Collection: Sotheran 260th Anniversary Celebration

Our staff tend to stay with the company for a long time, but even so, none of us remembers 8th December 1761, the date on which Henry Sotheran started a book and wine dealing business in York that would go on to become one of the most recognisable names in fine books and prints.

Sotheran's has been dealing with private collectors and institutions on a grand scale ever since, and has traded continuously through two world wars, numerous financial crises and the recent pandemic. It hasn't always been easy, but we have reached our 260th year by sticking to our tried and tested formula - providing rare material in beautiful condition to our worldwide community of collectors.

We'd be nothing without our loyal and beloved customers, so we send you our warmest thanks as we mark this special year. We really hope you'll join us in a celebratory toast and enjoy looking through the following 260 books and prints - one for every year of Sotheran's life so far.

260 items
  • ALBEE, Edward. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.
    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
    Regular price
    £1,250.00
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    £1,250.00
  • AMUNDSEN, Roald. Large photogravure portrait in sepia.
    Large photogravure portrait in sepia
    Regular price
    £798.00
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    £798.00
  • [ARABIAN NIGHTS] LANE, Edward William (translator). Frank BRANGWYN (illustrator). The Thousand & One Nights; or, Arabian Nights Entertainments.
    Thousand & One Nights; or, Arabian Nights Entertainments
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    £398.00
  • ASPINALL, Algernon. The Pocket Guide to the West Indies, British Guiana, British Honduras, the Bermudas, the Spanish Main and the Panama Canal.
    The Pocket Guide to the West Indies, British Guiana, British Honduras …
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    £198.00
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    £198.00
  • ATKINSON, Thomas Witlam. Oriental and Western Siberia: A Narrative of Seven Years' Explorations and Adventures in Siberia, Mongolia, the Kirghis Steppes, Chinese Tartary, and ….
    Oriental and Western Siberia: A Narrative of Seven Years' Explorations and …
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    £525.00
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    £525.00
  • ATTENBOROUGH, David. Zoo Quest series.
    Zoo Quest series
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    £1,800.00
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    £1,800.00
  • AUSTEN, Jane. Novels.
    Novels
    Regular price
    £350.00
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    £350.00
  • BABBAGE, Charles. Mr Babbage's Invention. Copies of the correspondence between the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury and the President and Council of the Ro…
    Mr Babbage's Invention. Copies of the correspondence between the Lords Commissioners
    Regular price
    £3,500.00
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    £3,500.00
  • BAIKIE, William Balfour. Narrative of an Exploring Voyage up the Rivers Kwo'ra and Bi'nue (Commonly known as the Niger and Tsádda) in 1854.
    Narrative of an Exploring Voyage up the Rivers Kwo'ra and Bi'nue
    Regular price
    £798.00
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    £798.00
  • BAILEY, Frederick Marshman. Mission to Tashkent.
    Mission to Tashkent
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    £325.00
  • BAILEY, Peter (artist) [Dylan THOMAS]. An original watercolour illustration for A Child's Christmas in Wales, "Hardboileds, toffee, fudge, and allsorts, crunchies, cracknels, humbugs, glaci….
    An original watercolour illustration for A Child's Christmas in Wales, Hardboileds …
    Regular price
    £298.00
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    £298.00
  • BAINES, Thomas. Explorations in South-West Africa. Being An Account of a Journey in the Years 1861 and 1862 from Walvisch Bay, on the Western Coast, To Lake Ngami and….
    Explorations in S.W. Africa. Being An Account of a Journey in
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    £1,750.00
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    £1,750.00
  • BAKER, Josephine and Jo BOUILLON (authors). Piet WORM (illustrator). La Tribu Arc-En-Ciel.
    BAKER, Josephine and Jo BOUILLON (authors).  Piet WORM (illustrator). La Tribu Arc-En-Ciel.
    Regular price
    £798.00
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    £798.00
  • [BALLET] SOAMES, Sally (photographer). Rudolf Nureyev [silver gelatin print].
    Rudolf Nureyev [silver gelatin print …
    Regular price
    £450.00
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    £450.00
  • BAMFORD, Lieutenant-Colonel P. G. 1st King George Own Batallion. The Sikh Regiment 1846-1946 … with a Foreword by Lieutenant-General Sir Frank Messervy … under whom the battalion serve….
    1st King George Own Batallion. The Sikh Regiment 1846-1946 … with a …
    Regular price
    £698.00
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    £698.00
  • BANNERMAN, David A. and W. Mary. Birds of Cyprus.
    Birds of Cyprus
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    £150.00
  • BARBUSSE, Henri. Le Feu.
    Le Feu
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    £2,750.00
  • BATSFORD, Harry. London Work and Play.
    London Work and Play
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    £75.00
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    £75.00
  • BEIRNE, Bryan P. British Pyralid and Plume Moths.
    British Pyralid and Plume Moths
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    £150.00
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    £150.00
  • BELL, Gertrude Lowthian. Syria. The Desert and the Sown.
    Syria. The Desert and the Sown
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    £698.00
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    £698.00
  • BENN, Timothy. Flies of the Future. The Trout Fly Patterns of Dr J.C. Mottram.
    Flies of the Future. The Trout Fly Patterns of Dr J.C …
    Regular price
    £595.00
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    £595.00
  • [BERESFORD-PEIRSE, Sir Noel Monson de la Poer, preface and editor]. Some Jungle Trees and their Use [cover title].
    Some Jungle Trees and their Use [cover title …
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    £325.00
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    £325.00
  • BERQUIN, Arnaud, illus. BEWICK. The Looking-Glass for the Mind.
    The Looking-Glass for the Mind
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    £198.00
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    £198.00
  • BETJEMAN, John (author). Antiquarian Prejudice [and] The English Town in the Last Hundred Years.
    Antiquarian Prejudice [and] The English Town in the Last Hundred Years
    Regular price
    £298.00
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    £298.00
  • BETJEMAN, John. Summoned by Bells.
    Summoned by Bells
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    £150.00
  • BEWICK, Thomas. History of British Birds.
    History of British Birds
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    £1,200.00
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    £1,200.00
  • BIBLE. New Testament.
    New Testament
    Regular price
    £225.00
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    £225.00
  • BOGOLIUBOV, Andrei Andreevich. Kovrovyia izdeliia Srednei Azii iz sobraniia sostavlennago A. A. Bogoliubovim. Tapisseries de 'l'Asie Centrale faisant partie de la collection réunie ….
    Kovrovyia izdeliia Srednei Azii iz sobraniia sostavlennago A. A. Bogoliubovim. Tapisseries …
    Regular price
    £2,995.00
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    £2,995.00
  • [BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER]. The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, according to the use of the United Chur….
    The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and …
    Regular price
    £650.00
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    £650.00
  • BOYD, William. An Ice Cream War.
    An Ice Cream War
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    £100.00
  • BRANSOM, Paul (artist). Original watercolour of puppy startled by hen and her chicks.
    Original watercolour of puppy startled by hen and her chicks
    Regular price
    £498.00
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    £498.00
  • BRASSEY, Annie, Lady. Sunshine And Storm In The East, or Cruises to Cyprus and Constantinople.
    Sunshine And Storm In The East, or Cruises to Cyprus and …
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    £498.00
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    £498.00