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Event Information

Rare Books Edinburgh is a festival dedicated to rare, collectable, and important books and the history of the book. The book fair will take place this year, and the talks, exhibitions, and workshops for collectors, bibliophiles, and book-lovers will hopefully return in 2023.

The talks usually include introductions suitable for budding book-lovers and those merely curious about the history of the book, along with scholars delving into their latest research. Collections rarely seen by the public will be on show.  At the centre is Scotland's largest and most prestigious book fair, with specialist dealers in rare and collectable books from all over Britain (and farther afield) offering selections from their stock.

Members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA) will also be offering books for sale.
Please scroll down to see the floor plans with the lists of exhibitors.

Free admission.  Everybody welcome.

The image is of The Royal Mile which is the historic heart of Edinburgh and also the stretch of road connecting Edinburgh Castle with Holyrood Palace, the Queen's residence in Scotland.

Key Details

Time & Date 25th March 2022, 12:00 - 19:00 26th March 2022, 10:00 - 17:00

Venue Radisson Blu Hotel, 80 High Street, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1TH

Website http://www.rarebooksedinburgh.com

Organisers Ron Wilson, Old Town Bookshop Tel: 0131 305 1701 Email: ronwilsonoldbooks@me.com
Andrew Betchley, Ravelston Books Tel: 0131 337 1947 Email: andybetchley99@gmail.com

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Travel Information

Parking

Plenty on site

Train

Edinburgh Waverley, half a mile distant

Driving

M8, Junction 1

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Highlights

If you are thinking of attending this fair, why not have a look at some of the books recommended by some of the Members who will be there.

Empire Exhibition 1924

Unknown

Not stated

£130.00

Offered by Ian Reilly Books

The Form and Order of the ... Coronation of Their...

Unknown

Baskett

Reserved

Offered by Ian Reilly Books

Lodging for single men - Victorian prostitution?

Unknown

Not known

£40.00

Offered by Ian Reilly Books

Cholera Morbus 1832

Unknown

Printed by Cusson, Horncastle

£40.00

Offered by Ian Reilly Books

Letter to an Empress with some Roots

Unknown

Reserved

Offered by Ian Reilly Books

Uzbekstan {rare title showcasing Soviet photograph...

Max Penson, Russian photographer

Publihsed in Tashkent

£50.00

Offered by Wool House Autographic

Kavafi Peza [Cavafy's Prose]

Costantine Peter Cavafy [Konstantinos Petrou Cavafis] pre-eminent Greek poet of the twentieth century

Edotikos Oikos G Fexi

£45.00

Offered by Wool House Autographic

Whisky in Victorian Argyll, 1865

Various

n/a

£100.00

Offered by Wool House Autographic

The Shetland Dictionary (rare first edition)

John J. Graham

Thule Press

£30.00

Offered by Wool House Autographic

VG copy with Newcastle provenance. A Manual of the...

W[illiam]. Turton

Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green

£65.00

Offered by Wool House Autographic

Correspondence, with much commercial and trade con...

Dougal McLean, Edinburgh fruit merchant, and his son, James, working for the London firm of Hanson and Son.

n/a

£575.00

Offered by Wool House Autographic

A series of letters to his family in Edinburgh in...

Nathaniel Taylor, storekeeper in the Portsmouth naval establishment

£250.00

Offered by Wool House Autographic

The Birds of the Island of Bute [with presentation...

John Morell McWilliam

Witherby

£95.00

Offered by Wool House Autographic

The Birds of Burma

H H Harington [Major, Indian Army]

Rangoon Gazette

£150.00

Offered by Wool House Autographic

Episcopalian controversies in mid Victorian Argyll...

Episcopalian Bishop Alexander Ewing [1814-1873] first bishop of the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles [1847

n/a

£250.00

Offered by Wool House Autographic

Eduardo Paolozzi, The Tate Gallery, 22 September -...

TATE

£50.00

Offered by Old Town Bookshop

Joan Miro Lithographies

LEIRIS, Michel & MOURLOT, Fernand

1972

£300.00

Offered by Old Town Bookshop

Fair Exhibitors

If you would like to see which Members will be at this fair, you can browse through them all below. Just select the letter their name starts with and click their name to see their specific page.

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Donald Munro | Donald Munro St Albans

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Ian Reilly Books | Ian Reilly Broxburn

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Floor Plan & Exhibitors

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