Two Hundred Years of Bookselling in London

The longest established antiquarian booksellers in the world (York 1761)

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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) was the master of woodblock printing known as ukiyo-e, which translat… (Click for more)The young model for Rackham’s Alice was Doris Jane Dommett, who also sat for his Sleeping Beauty an… (Click for more)Sotheran’s spring harvest. 
Another clever window arrangement of rare books and prints with a natur… (Click for more)25 degrees in London today, and BRIGHT!
Hope the new sun-filters do their job.… (Click for more)In 1920 the newspaper The Daily Express was struggling to compete with The Daily Mail and The Daily… (Click for more)In ‘The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Socialism and Capitalism’, here in first edition from 1928, th… (Click for more)We’re working towards the next catalogue of children’s and illustrated books for sale; out soon. Pl… (Click for more)“Moon Pine” in Ueno by Hiroshige, 1857.

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  • Time for the Spring Miscellany, with a peculiar spooky cover that's really just begging for a caption like "Jeremy… 8 hours ago
  • Whilst on the subject of common questions we get asked, the second prize has to go to "Ok, so how are the sections… PM Apr 21st
  • My favourite question we get asked will always be "Is this a library?" because I get to give them a look like "DO W… PM Apr 21st
  • Watching @Hatchards change their display from across the road like AM Apr 20th
  • #printoftheday, HIROSHIGE, Ando (1797-1858). Resting under the pines. £80 Original woodblock from the series "Ehon… PM Apr 19th
  • In memoriam #StephenHawking . This has just come in - a first UK edition in really lovely condition. What a book th… PM Apr 18th

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