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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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Henry Miller tropic of Capricorn 1st edition

August 27, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD90 (2 bids)

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MULLER JOURNALS VOL 1: 1948 - 1950 THE WASHINGTON

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Tallahassee, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Bertram, Charles. Isn't It Wonderful? London: Swann & Sonnenschein, 1896. F

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Burlingame, H.J. Leaves from Conjurers' Scrap Books. Chicago, 1891. First E

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Clarke, Sidney W. The Annals of Conjuring. London: George Johnson, 1929. Au

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$2,400 (starting bid)

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(Cremer, W.H.) The Secret Out, or 1000 Tricks with Cards. New York: Dick &

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Devant, David. Woes of a Wizard. London: S.H. Bousfield, (1903). First edit

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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Downs, T. Nelson. Modern Coin Manipulation. London: Downs Magical Co., 1900

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Evans, Henry Ridgley. History of Conjuring and Magic. Kenton: International

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Fechner, Christian. La Magie de Robert-Houdin. Bolougne: FCF Editions, 2005

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$900 (starting bid)

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Fischer, Ottokar (ed.). J.N. Hofzinser KartenkŸnste. Vienna and Leipzig: J

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$175 (starting bid)

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Forte, Steve. Casino Game Protection. Las Vegas: SLF, 2004. First edition.

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Forte, Steve. Poker Protection. Las Vegas: SLF, 2006. First edition. Pictor

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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Garcia, Frank. Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic. Author, 1976. First Editi

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Gardner, Martin. Lot of Two Signed Books. Including The Flight of Peter Fro

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Godwin, William. Lives of the Necromancers. London: Frederick J. Mason, 444

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Guyot, [Edme-Gilles]. Nouevelles Recreations Physiques et Mathematiques. Pa

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Hilliard, John Northern. Greater Magic. Minneapolis: Carl Waring Jones, 193

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Hoffmann, Professor (Angelo Lewis). Conjurer Dick. London: Frederick Warne,

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Hoffmann, Professor (Angelo Lewis). Latest Magic. New York: Spon & Chamberl

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Hoffmann, Professor (Angelo Lewis). Modern Magic. New York: George Routledg

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Hoffmann, Professor. Puzzles Old and New. London: Frederick Warne, ca. 1893

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Hoffmann, Professor (Angelo Lewis). Tricks with Cards. London, ca. 1884. Fi

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Hooper, William. Rational Recreations, in Which the Principles of Numbers a

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$350 (starting bid)

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Jarrett, Guy. Magic and Stage Craft Technical. [New York]: Author, 1936. Fi

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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Jay, Ricky. Cards as Weapons. New York: Darien House, 1977. First edition.

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Johnson, George. Conjurers' Tales. London: Munro's, 1910. First edition. Pi

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Kaufman, Richard. Jennings '67. Washington, D.C.: Kaufman and Co., 1997. Fi

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Marlo, Ed. Control Systems. Author, 1952. Comb-bound wraps. Illustrated. 4t

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Maskelyne, John Nevil. Sharps and Flats. London: Longmans, Green & Co., 189

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Maskelyne, Nevil and David Devant. Our Magic. London: George Routledge, [19

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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Medium, A. (pseudo. Elijah Farrington). Revelations of a Spirit Medium. St.

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$150 (1 bid)

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Mulholland, John. Beware Familiar Spirits. New York: Scribner's, 1938. Firs

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Mulholland, John. Magic in the Making. New York: Scribner's, 1925. First Ed

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Neale, Robert. Folding Money Fooling. Washington, D.C.: Kaufman & Greenberg

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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[Paris, John Ayrton] Philosophy in Sport Made Science in Earnest. London: L

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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Preston, Paul. The Fireside Magician. New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1870. Fi

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Price, David. Magic: A Pictorial History of Conjurers in the Theater. New Y

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Robinson, Ben and Larry White. Twelve Have Died. Watertown: Magic Art Book

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$80 (1 bid)

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Romano, Chuck. The Art of Deception. South Elgin, 1997. Number 21 of 50 lea

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Roth, David. Expert Coin Magic. [Washington], Kaufman & Greenberg, 1985. Fi

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$60 (3 bids)

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Roy, Fergus (ed.). The Davenport Story, Vols. 1 - 4. London, 2009 - 12. Fir

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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Sharpe, S.H. Neo-Magic Artistry. [Seattle]: Miracle Factory, 2000. First Ed

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Sperber, Burton. Miracles of My Friends I and II, and Other Publications. M

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Teale, Oscar. Higher Magic. New York: Adams Press, 1920. Number 63 from the

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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Teller and Todd Karr. House of Mystery: the Magic Science of David P. Abbot

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Thurston, Howard. My Life of Magic. Philadelphia: Dorrance, 1929. First edi

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$25 (1 bid)

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Walton, Roy. Collection of a Dozen Lecture Notes and Booklets. Including Da

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Ganson, Lewis. Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig. London: Harry Stanley,

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Vernon, Dai. The Vernon Touch: Writings of Dai Vernon in Genii, 1968Ã?1991.

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$50 (1 bid)

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