terça-feira, abril 07, 2009

«Henry Sotheran Limited»

The longest established antiquarian booksellers in the world (York 1761)

Founded in York in 1761, established in London in 1815, Henry Sotheran Limited has a long and distinguished history.
For over 200 years we have been offering unsurpassed opportunities to collectors and enthusiasts, from the purchase of the libraries of Laurence Sterne in 1768, and Charles Dickens in 1870; the complete stock and copyright of the ornithologist and publisher John Gould; to the successful bid in 1980 for the final draft manuscript of Gilbert White's Natural History of Selbourne, bought on behalf of the Gilbert White Museum.
The great American collector of Shakespeare, H.C. Folger, acquired much of his collection, including the Halliwell-Phillipps library, through Sotheran's, and we were agents in the purchase of the world-famous Althorp Library from Earl Spencer for the John Rylands Library in 1892.
Throughout our history we have prided ourselves on the quality and condition of our books, and our friendly service.
Our premises just off Piccadilly in the heart of London's West End are spacious and elegantly appointed, and we welcome regular clients and passers-by alike to wander in and browse our stock in a relaxing and convivial atmosphere.

In: http://www.sotherans.co.uk/AboutUs.php

Nota do Blogue: Este alfarrabista foi-me indicado por um grande bibliófilo madeirense. Este nosso ilustre advogado possui uma magnífica colecção de livros e gravuras sobre a Madeira, livros de arte,(...). Tive a oportunidade de manusear algumas das suas preciosidades, algumas das quais eu desconhecia por completo.

EXAME DE ARTILHEIROS (...) - José Fernandes Pinto de Alpoim (1744)