Leo Cadogan Rare Books

Leo Cadogan Rare Books Ltd specialises in unusual or iconic items - books, manuscripts, broadsides or pamphlets - from the cultural and intellectual life of the Renaissance and Early Modern periods.

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About

Leo Cadogan Rare Books Ltd specialises in unusual or iconic items - books, manuscripts, broadsides or pamphlets - from the cultural and intellectual life of the Renaissance and Early Modern periods. The business was established in 2007. Leo Cadogan (owner) entered the book trade straight out of university, in 1997. Before setting up on his own, he worked for two of London's finest antiquarian firms, and was manager of the antiquarian department of an important London bookshop. He also took time to do postgraduate studies in the Renaissance, gaining an MA and a reading ability in medieval European law.

We are members of the UK's ABA (Antiquarian Booksellers' Association), the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), and the PBFA (the UK's Provincial Booksellers' Fairs Association). We abide by their codes of conduct and ethics, whose coverage includes the proper description of books.

For any queries, please get in touch.

Documents

Leo's lockdown list

Seventeen recently catalogued items to take you through the world, from sixteenth-century Mexico through to eighteenth-century Barcelona and the art churches of Antwerp.


Books, manuscripts and more for March 2020

All sorts of things await you in this new 47-item list!


BOOK OF THE MONTH

DOSSIER FOR MEXICO CITY'S FIRST WOMEN'S CONVENT

A dossier of papal briefs, bulls and privileges compiled between 1576 and 1588, for the Convent of Our Lady of the Conception, the first women's convent of Mexico City (founded 1540). Items from the archive of this important but now defunct institution are rare (we only know of one other outside Mexico, at the Library of Congress).

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