Loraine Rutt @ Shapero Rare Books

Solid Ground

As part of our series of shop & gallery events in the build up to the holiday period we will be hosting an exhibition of miniature globes and topographical reliefs by the artist Loraine Rutt.

12th – 23rd December at Shapero Modern
32 Saint George St., London, W1S 2EA

Countdown to Christmas

An advent calendar of gift ideas

Sir Winston Churchill
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December
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Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

British statesman, army officer and author. Always popular amongst military, politics and history buffs.

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Andy Warhol's Hans Christian Andersen
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Andy Warhol

One of 20 signed screenprints of Hans Christian Andersen by the Pop Art maestro.

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H.M. Stanley, Commemorative Doulton Lambeth Brown Salt-Glazed Stoneware Jug
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Interior of Africa

This rare ceramic jug commemorates the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition 1887-89 by Stanley et al.

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4th

December
'We Love You Beatles'
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We Love You Beatles!

On the fourth day of December...the Fab Four bopping and the spirit of 60s psychedelia.

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5th

December
Cricket Books & Works on Paper
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Cricket

A selection of books, photographs and more relating to the noble sport...

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6th

December
Ivan Bilibin, Russian illustrator
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Ivan Bilibin [Ива́н Били́бин] (1876-1942)

Russian illustrator & stage designer, known for his depictions of Slavic folklore & fairy tales.

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Sigmund Freud portrait
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Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)

A famous portrait of the father of psychiatry...the angle of the cigar is presumably significant...

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Baedeker's Guide Books
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As one of the preeminent specialist dealers in travel guidebooks, our range of classic Baedekers provides the perfect gift option for would-be globetrotters.

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J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings
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"Nine [Rings] for Mortal Men doomed to die" - Tolkien's epic masterpiece of fantasy fiction, The Lord of the Rings and other works by him.

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10th

December
The Three Tours of Doctor Syntax
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Combe's Three Tours of Doctor Syntax, the collectable ”miniature edition” of these classically Picaresque adventures, splendidly illustrated by Rowlandson, this copy handsomely bound.

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Takashi Murakami

The perfect antidote to the bleak midwinter, these colourful prints are joyful to behold.

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12th

December
Gamy-Montaut prints
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The Gamy-Montaut prints, wonderfully evocative visual documents of the history of transportation, including motorcars, motorbikes, planes & zeppelins.

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An international reputation

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.

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Rare Books & Works on Paper

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.

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Modern & contemporary prints

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.

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