in rare books, particularly travel, natural history and Russian materials. It has been involved in advising, building and de-accessioning important collections.
Our stock is in Mayfair (the gallery is open from 9:30 to 18:30 Mondays to Fridays and 11:00 to 17:00 on Saturdays) and, if you are looking for something really special and important that we don’t have; we’d be delighted to advise you on your interests and evaluate your collection.
In 2014 we launched Shapero Modern; our modern and contemporary prints department in the gallery at 32 St. George Street. We hold 4-5 exhibitions throughout the year focussing on topical themes in our collection.