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Our Specialists

Between them our specialists have over 250 years of experience in the world of antiquarian & rare books, prints and works on paper. Their areas of expertise include, fine illustrated books from the 15th to the 20th century, travel & voyages, maps, natural history, literature (including modern first editions), children’s books, guidebooks, Hebraica & Judaica and works of Russian interest, historical & decorative prints (including natural history and architecture), and post-war and contemporary prints and works of art.

Bernard Shapero
CEO
Bernard is an experienced international dealer in rare books and works on paper. He began dealing in rare books in 1979 from a stall in Gray’s Antiques Market, moving to a purpose-designed gallery in Holland Park in 1989 and then Mayfair in 1996. His specialist knowledge lies primarily in works of Natural History, Travel and Literature, but his years in the rare book world and his enthusiasm for printed and illustrated books in general make him a font of bibliographic knowledge.
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Lucinda Boyle
TRAVEL & SHOP MANAGER
Lucinda joined Bernard Shapero 30 years ago when he first opened a shop in Holland Park. From 1987 to 1996 she ran The Travellers’ Bookshop in Cecil Court selling both antiquarian and modern books. She has a degree in Art History from UCL and is a leading authority not only on Baedekers and other travel guides but also on folding maps, having published London: A Cartographic History and contributed to the History of Cartography project.
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Julian MacKenzie
TRAVEL
Julian heads the Travel book department. He has been in the rare book trade for over 40 years, and his knowledge of rare books and their values expands well beyond works on Travel and Exploration. When not working he is a keen practitioner of Chinese martial arts and is a part-time instructor in Tai-Chi. His other favourite pastime is walking his dog. He holds a law degree from Cambridge University.
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Sue Prigmore
SHAPERO GALLERY
Sue Prigmore is Shapero Gallery’s antique and decorative prints specialist. She has 30 years’ experience within the book and print trade, with a particular interest in natural history, topographical and decorative subjects. As well as working closely with architects, designers, and decorators Sue is more than happy to work with those looking for single items. She also has considerable experience in advising on the conservation and framing of prints and original works of art.
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Angus Robb
GIFTS, LITERATURE & CHILDREN'S BOOKS
With a diverse background in rare books, antique furniture and luxury retail, Angus shares responsibility for the Literature department, with particular emphasis on literary and children's classics, as well as arts and sports. He also manages our Gift department, helping customers find the ideal present for every occasion.
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Tabitha Philpott-Kent
SHAPERO MODERN, GALLERY DIRECTOR
As Shapero Modern’s Gallery Director, Tabitha regularly organises and curates exhibitions at our Maddox Street gallery, as well as representing Shapero at international fairs worldwide including TEFAF Maastricht & New York, Frieze Masters, Masterpiece London and Art Miami. Tabitha specialises in sourcing rare and important prints for international clients, and is on hand to discuss all aspects of collecting.
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Bela Goldenberg Taieb
JUDAICA & HEBRAICA
Bela is our Judaica & Hebraica specialist. She curated our Millenium of Jewish Culture exhibition in 2016 and has been responsible for our Judaica catalogues ever since. With a Master‘s in Art Business from Sotheby’s Art Institue, she is also a practising visual artist and has been working in the creative industries for over a decade.
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Roddy Newlands
LITERATURE & CHILDREN'S BOOKS
The son of a bookseller, Roddy has spent most of his working life in the rare books trade. Having worked for a specialist auction house, where he became head of the book department, Roddy now works alongside Angus Robb in the Literature department, focusing on Modern First Editions and Children's Books.
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Jeffrey Kerr
SALES DIRECTOR
Jeffrey has over 30 years’ experience working with rare books and prints. Starting his career with travel books and topographical prints, Jeffrey went on to become MD of a bespoke bookselling business in Mayfair, before crossing over into the auction world working in London, Paris and New York. He joined the Shapero team in 2017 and continues his travels, pandemics permitting.
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Eleanor Moore
RUSSIA & EASTERN EUROPE
A fluent Russian and French speaker, Eleanor is in charge of our Russian Department, and also works with illustrated books. A graduate of University College London, she has travelled and worked in Russia, including a spell spent on the Siberian Steppes teaching English as a foreign language.
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Costanza Sciascia
SHAPERO MODERN, GALLERY MANAGER
As Gallery Manager for Shapero Modern, Costanza oversees the running of our Maddox Street gallery, organising and promoting exhibitions and events, as well as joining Tabitha at Art Fairs at home and abroad. She joined the Shapero team having studied Art Management & Economics in her native Italy, and having worked for a series of blue-chip galleries in London and a major international auction house.
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Roxana Kashani
NEAR EAST & ISLAMIC
Roxana has been working in the world of rare books and manuscripts for over a decade and joined Shapero after establishing an Islamic book department for a London auction house. Her expertise includes Middle Eastern and Indian printed books, manuscripts and miniatures and she has a particular passion for early Safavid art. Outside Shapero, Roxana is an avid thespian who enjoys choral singing and piano playing.
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