Meet the Specialists

Ian Marr

(Books and Antique Manuscripts)

Ian Marr founded the international Book Department at global auctioneers Bonhams in the late 1980s before moving on to become a specialist and director at Marlborough Rare Books, one of the most respected dealerships in the market, for more than a decade.

He has been a consultant with John Nicholson's since 1994, setting up a Books and Manuscripts department that now runs three successful auctions a year. Over the years he has undertaken valuations, and sometimes dispersals, for many major UK private and institutional libraries.