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The ABA Chelsea Rare Book Fair 2017 - Finding the perfect Christmas gift, join guided tours or a book signing

Held each autumn in the beautiful and historic Chelsea Old Town Hall, the Fair brings together more than 80 exhibitors specialising in antique books, first editions, maps, prints, and manuscripts from all over the world. Prices begin at just a few pounds and dealers are happy to guide you, making this an accessible and exciting venue for beginning collectors or those simply looking for an extra special Christmas gift.

Publié le 23 Oct. 2017

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Held each autumn in the beautiful and historic Chelsea Old Town Hall, the Fair brings together more than 80 exhibitors specialising in antique books, first editions, maps, prints, and manuscripts from all over the world. Prices begin at just a few pounds and dealers are happy to guide you, making this an accessible and exciting venue for beginning collectors or those simply looking for an extra special Christmas gift.
This Fair is managed by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association 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
GUIDED TOURS

What are you collecting? The free guided tours at The ABA Chelsea Rare Book Fair are a fantastic way to learn more about rare and collectible books, maps, prints, and ephemera, giving you valuable insight into the world of collecting. Full details of the 2018 tours will be available closer to the Fair dates. All tours will take place on Saturday the 4th of November - please register on the stage in the main hall.

BOOK SIGNING: THOMAS BEWICK: THE SKETCHBOOK OF 1792-1799

In 2013 the only known sketchbook by the famed wood engraver Thomas Bewick re-emerged at the California Book Fair. This highly significant manuscript comprises forty original drawings from Bewick’s most creative period, including some that were later published in his History of British Birds and General History of Quadrupeds. Virtually unknown, it was only exhibited briefly in 1903 and has never been reproduced until now.

Published by Jarndyce Books, this limited edition of 200 copies carefully reproduces the complete sketchbook in facsimile, with book design by Iain Bain and detailed explanatory text by Nigel Tattersfield, both leading authorities on the life and work of the artist.

Purchase your copy of this exciting publication at stand 29, Jarndyce Books, and take it to the main stage from 4pm to 5.30pm on Friday or between 3.30 and 4.30pm on Saturday to have it signed by editor Nigel Tattersfield.

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