Welcome to Ursus Books & Gallery

Established in 1972, Ursus serves clients in New York and throughout the world. We offer a comprehensive selection of art reference books, superb copies of rare books in all fields, and decorative prints. Our shop is located on the first floor of 50 East 78th Street (between Park and Madison Aves.). 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 stocks a selection of reference books covering all periods and all media. We offer both new and out-of-print books, including catalogue raisonnés, artist's 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 clients with the best books on a particular artist or subject. We are happy to search for books not currently in stock, and we specialize in creating libraries to suit our clients' needs, whether expanding or building their collections. Please contact us if you have any questions or special requests.

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.

Print Gallery

The Print Department at Ursus specializes in 17th- to 20th-Century decorative works on paper. We offer a diverse selection of original engravings, lithographs, watercolors and gouaches in all fields.

Return Policy

Books are returnable within 10 days for STORE CREDIT ONLY and must be accompanied by the receipt. No cash or credit card refunds will be issued.