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Thursday, 26 May 2016

The Mayfair Flower Show - An exhibition of antique Japanese botanical studies, 2016

The Mayfair Flower Show starts today at Sotheran's with a private view this evening, 

Thursday 26th May 2016 at 6-8pm

 RSVP to Róisín O'Connor

with a talk and Q&A with Dr Brent Elliot from the Royal Horticultural Society.

To coincide with the Chelsea Flower Show, the exhibition titled, The Mayfair Flower Show, seeks to highlight the long heritage of fair-going in the West-end. The original fair took place within a stones throw of Sotheran's on St James's, later Haymarket, and was an annual fortnight long May Fair.
In this exhibition we are able to showcase are vast collection of Japanese Botanical woodblock prints, bringing our very own flower show to the heart of Mayfair once again.

For more information or request a catalogue 
contact the Prints Department at 

Thursday, 5 May 2016

The Bard of Avon, 400th Anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare

The world has been celebrating the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. Never has there been a more apt time to revisit the works that are the cornerstone in English Literature. If you have not seen our celebratory catalogue view the digital version here.

For more information regarding this catalogue please contact the Book Department at

Also...Do not miss the latest instalment of the BBC's The Hollow Crown acted by the best of contemporary British talent.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Revisiting Classic Stories, Disney's The Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling 2016

Classic stories are an eternal source of inspiration for the makers at Disney, and innovations in digital animation are a tour de force in this version. Yet, the frightening Disney interpretation of character of Shere Khan, has a strong resemblance to that of the classic illustration by Maurice and Edward Detmold. It should be noted, that this visual similarity demonstrates the wonderful artistic heritage of the story, to which contemporary artists are indebted.

View our beautiful collection of Rudyard Kipling books here, a collection that includes this 

Latest News...Children's & Illustrated Books, Spring 2016

The latest catalogue of Children's and Illustrated Books has arrived...
In this collection of fine and rare books, there can be found a charming addition to any collection.

For more information on this catalogue please contact Rosie Hodge 

or call on 0207 7439 6151