Latest Posts

  • William Nicholson

    William Nicholson was a very talented painter and printmaker. We have a lovely collection of examples of some of his work from "Almanac of twelve sports," "Alphabet," "twelve portraits" and also his complete set of sixteen lithographs from "Characters of Romance."
  • A celebration of medicine

    The history of medicine is also the history of science, superstition and our own view of being human - not to mention some truly teeth-clenching surgical procedures
  • Inspiring, pioneering and fascinating women

    In honour of the International Women's Day we are presenting the work of fifteen inspiring, pioneering and fascinating women who have made a difference across a variety of disciplines. The theme of this year's IWD is challenge, and all of these works show women challenging themselves and society in the pursuit of progress, freedom and even joy

  • John Gould's family of toucans in video

    A closer look at John Gould's A Monograph of the Ramphastidæ in this video with commentaries from Sotheran's Chris Saunders. Sotheran's has a long history with John Gould. During his lifetime, we helped him to publish and distribute a number of his works. Upon his death in 1881, we bought his state, which means we have some amazing things locked away, and this project is very close to our hearts. We hope you enjoy it.
  • Vintage Luggage Labels collection. Lockdown edition

    That we can't travel at the moment doesn't mean we can't slap a vintage luggage label into your favourite suitcase, or travel collection for that matter. Sotheran's is "sad" to present its collection of Vintage Luggage Labels, Lockdown Edition.

  • Chris Saunders introduces Sotheran's 14th Annual Vintage Travel Posters Sales & Exhibition

    We are pleased to announce Sotheran's 14th Annual Vintage Travel Posters Sale and Exhibition. Watch the video and listen to Chris Saunders briefly talk about the catalogue.
  • My weekly shelf walk. Arthur Rackham's Midas and more

    Arthur Rackham did some pretty splendid illustrations of old King Midas. They appear in Hawthorne’s Wonder Book and, quite by chance, there is a glistening copy for sale on our website - and a couple more fine Rackham’s just into stock
  • Healthy Interests

    With the world the way it is at the moment, we are all very mindful of taking care of ourselves and our loved ones. Sotheran's shelves hold all kinds of wisdom about diet, health, well-being and nursing from across the centuries that we'd like to share with you. Not everything here will be approved by modern medicine but just reading about it might make you feel better.

  • EXHIBITION: The Bird Woman

    The Bird Woman Rediscovering Remarkable Women 11th July - 1st August 2019   Sotheran's is proud to present an exhibition celebrating the work of E...
  • Bookfair: Firsts London Rare Book Fair

     Battersea park entrance to the fair The London Rare Book Fair is one of the largest events on the Antiquarian Book Dealer’s Calendar. With over 1...
  • EXHIBITION: Frank Dolphin

    Lizard Flora - Frank Dolphin Last night we were very excited to open our latest exhibition of prints by artist Frank Dolphin. It was a brilliant e...
  • Welcome to Sotheran's

    Welcome to the new home of the Sotheran's Blog! Having been around for over 250 years (and counting) we've developed a shelf-load of opinions, book banter and expertise we're eager to share. But before we go any further, I should probably introduce us properly..