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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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Bekker, M. GREGOIRE Human & Rousseau, Cape Town, 1990. First edition. Illus

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM CAT
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Claerhout, F. M. RECONCILIATION/VERSOENING Edrich (pty) Limited, Stellenbos

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM CAT
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Goldblatt, David SOME AFRIKANERS PHOTOGRAPHED Murray Crawford, Cape Town, 1

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM CAT
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Hilton, J. & Vladislavic, I. BLANK_ARCHITECTURE: APARTHEID AND AFTER Nether

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM CAT
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HENKEL, M. & SKAWRAN, K. IRMIN HENKEL Butterworths, Durban, 1982, first edi

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM CAT
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Meintjes, J. P. MAGGIE LAUBSER Jacques Dusseau & Co., 1944. First edition,

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM CAT
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Stern, I. ZANZIBAR J. L van Schaik, Pretoria, 1948, first edition, from the

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Sachs, J. IRMA STERN AND THE SPIRIT OF AFRICA Red Fawn Press, Pretoria, c.

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM CAT
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THE ART OF ALEXANDER ROSE-INNES Perskor, Cape Town, 1991, first edition, si

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Child, L. & Claerhout, F. XOLI AND THE CHRISTMAS FATHER Vlaeberg, Cape Town

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Obholzer, A. M., Baraitser, M. & Malherbe, W. D. THE CAPE HOUSE AND ITS INT

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM CAT
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Andrews, Henry Charles COLOURED ENGRAVINGS OF HEATHS London: by the author

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Alphen Drive, South Africa

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Andrews, H. C. COLOURED ENGRAVINGS OF HEATHS London: by the author and prin

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Lydekker, Richard THE ROYAL NATURAL HISTORY, 6 VOLS London: Frederick Warne

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Potocki, Joseph Count SPORT IN SOMALILAND BEING AN ACCOUNT OF A HUNTING TRI

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No Image Available

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Musick, J. A. and others (Editors) THE BIOLOGY OF LATIMERIA CHALUMNAE AND E

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM CAT
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Barrow, John TRAVELS IN CHINA London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1804 First e

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Labillardiere ATLAS POUR SERVIE A' LA RELATION DU VOYAGE A' LA RECHERCHE DE

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge MAPS London: Chapman & Hall,

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge COMPLETE ATLAS OF MODERN, CLA

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Anon THE UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA AND THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918 OFFICIAL HISTO

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM CAT
Alphen Drive, South Africa

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Anon UNION CASTLE SOUTH AFRICA AND EAST AFRICA VINTAGE London: Union Castle

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Alphen Drive, South Africa

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Bird, John THE ANNALS OF NATAL 1495 - 1845, 2 VOLS Cape Town: T. Maskew Mil

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM CAT
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Boon, Martin James THE HISTORY OF THE ORANGE FREE STATE London: William Ree

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM CAT
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Fairbairn, John (Hon. Secretary) REPORT OF THE GOOD HOPE SOCIETY FOR AID TO

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King, Capt. W. R. CAMPAIGNING IN KAFFIRLAND: SCENES AND ADVENTURES IN THE K

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM CAT
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LINES, G. W. LADYSMITH SIEGE 2ND NOVR 1899 TO 1ST MARCH 1900 Pietermaritzbu

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM CAT
Alphen Drive, South Africa

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Orr, Trooper A.S. SCOTTISH YEOMANRY IN SOUTH AFRICA 1900 - 1901: A RECORD O

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM CAT
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Rew, H. G. McKenzie Capt. RECORDS OF THE ROUGH RIDERS, XXTH BATTALION IMPER

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM CAT
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Anon SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS POSTER IN GERMAN

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STALKER, JOHN (EDITOR) THE NATAL CARBINEERS, 1855 – 1911 Pietermaritzburg:

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM CAT
Alphen Drive, South Africa

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Van Riebeek Society FIRST SERIES, VOL. 1 - 50 Cape Town: Van Riebeeck Socie

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM CAT
Alphen Drive, South Africa

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Ward, Roland ROWLAND WARD'S AFRICAN RECORDS OF BIG GAME, XIX EDITION San An

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM CAT
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Chemdat Shlomo - by Rosh Av Beit Din of Warsaw - First Edition

February 21, 2017, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

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Mahram Ben Baruch Responsa - First Edition

February 21, 2017, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

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Artzot Ha'Chaim (the Malbim) - First Edition - Signature of Rabbi Raphael Zilberman of Safed

February 21, 2017, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

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Maginei Eretz - Novellae by Rabbi Akiva Eger First Edition - Signature

February 21, 2017, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

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Volume with Five Books - Most of them First Editions

February 21, 2017, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

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Kaf Ha'Chaim - Jerusalem 1915 - First Edition - Signatures of Rabbi Ezra Harari Raful

February 21, 2017, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

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Catalogue JAR - Band I and II, ROSENTHAL JOEL Arthur

February 23, 2017, 11:00 AM CET
Mutterstadt, Germany

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[Irving (Washington)]

February 23, 2017, 12:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

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No Image Available

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London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom

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Conrad (Joseph) - Almayer's Folly,

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London, United Kingdom

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du Maurier (Daphne) - The Scapegoat,

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London, United Kingdom

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Douglas (Norman) - Siren Land,

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London, United Kingdom

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Faulkner (William) - Light In August,

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London, United Kingdom

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Golding (William) - The Spire,

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London, United Kingdom

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Grafton (Sue) -

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London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom

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James (P.D.) - Cover Her Face,

February 23, 2017, 12:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£350 (starting bid)

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Lawrence (D.H.) - Sons and Lovers,

February 23, 2017, 12:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£120 (starting bid)

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No Image Available

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London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom

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Wells (H.G.) - The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents,

February 23, 2017, 12:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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[Andersen]

February 23, 2017, 12:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

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