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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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September 30, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

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(Scranton Estate : Americana)

September 30, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$30,000 (starting bid)

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Baum. The Lost King of Oz, 1st Edition

October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Towson, MD, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Baum. The Hungry Tiger of Oz, 1st Edition

October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Towson, MD, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Baum. The Gnome King of OZ, 1st Edition

October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Towson, MD, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Thompson. Pirates in OZ, 1st Edition

October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Towson, MD, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Thompson. The Purple Prince of OZ, 1st Edition

October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Towson, MD, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Cabool: being a personal narrative of a journey to and

October 1, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Denver, CO, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Campaigning on the Oxus and the Fall of Khiva

October 1, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Denver, CO, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Buddhist Records of the Western World. Two volumes

October 1, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Denver, CO, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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1882 ' Braxton's Bar' By R. M. Daggett

October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Glendale, AZ, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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1868 Life Of Ulysses S. Grant By John S. C. Abbott

October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Glendale, AZ, USA

$10 (1 bid)

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Signed 1st Edition Ernest Hemingway

October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$200 (1 bid)

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Annie Leibovitz, Women, Signed, First Edition,

October 2, 2016, 10:30 AM AEST
Camperdown, Australia

AUD400 (starting bid)

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Andre Kertesz - Distortions,

October 2, 2016, 10:30 AM AEST
Camperdown, Australia

AUD200 (starting bid)

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Nevada Water History Reference Library

October 2, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Reno, NV, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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Pittman Biography Library

October 2, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Reno, NV, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Sarah Winnemucca Library Archive

October 2, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Reno, NV, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Nevada Historical Reference Library

October 2, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Reno, NV, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Nevada by Effie Mona Mack

October 2, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Reno, NV, USA

$75 (starting bid)

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Pots O' Gold, 2 Copies

October 2, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Reno, NV, USA

$75 (starting bid)

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3 Volume Goodwin Library

October 2, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Reno, NV, USA

$75 (starting bid)

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2 Davis Volumes With Index

October 2, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Reno, NV, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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C.B. Glasscock Collection 3 Vols.

October 2, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Reno, NV, USA

$35 (starting bid)

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Russia History Library

October 2, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Reno, NV, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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Spanish, Mexican, and American Military in South West Pre-Civil War Library.

October 2, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Reno, NV, USA

$60 (starting bid)

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Biography of Eusebio Francisco Kino

October 2, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Reno, NV, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Western Exploration Library

October 2, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Reno, NV, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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The Pathfinder, Private work on John Fremont

October 2, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Reno, NV, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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