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With a lengthy history (founded in York in 1761, and established in London in 1815), Sotheran’s is no stranger to market fluctuation.

Chris Saunders, who manages the natural history and science departments, says that the Brexit referendum has brought uncertainty to the market, but that it has also produced an influx of interest from foreign buyers and those looking for stable, long-term investment.

‘Perhaps, in times of instability, there is something reassuring about holding a beautiful object in your hand,’ he reflects.

The bookseller by appointment to the Prince of Wales has certainly had an eventful 250 years, from acquiring Charles Dickens’ library to commissioning a binding of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam in 1910.

Chris Saunders
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