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Firsts - London's Rare Book Fair

 07/06/2019 – 09/06/2019 ‘Held in the city’s sparkling new Battersea Evolution, it is one of the largest and most prestigious bibliophilic happenings in the world’ – Bloomberg.com
 
The 62nd edition of the ABA’s annual flagship event returns to Battersea Evolution in the heart of Battersea Park, for a second time. This major three-day event is one of the largest and most prestigious antiquarian book fairs in the world. Showcasing rare, unique and unusual items from more than 170 leading UK and international dealers, Firsts - London's Rare Book Fair is the jewel in the crown of Rare Books London.

Just a few minutes from the City of London, Chelsea, Bloomsbury and the West End - by taxi, train, bus or boat - the area boasts a wealth of fine hotels, restaurants, shops and cultural destinations.
From museum-quality medieval manuscripts to modern signed first editions such as Harry Potter, visitors to the fair can literally hold history in their hands as they view and buy rare books, maps, prints, photographs, ephemera and original artwork.

In addition to regular and new exhibitors, there will be carefully selected series of live events run by specialist organisations and craftspeople. Fascinating hands-on workshops (including family-friendly activities) give visitors a chance to dive straight into the world of fine printing, bookbinding, and calligraphy. You can find out what makes a book rare and learn more about all aspects of book-collecting - and much more - on our popular expert-led guided tours.

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