One of the longest established antiquarian booksellers in the world, founded in 1761. *Shop closed on 18th & 19th August due to transport strikes, but you can still reach us online.*

  • Lady Birds

  • The Rugman meets John Gould
  • Spring Miscellany 2022

  • Sotheran's Latest Catalogue
  • Children's and Illustrated 2022

  • Catalogue Out Now
  • Travel & Exploration

  • Books under £300

Lady Birds

The Rugman meets John Gould See Works of Art

Spring Miscellany 2022

Sotheran's Latest Catalogue Take a Look

Children's and Illustrated 2022

Catalogue Out Now Take a Look

Travel & Exploration

Books under £300 View Catalogue

T. E. Lawrence - revisited


Natural History & Science

Natural History and Science

Sotheran’s is one of the few rare booksellers in the UK to still have a dedicated natural history department, and our love of the natural world goes back a long way.

Chris Saunders talks about Natural History rare books at Sotheran's

Gould Toucans

Complete set of plates 1st Ed.

Completed in 1835, this was Gould’s first major work of lithography and features 33 spectacular plates, 20 by the great Edward Lear and the rest by that relatively unsung but equally brilliant artist Elizabeth Gould, John’s wife. Both artists bring a real character to the toucans that jumps off the page.

Sotheran's Gift Cards

Need a present for a bibliophile but have no idea what they already have? Then our Gift Cards are the perfect option.

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Oz Magazines

Published between 1967 and 1973 under the editorship of Richard Neville, Jim Anderson and Felix Dennis, Oz quickly became one of the most exciting magazine publications of its day. It was not without its controversy. The Oz offices were often raided by police, printers ordered to shut down, and the now infamous ‘School Kids’ issue, with sexualised Rupert the Bear parody cartoon, landed the editors a highly publicised obscenity trial.

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T.E. Lawrence

TEL, as he is sometimes referred to, does not need an introduction. The personality, myth - his labour and works - continue to create a mysterious fascination for the tactician, military historian, and reader.

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Modern First Editions Hot 100

Human bondage. Dragon tattoos. Clockwork fruit. No, it's not our birthday, it's a new catalogue of rare books and first editions curated by our discerning team of booksellers. The Hot 100 is live for your perusal, take a look before they're

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Yoshitoshi & Meiji (era) Prints

Sotheran’s are pleased to present a collection of prints by Yoshitoshi & prints from the Meiji era.

All prints come mounted ready for framing. Sizes given include outer dimensions of mounts.

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Vintage Luggage Labels

Colourful and scarce, vintage luggage labels are printed windows into a bygone age of travel. Rarely seen in the wild, they're always popular, and we've just acquired a new stock of labels showing locations across the world — take a look while you can, there's only one of each!

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Vintage Travel Posters, 2021

Sotheran’s are delighted to present the fifteenth Annual Travel Posters exhibition. We are looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible for the Private View on Thursday 11th November from 6.00 – 8.00pm. This will be the first party at Sotheran’s for almost 2 years!

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The longest established antiquarian booksellers in the world

Founded in York in 1761, established in London in 1815, Henry Sotheran Limited has a long and distinguished history

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