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Held each autumn in the beautiful and historic Chelsea Old Town Hall, this 28th edition of the Fair brings together more than 80 exhibitors specialising in rare books, first editions, maps, prints, manuscripts and ephemera from all over the world.

There's something for every interest – poetry, children's classics, modern fiction, gardening, cookery, sport, military, crime, art, architecture, travel. Prices start at just a few pounds and dealers are happy to guide you, making this a friendly and inspiring venue for all collectors – whether established or beginner – or those visitors simply looking for an extra special Christmas gift.

In addition to our regular exhibitors we have a line-up of unique events including guided tours designed to introduce visitors to the world of rare books, book signings and talks.

The ABA Chelsea Rare Book Fair has something to offer every type of book lover.

Friday 2nd November: 2pm - 7pm
Saturday 3rd November: 11am - 5pm

Chelsea Old Town Hall
King's Road London SW3 5EE

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Exhibitor Highlights

9884

Betjeman. John.

Metroland

1349

Christian Dior. Preface by Raymond Thuilier. Recipes compiled by Jacques Rouet. Notes and afterword by Robert J. Courtine.

Christian Dior. La Cuisine Cousu-Main

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Plath, Sylvia

The Colossus

Partners & Friends

ABA Chelsea Rare Book Fair is presented by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association (ABA) in collaboration with the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).

ABA Booksellers pledge to:

Guarantee authenticity
Provide accurate description
Disclose defects and restoration
Offer clear and informed pricing

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