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First Edition Books

Finding and possessing a rare first edition book is often a goal of both the novice and expert book collector. For many vintage books or books published by a small imprint, only 100 or so copies were run for the first edition, so they are both highly sought after and hard to find. This is particularly true of books that later became unexpectedly popular. First edition books that have won a literary award are a true treasure for collectors.

First edition books are often particularly prized because of the integrity to the author’s intent. Later editions may include changes to the original text, format, or binding. Some first editions are almost impossible to find, such as a "Don Quixote" original by Miguel de Cervantes.

Collecting first edition books can be both a science and a gamble... Read more

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Architecture - Freart, Roland

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£360 (starting bid)

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Arnauld, Antoine and Pierre Nicole

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£130 (starting bid)

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Ascham, Roger

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£90 (starting bid)

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Bacon, Sir Francis

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£450 (starting bid)

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Barham, Rev. R.H

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£900 (starting bid)

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Bayley, John

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£270 (starting bid)

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Blount, Thomas - Charles II

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£270 (starting bid)

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Churchill, Sir Winston

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£900 (starting bid)

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Glastonbury, Somerset - Warner, Rev. Richard

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£90 (starting bid)

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Holinshed, Raphael - William Atwood

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£1,800 (starting bid)

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Ireland - Petrie, George

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£130 (starting bid)

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Lawrence, T.E. - Golden Cockerel Press

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£600 (starting bid)

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Rushworth, John

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£540 (starting bid)

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Tenison, Thomas

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£180 (starting bid)

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Westmorland and Lake District, including Bellasis, Edward.

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£135 (starting bid)

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Witchcraft - Law, Rev. Robert

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£90 (starting bid)

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Blyton, Enid

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£135 (starting bid)

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Evans, I.O.

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£270 (starting bid)

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Milne, A.A.

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£450 (starting bid)

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Rowling, J.K.

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£260 (1 bid)

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6 volumes on medals and decorations, including Mayo, John Horsley

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£180 (starting bid)

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Andrew of Wyntoun - David MacPherson

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£270 (starting bid)

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Barker, Matthew Henry - George Cruikshank, illustrator

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£225 (starting bid)

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Hyde, Edward, Earl of Clarendon

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£270 (starting bid)

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Hyde, Edward, Earl of Clarendon

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£108 (starting bid)

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Roberts, David - Thomas Rowlandson, illustrator

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£180 (starting bid)

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Three 17th Century works, including Raleigh, Walter

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£180 (2 bids)

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Boswell, James

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£1,350 (starting bid)

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Buchan, John, a collection of 18 First Editions, comprising

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£180 (starting bid)

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Dickens, Charles

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£108 (starting bid)

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Dickens, Charles

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£180 (starting bid)

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Dickens, Charles

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£225 (starting bid)

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Dickens, Charles

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£90 (starting bid)

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Modern first editions, 29 volumes, comprising Herbert, James

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£270 (starting bid)

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Doyle, Arthur Conan

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£180 (starting bid)

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Four novels - Fleming, Ian

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£260 (1 bid)

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Greene, Graham

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£135 (starting bid)

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Johnson, Samuel

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£4,500 (starting bid)

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Johnson, Samuel - Piozzi, Hester Lynch Thrale

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£180 (starting bid)

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May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£180 (starting bid)

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Scott, Sir Walter

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£135 (starting bid)

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Scott, Sir Walter

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£270 (starting bid)

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Scott, Sir Walter - 10 First Editions comprising

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£270 (starting bid)

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Scott, Sir Walter - 3 First editions, and 1 Second edition, in original boards

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£180 (starting bid)

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Scott, Sir Walter - in the Original Boards

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£180 (starting bid)

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Scott, Sir Walter - Lockhart, John Gibson

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£135 (starting bid)

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Scott, Sir Walter - Ten First Editions, comprising

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£270 (starting bid)

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Scott, Sir Walter, a collection, comprising

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£180 (starting bid)

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Scott, Sir Walter; a collection of 5 works in 9 volumes, comprising:

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£180 (starting bid)

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Stevenson, Robert Louis

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£720 (starting bid)

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Stevenson, Robert Louis

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£90 (starting bid)

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Tolkien, J.R.R.

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£260 (starting bid)

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Tolkien, J.R.R.

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£180 (starting bid)

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Cookery, a collection including David, Elizabeth

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£108 (starting bid)

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Illustrated Satire - Combe, William

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£135 (starting bid)

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Illustrated Satire - [Combe, William] - Thomas Rowlandson, illustrator

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£360 (starting bid)

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Illustrated Satire - Egan, Pierce

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£180 (starting bid)

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Miscellaneous volumes, including Ross, M.

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£135 (starting bid)

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Syme, Patrick

May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£90 (starting bid)

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