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Retracing the Footsteps of 19th Century Explorers in Africa
The great natural history museum collections have at their foundation, specimens collected by 19th century explorers. To look through these collections is to travel back in time to the heyday of exploration
Lines in the Ice: Marginalia My recent talk at Shapero Rare Books gave me the opportunity to spend some time browsing catalogues and, most excitingly, shelves while I waited for guests to arrive. Rare book dealers like Shapero inhabit the same areas of London as book collectors such as Sir Joseph Banks used to house [...]
Far beyond his discoveries of Australia and Hawaii, Captain Cook changed the face and method of exploration forever. Whitby, a small town on the East coast of Yorkshire, has a fame which belies its modest population (circa 13,000). The ruined Abbey on a hill above the town is where Count Dracula came ashore to England in […]
Books have been banned for a variety of reasons over the centuries, ranging from racism, anti-religious sentiment, immorality, indecency, perceived drug advocacy or simply the ‘portrayal of exclusively middle class rabbits’…
Back to the Cradle: Highlights from our Africa Travel Catalogue
This is the first catalogue on Africa we have produced since 2005 and we hope you find it worth the wait. Discover first editions and rare books, including copies in fine bindings, relating to Western exploration and adventuring in Africa over 350 years
'Tis the season for giving. Precious rare books make the perfect gifts for friends and family that love to read. We have curated some ideas from the bookshop for you. Select from signed copies, sumptuous first editions and beautifully illustrated works. We also offer a free gift wrapping service. For the Armchair Traveller For a [...]
Download the PDF catalogue Welcome to our first ever catalogue devoted to the Pacific regions Highlights - A complete set of The Bligh Court Martial Pamphlets - Berkh's first edition illustrated account of the Arctic and Russian America - Sarychev's voyage of Captain Billings - The rare atlas to Lisianskiy's voyage For further information please [...]
We are delighted to be exhibiting once more at Frieze Masters in London’s Regent’s Park this week. This annual showcase is one of the key events on the international art scene, featuring galleries from all over the world.
California International Antiquarian Book Fair 2018
Shapero Rare Books are delighted to be exhibiting at the 51st Californian International Antiquarian Book Fair, which takes place from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th February 2018, at the Pasadena Convention Center.
TEFAF Meet the Expert – Jeffrey Kerr from Shapero Rare Books
TEFAF Meet the Expert @ TEFAF New York Fall 2017 In the video below Shapero Rare Books’ Sales Director Jeffrey Kerr discusses the history, technique and merits of Trouvelot’s splendid series of chromolithographs illustrating astronomical phenomenon and objects for the TEFAF Meet the Expert series. The set was exhibited on Shapero Rare Books’ stand at the […]