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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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WILDE, OSCAR The Picture of Dorian Gray.

April 26, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Ed Ruscha; Every Building on the Sunset Strip

April 27, 2017, 11:45 AM ACDT
Bozeman, MT, USA

$3,000 (starting bid)

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J.H. ELDER'S 'DUNCAN COUNTRY HOUSES & VILLAS,' FIRST EDITION

April 27, 2017, 12:00 PM AEST
Melbourne, Australia

AUD30 (starting bid)

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ALF BATCHELDER 'PAVILLIONS IN THE PARK' FIRST EDITION, 375 OF 700

April 27, 2017, 12:00 PM AEST
Melbourne, Australia

AUD180 (starting bid)

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May (Robert) - The Accomplisht Cook, or The Art and Mystery of Cookery...,

April 27, 2017, 1:00 PM BST
Newbury, United Kingdom

£350 (starting bid)

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Walton (Izaak) and Charles Cotton - The Complete Angler,

April 27, 2017, 1:00 PM BST
Newbury, United Kingdom

£120 (starting bid)

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Walton (Izaak) and Charles Cotton - The Complete Angler,

April 27, 2017, 1:00 PM BST
Newbury, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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April 27, 2017, 7:00 PM EST
Edgewater, FL, USA

$11 (starting bid)

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The Silver Mines of Nevada

April 28, 2017, 8:00 AM PST
Reno, NV, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Australian Mining and Metallurgy

April 28, 2017, 8:00 AM PST
Reno, NV, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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ALI MUHAMMAD: (1942-2016) American Boxer, World Heavyweight Champion. Book signe

April 29, 2017, 1:00 PM BST
Nottingham, United Kingdom

£180 (starting bid)

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TRUMP DONALD: (1946-  ) American President 2017- . Book signed, a hardback editi

April 29, 2017, 1:00 PM BST
Nottingham, United Kingdom

£180 (starting bid)

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Bugatti Magnum book

April 29, 2017, 3:00 PM CET
Mülheim, Germany

€180 (starting bid)

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VERVE, VOLUME 1, NUMBER 1 ARTISTIC AND LITERARY QUARTERLY

April 29, 2017, 9:30 AM EST
Mt. Crawford, VA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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First Edition 1/7 Akumako Ver.2 by Beat

April 29, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Boca Raton, FL, USA

$1 (1 bid)

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April 29, 2017, 8:00 AM PST
Reno, NV, USA

$1,000 (starting bid)

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1902 1st Edition THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT by Beatrix Potter Exceptional Book

April 29, 2017, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$12,000 (starting bid)

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1760 Imprint: Mr. Appleton's Sermon Occasioned by The Surrender of Montreal,...!

April 29, 2017, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$1,000 (starting bid)

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1885 Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant First Edition

April 29, 2017, 10:00 AM MST
Bozeman, MT, USA

$600 (8 bids)

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1779, 2nd Ed. Book: Military Instructions for Officers Detached in the Field.

April 29, 2017, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$850 (starting bid)

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1909 Yellowstone National Park Guide w/ Map 1st Ed

April 29, 2017, 10:00 AM MST
Bozeman, MT, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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The Yellowstone National Park By Chittenden 1st Ed

April 29, 2017, 10:00 AM MST
Bozeman, MT, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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1835 Thomas Bradfords - First Edition Comprehensive Atlas 66 Full-page Maps

April 29, 2017, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$2,400 (starting bid)

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WInchester Book Collection

April 29, 2017, 10:00 AM MST
Bozeman, MT, USA

$60 (2 bids)

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First Edition My Experiences In The World War Set

April 29, 2017, 10:00 AM MST
Bozeman, MT, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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3 Volumes Of South Carolina Coast Negro History

April 29, 2017, 10:00 AM MST
Bozeman, MT, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Six Volumes On Indian Wars In The West

April 29, 2017, 10:00 AM MST
Bozeman, MT, USA

$30 (1 bid)

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Brazilian Kyanite in Quartz Matrix

April 29, 2017, 5:00 PM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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The Boy Spy -JO Kerby

April 29, 2017, 5:00 PM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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From Dawn to Daylight

April 29, 2017, 5:00 PM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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The Life and Death of Adolph Hitler

April 29, 2017, 5:00 PM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Brazilian Kyanite in Quartz Matrix

April 29, 2017, 5:00 PM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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