All posts by Sophie Schneideman

New York Antiquarian Book Fair

This weekend I am in New York, exhibiting at the 63rd New York Antiquarian Book Fair.  The fair is open from Friday to Sunday at the Park Avenue Armory. If you are visiting, it would be lovely to see you at stand E7.

I am showing a wide selection of private press and illustrated books, fine bindings, alphabets, fine press and artists’ books. If you would like to see the fair list please click here

California Book Fairs

I am heading out to California this weekend for Rare Books San Francisco – a new book fair  in the heart of San Francisco – details here

From the 9th to the 12th I will be exhibition at the 55th Californian Antiquarian Book in Pasadena – details here

If you are in the area I would love to see you there – otherwise a fully illustrated catalogue of what will be with on show is available here


Boston Book Fair Catalogue

This weekend we are exhibiting at the 44th Boston Antiquarian Book Fair, showing some exciting new stock including Kelmscott, Ashendene, Doves and Golden Cockerel Press books including excellent copies the three great Gill and Gibbings books – ie Troilus & Criseyde, The Canterbury Tales and The Four Gospels.


We have some fine bindings on view – see the wonderful De Coster and Dumas binding above – and several beautiful manuscripts and paper samples.

Please come and visit us at stand 417 if you are in Boston or if you want to look at the catalogue please click here




Above is the link to a brand new e-catalogue of an extensive Golden Cockerel Press collection of a London Gentleman. The collection includes 109 items from the press amongst which is an excellent copy of Gill’s Four Gospels, a specially bound copy of Endymion with wood engravings by John Buckland Wright and numerous other specially bound copies. For anyone wanting to start collecting Golden Cockerels or wanting to fill in some gaps, this is the perfect opportunity.



New York Antiquarian Book Fair, 21st-24th April

After a very long wait, I am finally back in New York exhibiting at the Armory this weekend. It promises to be a bumper fair with dealers from all over the world bringing their very best books to show to an excited audience – not least other dealers who have been cooped up for way too long.

I will be showing a wide variety of items, loosely put together as a show of The Art of the Book, at stand/booth A10…to see the fully illustrated catalogue please click on Gaylord Schanilec’s image of Times Square above … or click here

Some highlights include one of the rarest of private press books, the Daniel Press’s Garland of Rachel – only 36 copies were printed and we have one of the 18 reserved for contributors (each of which had an individual title page). This one was for the man who instigated the whole project, T.H. Ward (or the Mr to the great Mrs Humphry Ward).

A fine manuscript of the Rubaiyat by Percy Delf Smith, one of the founders, with Edward Johnston and Eric Gill,  of the Society of Calligraphers.


Some excellent bindings – several by women bookbinders like Alice Pattinson, Dorothy Carlton Smyth and Johanna Birkenruth and a good selection of work by British women wood engravers including Monica Poole, Clare Leighton, Gwen Raverat, Agnes Miller Parker and Miriam MacGregor. Do come along to have a look!

Bluebeard’s Castle – a remarkable pop-up artist’s book by Ron King at his Circle Press





California Book Fairs, LA & Oakland – Feb 2022

At last…in-person book fairs are on their way back!

I am absolutely thrilled to be exhibiting at Rare Books LA in the Pasadena Convention Center this weekend – 4th to 6th Feb – Booth 303

Next weekend I will be in Oakland for the 54th California International Antiquarian Book Fair at the Oakland Marriott City Center – 11th-13th Feb – Booth 104

If you would like tickets please let me know – it would be wonderful to see you.

Click here for the book fair catalogue!!

230 Years of Bookbinding

Throughout December we will be showing a wide variety of bookbindings by French, British, American, Dutch and German binders from Edwards of Halifax to the great Paul bontogether with Benjamin Spademan at his beautiful shop. The catalogue is available by clicking on the image above or here

The show will go on for the month at 14 Mason’s Yard. Please call ahead or email if you would like to visit.



FIRSTS: LONDON RARE BOOK FAIR, 21st – 24th October

Saatchi Gallery here we come!

I will be exhibiting in London this weekend at the London Rare Book Fair in the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, just near Sloane Square.

If you would like to come, you can get a complimentary ticket by clicking on this link

I am going to be showing 90 new and exciting items from the shop which can be viewed in my fair list which you can find by clicking on the image below:

Embroidered letter folder c.1820 belonging to a Sussex suffragette & founder of a free lending library


  Barnett Freedman’s advertising brochure for cheese






I will be exhibiting in Paris this weekend at the joyous rare book fair in the Grand Palais Ephemere. If you are in Paris in the next 4 days please let me know and I will make sure you get a ticket for entry either to the Vernissage on Thursday or on any of the other days.

The books I will be exhibiting can be viewed in my fair list below: