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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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Potter (Beatrix) The Story of Miss Moppet, first edition in book form, [1916].

March 30, 2017, 10:30 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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Potter (Beatrix) The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher, first edition, 1906.

March 30, 2017, 10:30 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£320 (starting bid)

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Potter (Beatrix) The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher, first edition, deluxe issue, 1906.

March 30, 2017, 10:30 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£320 (starting bid)

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Potter (Beatrix) The Tale of Tom Kitten, first edition, 1907.

March 30, 2017, 10:30 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£240 (starting bid)

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Potter (Beatrix) The Roly-Poly Pudding, first edition, signed by the author, 1908.

March 30, 2017, 10:30 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£480 (starting bid)

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Potter (Beatrix) The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck, first edition, 1908.

March 30, 2017, 10:30 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£320 (starting bid)

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Potter (Beatrix) The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck, first edition, deluxe issue, 1908.

March 30, 2017, 10:30 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£950 (starting bid)

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Potter (Beatrix) The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies, first edition, 1909.

March 30, 2017, 10:30 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£240 (starting bid)

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Potter (Beatrix) Ginger & Pickles, first edition, 1909.

March 30, 2017, 10:30 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£160 (starting bid)

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Potter (Beatrix) The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies, first edition, deluxe issue, 1909 [but 1910].

March 30, 2017, 10:30 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£650 (starting bid)

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Potter (Beatrix) The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse, first edition, glacine dust-jacket, [1910].

March 30, 2017, 10:30 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£480 (starting bid)

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Potter (Beatrix) The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse, first edition, deluxe issue, 1910.

March 30, 2017, 10:30 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£800 (starting bid)

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Potter (Beatrix) The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes, first edition, glacine dust-jacket , 1911.

March 30, 2017, 10:30 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£480 (starting bid)

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Potter (Beatrix) The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes, first edition, deluxe issue, 1911.

March 30, 2017, 10:30 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£650 (starting bid)

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Potter (Beatrix) The Tale of Mr. Tod, first edition, 1912.

March 30, 2017, 10:30 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£160 (starting bid)

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Potter (Beatrix) The Tale of Pigling Bland, first edition with broken glacine dust-jacket, 1913.

March 30, 2017, 10:30 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£240 (starting bid)

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Potter (Beatrix) Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes, first edition, 1917.

March 30, 2017, 10:30 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£160 (starting bid)

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Potter (Beatrix) The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse, first edition, 1918.

March 30, 2017, 10:30 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£240 (1 bid)

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Potter (Beatrix) Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes, first edition, [1922].

March 30, 2017, 10:30 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£160 (starting bid)

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Potter (Beatrix) Peter Rabbit's Almanac for 1929, first edition, 1929.

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London, United Kingdom

£240 (starting bid)

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Potter (Beatrix) The Fairy Caravan, first edition, one of 100 copies, 1929.

March 30, 2017, 10:30 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£1,600 (starting bid)

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Potter (Beatrix) The Tale of Little Pig Robinson, first edition, 1930.

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London, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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Potter (Beatrix) Sister Anne, first edition, second issue, Philadelphia, 1932.

March 30, 2017, 10:30 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£200 (starting bid)

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2 TPB's

April 1, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Londonderry, NH, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Sitting Bull and the Indian War First Edition 1891

April 1, 2017, 10:00 AM MST
Bozeman, MT, USA

$50 (4 bids)

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Precious Stones A Book Of Reference 1st Ed.

April 1, 2017, 10:00 AM MST
Bozeman, MT, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Old Mitt Laughs Last by Puckette 1st Ed circa 1944

April 1, 2017, 10:00 AM MST
Bozeman, MT, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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VERVE PABLO PICASSO DOUBLE ISSUE 1948

April 1, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
West Palm Beach, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Complete First Edition Ten Volume Series, Stephen Wootton Bushell: Oriental Ce

April 2, 2017, 12:00 PM CST
Dallas, TX, USA

$1,500 (starting bid)

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Ginzei Yosef - Lvov, 1792 - First Edition

April 5, 2017, 6:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

$4,000 (starting bid)

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Likutei Torah - Tchernovitz, 1859 - First Edition

April 5, 2017, 6:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

$300 (starting bid)

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Or Ha'Ganuz - Ve'Zot Li'Yehudah - Lemberg, 1866 - First Edition - Includes the Rare Cover

April 5, 2017, 6:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

$500 (starting bid)

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