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FIRSTS: LONDON'S RARE BOOK FAIR

Saatchi Gallery 15 - 18 May 2025

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

Firsts London is 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 event 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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15 May 2025: 5pm - 9pm Invitation Only
16 May 2025: 11am - 8pm £10
17 May 2025: 11am - 6pm £5
18 May 2025: 11am - 5pm FREE

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

Exhibitor Highlights

With Wordsworth's signature tipped in.

POEMS, in Two Volumes by (the ) author of The…

William Wordsworth

With Wordsworth's signature tipped in.
Humboldt, Alexander v. u. Aimé Bonpland Vues pittoresques des Cordillères…

Humboldt, Alexander v. u. Aimé Bonpland

Humboldt, Alexander v. u. Aimé Bonpland Vues pittoresques des Cordillères, et monumens des egions indigènes de…
Le vray pietisme ou traité, dans lequel on explique la…

With the embroidered arms of the marquis and marchioness de…

ROQUES, Pierre.

Le vray pietisme ou traité, dans lequel on explique la nature & les éffets de la…


SUPPORTERS

Firsts London is presented by the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association under the auspices of ILAB. Our booksellers are committed to dealing at the very highest levels, with expertise second to none

We are delighted to be working again with the FT Weekend as our media partner for Firsts London 2024.

We are proud to welcome the Friends of the Bodleian Library as our library partner this year.

Firsts London is kindly supported by the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, the Antiques Trade Gazette, Biblio, Partners&, and Abe Books.