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Saatchi Gallery 18–21 May 2023

We are very lucky to have this kind of fair… it’s not elitist, it’s not specialist, you don’t have to be a scholar, you just have to be someone with an immense thirst for the glory of books.”

- Stephen Fry, actor, writer and book collector

Next year marks the 66th edition of one of the most popular and prestigious rare book fairs in the world.
Whether you're a collector looking for the next masterpiece to add to your library, or a bibliophile who loves browsing second-hand classics, Firsts London is the book fair for you. Discover titles by distinguished authors, ephemera from celebrity readers and manuscripts from history's great moments, all in the heart of Chelsea.

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18 May 2023: 5pm - 9pm (PV - £50 at door)
19 May 2023: 11am - 8pm (£10 at door)
20 May 2023: 11am - 6pm (FREE)
21 May 2023: 11am - 5pm (FREE)

Saatchi Gallery
Duke of York's Square, King's Road, London SW3 4RY

Exhibitor Highlights

Autograph letter on silk signed (


KIM IL-SUNG, Founder of North Korea and Leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (1912-1994).

Autograph letter on silk signed ("Kim Il-sung"). [Pyongyang], 13 August 1947.
The Scouring of the White Horse Or, the Long Vacation…

Charmingly bound and illustrated regional history in the form of…

Hughes, Thomas

The Scouring of the White Horse Or, the Long Vacation Ramble of a London Clerk
Time Was Away - A notebook in Corsica

The Alan Ross / John Minton collaboration with full page…

John Minton; Alan Ross

Time Was Away - A notebook in Corsica


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