Quaritch

 
 
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5-8 Lower John Street, Soho, London W1F 9AU
 
 
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Mon to Fri 9:00 - 18:00
 

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Quaritch has a long history of buying and selling rare books. German founder Bernard Quaritch established the shop in 1847. He soon made a name for himself amassing the most extensive antiquarian book collection in the world in just fifty years. In 1884, he paid the highest price ever paid for a printed book when he bought a Gutenberg Bible for £3900. He broke his own record in the same sale by paying £4950 for the 1459 Mainz Psalter. Among his esteemed customers were Prince Louis Lucien Bonaparte (Napoleon's brother), Gladstone, Disraeli and Lord Crawford, creator of the Bibliotheca Lindesiana. Passed down through the Quaritch family, his descendants continued to serve on the bookshop's board for some 113 years. The shop moved to its current location in 1970 and today specializes in rare and antiquarian books on art, interior design and architecture with a strong collection of architectural history up to the mid nineteenth century.

 

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Underground Stations

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Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Oxford Circus Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
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Brewer Street NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Burlington Car Park
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    53-55 Beak Street, Soho, London W1F | 2 minutes from Quaritch
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
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    Queen's Theatre 4 minutes walk from Quaritch

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