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FIRSTS: LONDON'S RARE BOOK FAIR

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

Photographic archive of Damascus Views.

Damascus Archive.

Felix Bonfils.

Photographic archive of Damascus Views.
Genesis: Twelve Woodcuts by Paul Nash with the First Chapter…

Illustrator’s own copy inscribed in pencil to front free end…

NASH, Paul

Genesis: Twelve Woodcuts by Paul Nash with the First Chapter of Genesis in the Authorised Version.
Manuscript entitled, ‘Anecdotes relative to the Island of Jersey 1767’…

18th-century Jersey Corn Riots

[CAMPBELL, John].

Manuscript entitled, ‘Anecdotes relative to the Island of Jersey 1767’ and early ciphering book.

PARTNERS

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