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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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Fulke (Sir Greville, 1st Baron Brooke) Certaine Learned and Elegant Workes, 1633.

May 24, 2017, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£1,200 (starting bid)

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Churchill (Winston Spencer) The River War, 2 vol., first edition, 1899.

May 24, 2017, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£800 (starting bid)

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Dahl (Roald) Someone Like You, first edition, signed by the author, 1953.

May 24, 2017, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£800 (starting bid)

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Dexter (Colin) Last Bus to Woodstock, first edition, signed inscription from the author, 1975.

May 24, 2017, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£480 (starting bid)

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Frank (Anne) The Diary of a Young Girl, first English edition, 1952.

May 24, 2017, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£160 (1 bid)

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Greene (Graham) Stamboul Train, first edition, 1932.

May 24, 2017, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£400 (starting bid)

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Greene (Graham) It's a Battlefield, first edition, 1934.

May 24, 2017, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£320 (starting bid)

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Greene (Graham) The Confidential Agent, first edition, 1939.

May 24, 2017, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£1,200 (starting bid)

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Greene (Graham) The Power and the Glory, first edition, 1940.

May 24, 2017, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£950 (starting bid)

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Joyce (James) Dubliners, second English edition, [1918].

May 24, 2017, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£480 (1 bid)

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Kipling (Rudyard) Plain Tales From the Hills, first edition, first issue, Calcutta, 1888.

May 24, 2017, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£200 (starting bid)

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Kipling (Rudyard) Puck of Pook's Hill, first edition with A.L.s. from the author, 1906.

May 24, 2017, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£240 (starting bid)

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Le Carré (John) The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, first edition, A.N.s by the author, 1963.

May 24, 2017, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£240 (starting bid)

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Rowling  (J.K.) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, first edition, signed by the author, 1998.

May 24, 2017, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£1,600 (starting bid)

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Waugh (Evelyn) Labels, first edition, 1930.

May 24, 2017, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£400 (starting bid)

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Waugh (Evelyn) Black Mischief, first edition, 1932; and 11 others by the same (12)

May 24, 2017, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£320 (starting bid)

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Waugh (Evelyn) Scoop, first edition, first issue, card signed by the author, 1938.

May 24, 2017, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£800 (starting bid)

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Waugh (Evelyn) Brideshead Revisited, first edition, 1945.

May 24, 2017, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£320 (starting bid)

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Geology.- Greenough (George Bellas) A Geological Map of England & Wales, second edition, 1839-40.

May 24, 2017, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£1,600 (starting bid)

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West Indies.- Hughes (Rev. Griffith) The Natural History of Barbados, first edition, 1750.

May 24, 2017, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£800 (starting bid)

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Bradford's History of Plimoth Plantation

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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U-BOATS AGAINST CANADA: GERMAN SUBMARINES

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$35 (starting bid)

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LUCRETIA BORGIA

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Happy Birthday to You, First Edition Dr. Seuss

May 24, 2017, 7:30 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$60 (starting bid)

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Herend Hand Painted Porcelain Boxer

May 27, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Boynton Beach, FL, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Book - Wind, Sand and Stars - First Edition 1939

May 27, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Book - Lord Hornblower by C.S. Forester

May 27, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Book - Lord Hornblower

May 27, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Book - The Seas and the Subs

May 27, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Lot of (4) The Hardy Boys First Edition hardbacks

May 27, 2017, 4:00 PM EST
Clearwater, FL, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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A First Edition Charlie Brown Boxed Set of Books

May 28, 2017, 10:30 AM AEST
Alexandria, Australia

AUD20 (starting bid)

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Nina Fletcher Little; Abby Rockefeller Folk Art

May 28, 2017, 7:15 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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The Cheltenham Gravures: A Gallery of Art

May 28, 2017, 9:00 PM EST
Scranton, PA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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May 30, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Haarlem, Netherlands

€30 (starting bid)

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