Looking for that elusive present with the personal touch?  Why not give a book or a print?  We can offer a very broad range of subjects to fit all budgets, whether for birthdays, christenings, anniversaries, or corporate gifts.  We are also happy to set up Weddings Lists.

Please call us if you have any questions: +44 (0) 20 74396151


We realise that many of our customers are expert in their fields of collection and know precisely the books that they are looking for. We also recognise, however, that some clients are keen to build up their own personal libraries but perhaps do not know quite what they are looking for and in which directions to turn to develop their collections.

We at Sotheran’s are more than happy to offer advice on building up collections, or indeed supplying complete libraries. Feel free to contact us to discuss your wants or plans.


Sotheran’s monitor book and print sales throughout the world’s auction houses. We are always ready to act as agents for our clients at sales, for which we charge a commission based fee. If there are particular items which you would like to acquire do let us know and we can inform you as and when such material might come up in the auction rooms. We provide full condition reports and attend the sales in person.


As well as selling finely bound volumes we are able to advise on, and undertake, binding commissions. We are also willing to execute repairs and restoration to books and prints. We have a wide selection of craftsmen whom we use, including the leading exponents in all fields. Estimates for work can be supplied on request without charge.


We have a large selection of both handmade and manufactured frames. We can also mount your works on paper using acid-free board.

Please contact the Print Department for more information.