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Friday, 30 September 2016

A Samurai in London

We have borrowed this original 19th Century Samurai battledress to guard over our Exhibition of Samurai Prints

The exhibition runs until 6th October in the Gallery.

Fascinating old receipt unearthed

Spotted on Instagram —  The Pierpont Morgan library recently uploaded this fine engraved receipt from Henry Sotheran & Co., dated February 27th, 1900, detailing a sale made by Sotheran’s to the American banker, financier and collector John Pierpont Morgan of the original manuscript of Walter Scott’s “St. Ronan’s Well”, which he purchased from us for the princely sum of £700.   His library was made a public institution, in 1924, by his son J.P. Morgan, Jr., as a memorial to his father.

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