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.

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Documents

MAY 2018

A list of new acquisitions for May 2018, subjects include botany, alchemy, word games, horoscopes, popular literature, and nuns.


A list for March 2018 (New York Book Fair)

A list of 30 items, one theme is social control, which is illustrated with a defence of censorship from 1595, a broadside giving guidance to confessors from 1617, an attack on corrupting fashion from 1636, a ban on pornography from 1642 and a woman's state bookseller's licence from 1829. Other varied items include a German humanist's working copy of Aristophanes, a finely illustrated prognosticatory work relating to the Great Comet of 1680/81, and a number of very rare or unlocated prints.  


BOOK OF THE MONTH

BOTANICAL MANUSCRIPT WITH ENTRIES OR HEADINGS FOR 3551 DIFFERENT PLANTS

A nine-volume manuscript, dating from the earlier nineteenth century.

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