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Simon Roberts

Simon Roberts is a specialist in the Fine Books and Manuscripts Department, and a senior valuer with over 30 years' experience in the business. He joined Bonhams in 2002 following the company's merger with Phillips, where he had held a similar post since 1990.

Simon is heavily involved in all Bonhams major book sales, and leads our valuations of libraries and institutional collections. His particular responsibilities include manuscripts and the development of business in Italy and Spain. He secured for sale important collections and lots such as the Brunel archive and a newly discovered Schumann manuscript, and played an instrumental role in the extremely successful Lord Harlech and Wassenaar Zoo sales.

A graduate of Leeds University with a BA in French and Spanish, Simon acquired a strong background in antiquarian bookselling at Francis Edwards, where he worked before entering the auction business with Bloomsbury Auctions.