From Schedel, Liber Chronicarum, 1493.

About us

Established for over thirty years, we are specialist dealers in English STC books (printed before 1640), Continental printed books before and up to the early 1600s and medieval and renaissance manuscripts, both decorative and textual. In all these fields we carry an extensive stock and aim to cover the widest possible range of subjects, languages and prices. We are known for the accuracy and depth of our descriptions and for the quality of our copies, usually in contemporary or fine bindings.

We are always happy to add new names to our extensive mailing list and produce one or two catalogues a year as well as frequently offering any items which might be of interest. We also regularly search for items to satisfy customers’ particular wants or assist more generally in building their collections. Many of our customers are leading institutions and collectors throughout the world, but many are more modest bibliophiles who share our particular passion. All are equally valued and most are long-standing. You, like them, can purchase from us in complete confidence that you can rely on our experience and expertise.

Our recent catalogues

NEW California International Antiquarian Book Fair 2018

NEW Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair 2018

NEW  OCCULTA: Witches, Demons, and Sorcery 2017: click here

NEW Bibliographica Antiqua 2017: click here

NEW  Sokol Books Catalogue 71, annual catalogue of recent acquisitions: click here

NEW  Law Catalogue 2017: click here

NEW  London Olympia Antiquarian Book Fair 2017: click here

NEW  Under £3,500 catalogue 2017: click here 

Sokol Books Catalogue 69, annual catalogue of recent acquisitions: click here

Under £3,000 Catalogue 2016: click here

Sokol Books Holiday Shortlist 2016: click here

Christmas Stocking Fillers, seasonal catalogue 2015: click here.

Sokol Books annual catalogue of recent acquisitions 2015: click here.

For our full range of catalogues: click here.