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Bernard Shapero

Welcome to the Shapero Rare Books Blog. Here you can find articles on rare books written by our Specialists on subjects ranging from Pirate books to modern first editions; on authors such as Ian Fleming and Roald Dahl; and on illustrators including Quentin Blake. Sign up to our weekly newsletter at the bottom of this page to receive regular updates.

Inspirational Quotes From Literature

Need some motivation to keep on top of those new year resolutions? Who better to take advice fr...

Merian: Bringing home a pioneering woman of sc...

To mark the 300th anniversary year of her death, Shapero Rare Books will showcase the ...

Parallel worlds: Artist Jan Hendrix on explori...

26 January 2017. IRISH NEWS Before his death in 2013, Seamus Heaney had begun working ...

Topical Books to Read (and Collect) in 2017

VisitEngland has declared 2017 the 'Year of Literary Heroes'. See below...

Censorship of Books in the Soviet Union

Banned, censored, exiled: Soviet era literature After the Soviet Union was formed in 1...

Imperial Mechanisms

STAUNTON, Sir George Leonard. 'An authentic account of an Embassy' (1797) The rapid acceleratio...

Looking for Father Christmas – Robert Peary ...

Through the nineteenth century, interest in the North Polar region was stimulated by v...