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Pushing the boundaries - Central Asia Catalogue

Pushing the boundaries

Central Asia from the Southern Provinces of Russia to the Sea

Our new catalogue on Central Asia will be out later this month, including works on Afghanistan, Russia, the Crimea, China, Tibet & Armenia.

 

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Manuscripts Don’t Burn

Manuscripts Don’t Burn

The strictest period of banned books in Russia began in 1934 when Zhdanov instructed the First Congress of Soviet Writers that their work should ‘depict reality in its revolutionary development’…

About Us

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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Meet the Experts

Alex Watsham

Alex Watsham

Russia & Eastern Europe
Angus Robb

Angus Robb

Contemporary Literature
Bernard Shapero

Bernard Shapero

CEO, Shapero Rare Books
Jeffrey Kerr

Jeffrey Kerr

Sales Director
Julian Mackenzie

Julian Mackenzie

Head of the Travel Department
Lucinda Boyle

Lucinda Boyle

Travel Specialist & Shop Manager
Roddy Newlands

Roddy Newlands

Modern Firsts & Children's Books
Sue Prigmore

Sue Prigmore

Antique Prints