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This year Henry Sotheran Ltd is very proud to show its support, once again, for the annual conference of the Rare Book and Manuscript Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries (henceforth mercifully known as the RBMS). This is a highpoint of the year for American rare book librarians and in 2017 is taking place in the lovely midwestern university town of Iowa City. To learn more about the RBMS and its conference, follow this link to its most attractive website: http://conference.rbms.info/2017/ Sotherans is showing its supp…
REFURBISHMENT After 81 years in Sackville Street, we thought it was time for a refit. We will be closed from Saturday 3rd June, planning to reopen for shop business in mid to late July. During this time our stock can be browsed on our website and orders will be fulfilled by mail order. www.sotherans.co.uk Any questions please contact Andrew firstname.lastname@example.org …
Looking through our books today this particular illustration leapt out. The artist is one of my personal favourites, Harold Jones, and the poem described is called 'The Little Shop'. The book, a collection of children's verse by Walter de la Mare, is called 'This Year, Next Year'. Our 250-year-old business is going to see some changes over the coming year due to the pressure of unsupportable rent increases in the West End. We are embracing this as a challenge and are determined to protect our piece of London and the history of booksell…
To help mark the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, Sotheran has donated a copy of Daniel Maclise's wonderful 1866 work The Story of the Norman Conquest to Battle Museum in East Sussex where it all happened. To commemorate the 800th anniversary of the battle Maclise reworked the Bayeux Tapestry as a frieze in a neo-Classical style. He clearly favoured the Normans, as they are seen praying righteously on the eve of the battle while the Saxons are drinking mead and larking about. It's very difficult to defend a hill with a hangover. Sti…
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A Selection of our Most Interesting Items
[RUSCELLI, Girolamo]. ALESSIO PIEMONTESE. The secretes of the reverend Maister Alexis of Piemont. Containing excellent remedies against divers diseases, woundes, and other accidentes, with the maner to make distillations, parfumes, confitures, dyinges, colours, fusions, and meltinges…
Nycolas England. 1560-62.
Part 1 8vo, parts 2 & 3 4to. 3 vols bound in one. Twentieth century full brown calf, spine with raised bands and black morocco gilt lettering piece; pp. [vi] + 122 + ; [iv] + 161…
The Search for a lost Ottoman Civil Servant
STANLEY, Henry Morton. Commemorative wall panel, presented to Stanley.
Five original portrait photos by Henry van der Weyde of Regent Street, within hallmarked Sterling silver frames, each with cast and engraved Sterling silver label underneath, two probaly…
De luxe edition, limited to 15 copies
BLAKE, William. Songs of Innocence and of Experience.
Trianon Press. 1955.
Small 8vo, 54 color plates, 3 pp. printed text, facsimile leaves and stencils etc. at end. Full blue morocco, slipcase, a very good copy.De luxe edition, limited to 15 copies (VI-XX) with…
WOOTTON, Frank. By Rail to Wales, for Speed and Comfort, British Railways.
Original lithograph with colour, as published by the Railway Executive (Western Region), printed in Great Britain by Charles & Read., London, W.C.2, c.1960. 1015 x 635 mm.
Depicting a British Railways Standard Class Steam Locomotive with passenger train attached, on the Cambrian Coast Line.
HIROSHIGE, Ando (1797-1858). Musashi Koganei.
Original woodblock from the series titled "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji," published by Tsutaya Kichizo, as printed in Japan, 1858. 595 x 420 mm.
Hiroshige was born in the Yayosu Quay section of the Yaesu area in Edo (Tokyo). He was of a samurai background, and was the great-grandson of Tanaka Tokuemon, who held a position of power under the Tsugaru clan in the northern province of Mutsu.
As a ukiyo-e artist, he is considered the last great master of that tradition.