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  • Three Friends of Winter

  • Japanese Prints Exhibition Catalogue
  • Children's and Illustrated

  • Catalogue out now
  • Vintage Travel Posters

  • 2023 Catalogue & Exhibition

Three Friends of Winter

Japanese Prints Exhibition Catalogue Take a Look

Children's and Illustrated

Catalogue out now View Catalogue

Vintage Travel Posters

2023 Catalogue & Exhibition Take a look

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Three Friends of Winter

The Three Friends of Winter represent pine, bamboo and plum. In Japan this is particularly associated with the start of a new year. They are also sometimes used as a three-tier ranking system. In this context, the pine (matsu, 松) usually is the highest rank, followed by bamboo (take, 竹) as the middle rank, and plum (ume, 梅) as the lowest. There are some wonderful prints in the exhibition including the exceptional print by Hiroshige titled "Plum Blossoms at Kameido Shrine."

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Polar Exploration

This year we are celebrating the 200th anniversary of James Weddell discovering the Antarctic sea that bears his name and reaching the furthest point south of any ship at that point in time. His record stood for 18 years. It took almost another 100 years to reach the South Pole. Discover and explore the sometimes chilling narratives in the middle of summer!

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Signed and Inscribed

Whether a fond inscription to a friend, a witty message or a doodle on a page, signed and inscribed books have the potential to truly elevate a work. And that is why we have put together the following collection. All of the following 100 items have been signed, inscribed, or otherwise contain a fascinating association – because although all books are special, it’s those extra little flourishes of a pen which can make them even more extraordinary.

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Vintage Travel Posters Catalogue

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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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FEATURED COLLECTIONS

Natural History Under £300

Birds, beasts, botany, boulders - the bedrock of any natural history library, and they're all in this catalogue. All items here are priced below £300 because, as every naturalist knows, a mighty forest grows from the most humble of seeds

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Information Gathering & Covert Operations

It is easy to amass a hundred espionage novels, books of spy and secret agent fiction; however, not so if you are looking for espionage non-fiction. This collection of 51 titles, apart from three books (easy to spot), contains non-fiction, as far as one can tell in this shady genre.

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Modern First Editions Under £300

Collecting great modern literature is open to everyone. Check out our selection of twentieth century fiction and poetry by some of the great names of the last hundred years, covering every subject from satire to the stars, all for under £300.

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Vintage Travel Posters

Sotheran’s are very pleased to present you with our seventeenth Annual Travel Posters exhibition catalogue.

The exhibition is on display in the Print department from 10th November to 1st December 2023.

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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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Once Upon a Tome: The Misadventures of a Rare Bookseller

Oliver's book is finally here, and we've got a few copies available to purchase from our website. In the publisher's words, "Once Upon a Tome is the rather colourful story of life in one of the world's oldest bookshops and a love letter to the benign, unruly world of antiquarian bookselling, where to be uncommon or strange is the best possible compliment."

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