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We invite you to partake in Firsts Online a digital version of our rare book fair which launches to the public at 2PM GMT on Friday 5 June 2020.

Over 120 Exhibitors from 15 countries will gather to offer rare and beautiful works including books, maps, manuscripts and ephemera covering a vast array of subjects.

Each exhibitor has been invited to showcase up to 12 highlights from what would have been their exhibited stock at the annual fair in London. This smaller showcase of items has encouraged the dealers to upload many of their most interesting and significant pieces, creating a remarkable and diverse selection from around the world.

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

Friday 5th June: 2pm - 11pm
Friday 12th June: 12am - 11pm

Virtual Fair

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Exhibitor Highlights

IFB April 21 079

Anthony Trollope

The Complete Works of Anthony Trollope

23118 Pierce

William Matthews Pierce

The commonplace book of William Matthews Pierce and...


Christine de Pisan [Caxton]

Boke of the Fayt of Armes and of...

Our Partners

The ABA is proud to partner with Biblio, Official Partner for Firsts London.

Our 2020 Official Charity Partner is The London Library.

With many thanks to Richard Thompson Insurance Brokers for their continuing support.

Firsts London is the jewel in the crown of Rare Books London, a multi-locational festival celebrating all facets of the rare book in London. For more details visit

It is presented by the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association under the auspices of ILAB. All booksellers at the fair are committed to dealing at the very highest levels, and their expertise is second to none.

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