Old Master Paintings

The Ultimate Sistine Chapel Book

By Sotheby's

In a feature story published earlier this year, Vanity Fair dubbed Heywood Hill “London’s most beloved bookstore.” More recently, the 80-year-old shop in Mayfair, owned by the Duke of Devonshire, received an endorsement from an even higher authority.


The Vatican Museum and Scripta Maneant chose Heywood Hill to be the exclusive seller in the US & UK for La Cappella Sistina, a limited-edition, three-folio-volume, 870-page publication that is the ultimate representation of Michelangelo’s masterpiece. To realize the project, every inch of the chapel was digitally photographed over a series of 65 nights, while the Sistine Chapel was closed to visitors. The result, covered widely in the press, is simply spectacular. Fittingly, copy number 1 of the edition of 1,999 has been given to the Pope. The other 1,998 are certain to be treasured by devotees of the Renaissance, the Vatican and Michelangelo. Priced at £10,000, La Cappella Sistina would make a beautiful acquisition whether for personal pleasure, as a gift or even as a donation to a scholarly library of your choice.


Beyond the years of pleasure La Cappella Sistina will bring, the books also come with a once-in-a-lifetime experience. With every purchase, Heywood Hill and the publishers can arrange a private afterhours tour of the Sistine Chapel, among the rarest privileges for art lovers the world over.

Please contact Lottie Cole lottie@heywoodhill.com to find out more.



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