Rare Book Review

The Rare Book Review, published by Bernard Shapero, CEO of Shapero Rare Books, was Britain’s leading rare book magazine in the late 20th and early 21st Century. Scroll down to find a diverse collection of articles published by the magazine between 2003 and 2009, from an interview with Sir John Mortimer to a piece on collecting rare Encyclopaedia.

Ralph Steadman - a brush with surrealism

Ralph Steadman was born this month in 1936; here we republish in full for the first ti...

Cosway Bindings - Search for a Star

More than 100 years after their invention, this Rare Book Review article finds true Cosway Bind...

Serious Pursuits - Rare Encyclopedia

Panckoucke began work on his Encyclopédie in 1777 hoping to create a definitive record of the ...

Stargazers Saviours - Science Fiction Rare Boo...

Rare Book Review reveals that the whole universe of science fiction lies in the original pulp m...

Shiver me Timbers! Rare Pirate & Corsair Books

Rare Book Review article slicing through the cut-throat stories from the earliest pirate books ...

Golfing Books - 'Here come the Bogeymen'

With the 2018 PGA Championship looming large on the fairway it seemed like a goo...

Iris Murdoch - House of leaves

Author Dame Iris Murdoch was born on this day in 1919, we delved back into the Rare Book Review...

John Mortimer - Paradise Postponed

In honour of the famous creator of Rumpole of the Bailey, born on this day in 19...

"Savage" Snaps - A collection of ethnographic ...

Travel accounts dating back to Herodotus, in the 5th century BC, primarily consisted of observa...