Latest Posts

  • The Rugman meets John Gould: Lady Birds

    Contemporary graphic artist Anthony McEwan (a.k.a. Rugman) has taken some of our uncoloured John Gould Bird Prints from the archives and is using ...
  • Here's a sneak peek or our 2022 Spring Miscellany, a catalogue available from end of May

    Watch Sotheran's Chris Saunders talk about some highlights of our 2022 Spring Miscellany, a catalogue available in print and online from end of May.
  • Sotheran's Catalogues 2022. The story so far

    2022 has been a busy year for us so far, with several catalogues already published and more on the way. Please check out our catalogues page for m...
  • A conversation about bookselling. Your guide to the rare book trade

    We asked Sotheran’s Oliver and Rebekah, the brilliant duo specialised in antiquarian books and modern first editions, to write down the most frequent questions, and answers, to the rare book trade. Here’s what they came up with. Hiding behind their humorous, irreverent style, there are some very useful tips on dealing with antiquarian booksellers, and insights into the fascinating world of the rare book trade at large.
  • "We've been censored!" - Censorship in T.E Lawrence's 'Seven Pillars of Wisdom'

    LOOK, WE HAVE BEEN CENSORED! by Georg Kastl Whilst reading T.E.Lawrence's Seven Pillars of Wisdom in the first trade edition of 1935, I was baffle...
  • 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