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America In Revolt: The Art Of Protest
America in Revolt: The Art of Protest

February 3rd – February 27th, 2016 AMERICA IN REVOLT: THE ART OF PROTEST is an exhibition of original posters and artwork created by students and activists during the landmark ‘Berkeley demonstrations’ in California in the early 1970s. Drawn from the…

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Exploring The Ground Floor

Exploring the Ground Floor

In the heart of Mayfair, Shapero Rare Books is full of treasures. From John Gould to Beatrix Potter, from Piranesi to Ian Fleming, the shop abounds in beautifully illustrated works…

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The rapid acceleration of China's economy - still on course to overtake the U.S. by 2028 - has prompted us to look back at the initial impressions made of China,…

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America In Revolt: The Art Of Protest

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REPTON, Humphry.Sketches And Hints On Landscape Gardening Collected From Designs And Observations Now In The Posession Of The Different Noblemen And Gentlemen, For Whose Use They Were Originally Made The Whole Tending To Establish Fixed Principles In The Art Of Laying Out Ground.[1794].
REPTON, Humphry.Sketches And Hints On Landscape Gardening Collected From Designs And Observations Now In The Posession Of The Different Noblemen And Gentlemen, For Whose Use They Were Originally Made The Whole Tending To Establish Fixed Principles In The Art Of Laying Out Ground.[1794].
REPTON, H[umphry];  John Adey Repton.Fragments On The Theory And Practice Of Landscape Gardening, Including Some Remarks On Grecian And Gothic Architecture, Collected From Various Manuscripts, In The Possession Of The Different Noblemen And Gentlemen, For Use They Were Originally Written; The Whole Tending To Establish Fixed Principles In The Respective Arts.1816.
VIDAL, Emeric Essex.Picturesque Illustrations Of Buenos Ayres And Monte Video; Consisting Of Twenty-four Views, Accompanied With Descriptions Of The Scenery, And Of The Costumes, Manners, &c. Of The Inhabitants Of Those Cities And Their Environs.1820.
REPTON, Humphrey.Observations On The Theory And Practice Of Landscape Gardening. Including Some Remarks On Grecian And Gothic Architecture.1803.
NATTES, John Claude.Versailles, Paris, And St Denis; Or A Series Of Views From Drawings Made On The Spot … Illustrative Of The Capital Of France And The Surrounding Places. With An Historical And Descriptive Account.[1810].

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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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Meet the Experts

Angus Robb

Angus Robb

Contemporary Literature
Bernard Shapero

Bernard Shapero

CEO, Shapero Rare Books
Julian Mackenzie

Julian Mackenzie

Head of the Travel Department
Lucinda Boyle

Lucinda Boyle

Travel Specialist & Shop Manager
Pierre-Yves Guillemet

Pierre-Yves Guillemet

Director, Shapero Rare Books
Sue Prigmore

Sue Prigmore

Antique Prints
Tabitha Philpott-Kent

Tabitha Philpott-Kent

Shapero Modern
Yulia Fedorenko

Yulia Fedorenko

Russian Department