Firsts - London’s Rare Book Fair, presented by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association, has announced that the Official Fair Partner this year is international online rare bookseller Biblio. The ABA’s annual flagship event will open its doors to visitors from 7 – 9 June in beautiful Battersea Park. More than 150 exhibitors from around the world – sole traders and larger companies – will showcase rare, unique and unusual works for visitors with a wide range of cultural interests and a passion for the printed word, art, books maps and related ephemera from museum-quality medieval manuscripts to modern signed first editions.
Appropriately for the first Firsts London, its Charity Partner for 2019 is Shakespeare’s Globe and visitors are in for a treat. There will be an exhibition at the Fair of highlights from the Globe Library including books from The John Wolfson Rare Book Collection. Wolfson, the New York-based collector, author, and the Globe’s Honorary Curator of Rare Books will curate the Exhibition and give an exclusive talk.