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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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Five Mills & Boon Volumes, Including First Edition,

April 30, 2017, 1:00 PM AEST
Alexandria, Australia

AUD30 (starting bid)

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antique 1916 Princess Mary's Gift Book with rare dust jacket

April 30, 2017, 7:00 AM EST
Morrisville, PA, USA

$35 (starting bid)

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antique 1886 Walter Crane Little Queen Anne book

April 30, 2017, 7:00 AM EST
Morrisville, PA, USA

$50 (1 bid)

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vintage 1st first edition of Holland Today book

April 30, 2017, 7:00 AM EST
Morrisville, PA, USA

$8 (1 bid)

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rare vintage 1st first edition Literature of Jazz book

April 30, 2017, 7:00 AM EST
Morrisville, PA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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1st Ed. Vol. 2

April 30, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Beverly, MA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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California Life Illustrated; First Edition

April 30, 2017, 8:00 AM PST
Reno, NV, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Crusoe's Island...Sketches of Adventure in California and Washoe

April 30, 2017, 8:00 AM PST
Reno, NV, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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George Martin Signed Book - The Beatles

April 30, 2017, 6:00 PM BST
Chesterfield, United Kingdom

£70 (starting bid)

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Audubon Book Collection, Birds of North America

April 30, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$1,200 (starting bid)

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Franklin Mint Duck Stamps of America

May 1, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$75 (starting bid)

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1849 Life and Public Services of John Quincy Adams by William Seward FIRST EDITION

May 1, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
East Rochester, NY, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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1885 Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant 2 Volume Set FIRST EDITION

May 1, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
East Rochester, NY, USA

$25 (1 bid)

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1854

May 1, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
East Rochester, NY, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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BLIGH, WILLIAM: A VOYAGE TO THE SOUTHERN SEA ... IN HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP THE BOUNTY

May 2, 2017, 11:00 AM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£4,000 (starting bid)

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FLAGS AND PENNANTS

May 2, 2017, 11:00 AM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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May 3, 2017, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

$120 (starting bid)

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May 3, 2017, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

$100 (starting bid)

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Meil Shmuel - Kitzur HaShelah. Venice, 1705. First Edition

May 3, 2017, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

$150 (starting bid)

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May 3, 2017, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

$100 (starting bid)

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Darchei Moshe, Sulzbach 1692. First edition

May 3, 2017, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

$100 (starting bid)

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May 3, 2017, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

$300 (starting bid)

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May 3, 2017, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

$100 (starting bid)

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May 3, 2017, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

$120 (starting bid)

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May 3, 2017, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

$240 (starting bid)

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Jerusalem, Israel

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Jerusalem, Israel

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Machane Chaim, Munkacs 1871-1885. First Edition

May 3, 2017, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

$100 (starting bid)

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Mishnayot Komarno, Order of Taharot. Lemberg, 1862, First Edition

May 3, 2017, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

$120 (starting bid)

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Sidrei Taharah/Ohel David/Responsa Imrei Esh. 3 Books Bound Together, 18th Century

May 3, 2017, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

$80 (starting bid)

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May 3, 2017, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

$120 (starting bid)

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Meiri on Tractate Megillah. Amsterdam, [1769]. First Edition

May 3, 2017, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

$100 (starting bid)

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Shomer Emunim, Jerusalem 1942, First Edition with Glosses in the Author's Handwriting

May 3, 2017, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

$240 (starting bid)

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Torah Or, Zhitomir1862/Hosafot L'Sefer Torah Or, Zhitomir, 1862 First Edition

May 3, 2017, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

$500 (starting bid)

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Print Glance in the pewter foundry, 1836 first edition. 30 x 40cm.

May 4, 2017, 9:00 AM CET
Tramelan, Switzerland

$10 (starting bid)

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BBPR

May 4, 2017, 3:00 PM CET
Genoa, Italy

€1,000 (starting bid)

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EISENHOWER, DWIGHT D. Crusade in Europe.

May 4, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$1,500 (starting bid)

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ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D. Records of the Town of Hyde Park, Duchess County.

May 4, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$1,500 (starting bid)

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TRUMAN, HARRY S. Mr. Citizen. Signed and Inscribed, on the half-title:

May 4, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$450 (starting bid)

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