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Welcome to Ursus Books and Prints

Established in 1972, Ursus serves clients in New York and throughout the world. We provide a comprehensive selection of art reference books, superb copies of rare books in all fields, and fine antique decorative prints. Our shop is located on the third floor of 699 Madison Avenue. Here one will find three departments: Art Books, Rare Books and Prints. Please feel free to visit us whenever you are in New York.
Ursus sends books, prints and catalogues to practically every country in the world. We accept payment by Visa, Mastercard and American Express, as well as U.S. dollar checks (drawn on a U.S. bank), bank wire transfers, and Paypal.

Art Book Department
Ursus Art Books has a selection of reference books covering all periods and all media. We offer both new and out-of-print books, including: catalogues raisonnÚs, artist monographs, and important museum exhibition catalogues (U.S. and foreign). Since we stock both new and out-of-print books, we are able to provide our clientele with the best books on a particular artist or subject. We actively search for books for clients if they are not presently in stock. Should you wish to receive our catalogues of out-of-print books and/or our New Books Bulletin, please let us know. As well, we are happy to provide custom lists to our clients. Please contact us if you have any questions or special requests.

Print Gallery
The Print Department at Ursus specializes in 16th to 19th Century English and European decorative works on paper. We offer a diverse and important selection of original engravings, lithographs and watercolors in all fields. In addition to our historical material, we exhibit original watercolours by contemporary artists working in the great tradition of European botanical illustration. Ursus provides museum caliber custom framing, conservation and appraisal services.

Rare Book Department
Ursus Rare Books is renowned throughout the book world for handling outstanding copies of important rare books. Our inventory ranges from early printed books to modern livres des artistes. Our particular strength is in illustrated books of all periods; from the 15th to 21st centuries. We also carry fine copies of literature in all languages, art and architecture, natural history, voyages and travels, landscape gardening and fine bindings. Ursus is dedicated to developing long term relationships with clients in helping them to form first class collections. The Rare Book Department publishes two illustrated rare book catalogues and two modern illustrated catalogues per year. In addition, we issue several shorter rare book lists devoted to our specialized areas throughout the year. Please contact us if you would like to receive these catalogues or lists.


Contact Us

Ursus Books Ltd.
699 Madison Ave., 3rd floor
New York, NY 10065
Tel (212) 772-8787
Fax (212) 737-9306

Shop Hours:
Monday-Friday 10-6
Saturday 11-5