At Shapero Rare Books we carry a large stock of important rare books.
Amongst our specialities are Travel books, where we are particularly strong on Africa, the Levant, Central Asia, India & the Far East.
We are one of very few bookshops in the West to have a Russian department, and here you will find the best in illustrated works, literature, art & architecure, and history, outside of that country.
Great Natural history books have always been part of our stock, particularly illustrated bird books, including the works of John Gould.
The company started by selling Baedeker guide books, and we have probably the best holding of these and similar guide books in the world.
Our Literature department concentrates on British & American authors, but also has a selection of titles in various European languages.
In addition to selling individual books, we have also sold or brokered the sale of some major collection including the Tabor collection of folded maps of London, the Taurus collection of Antarctica, the Atabey collection of books on the Ottoman Empire, and the Dennistoun collection on speculation & stock markets. We look forward to helping you build and improve your own collection.