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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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Yeats, W. B. The Tower. First Edition.

May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM BST
Dublin, Ireland

€180 (1 bid)

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LOT WWII GERMAN 3RD REICH BOOKS EDGED WEAPONS

May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Tallahassee, FL, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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The American Card Player.

May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Asbury, Herbert. Group of Four Books.

May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Baldwin, Roger R. Playing Blackjack to Win.

May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Blackbridge, John. The Complete Poker Player.

May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$125 (1 bid)

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Brunson, Doyle. How I Made Over $1,000,000 Playing Poker.

May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Burnett, W.R. Dark Hazard.

May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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[Carleton, Henry Guy] The South Fifth Avenue Poker Club.

May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Crofton, Algernon. Poker, Its Laws and Principles.

May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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The English Rogue: Described in the Life of Meriton Latroon, A Witty Extravagant.

May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Erdnase, S.W. The Expert at the Card Table.

May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$3,400 (starting bid)

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Erdnase, S.W. The Expert at the Card Table.

May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$1,000 (starting bid)

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Erdnase, S.W. The Expert at the Card Table.

May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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Grannan, Joseph C. Warnings Against Fraud.

May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Green, Jonathan H. Gambling Exposed.

May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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[Hildreth, James] Dragoon Campaigns to the Rocky Mountains.

May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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How ?Tis Done; or, the Schemes and Humbugs of the Day.

May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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[Jerrold, Douglas] The Hand Book of Swindling.

May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Johnson, J. H. The Open Book.

May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Litzau, Edward A. How It?s Done.

May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Maurer, David. W. Four Volumes on Cons.

May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Morris, John. Wanderings of a Vagabond.

May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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Steinmetz, Andrew. The Gaming Table.

May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Torgerson, Dial. Kekorian: An American Success Story.

May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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[Weldon, S. James] Twenty Years a Fakir.

May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Wheat, Carl I. Poker as It Was Played in Deadwood in the Fifties.

May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Winterblossom, Henry. The Game of Draw Poker.

May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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Group of 18 Vintage Books on Poker.

May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Framed first edition newspaper

May 7, 2017, 12:00 PM AEDT
Alexandria, Australia

AUD120 (starting bid)

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SHOSON.

May 7, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$1,000 (starting bid)

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No Image Available

May 9, 2017, 1:30 PM CET
2311 RW Leiden, Netherlands

€65 (starting bid)

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ALBIN. A NATURAL HISTORY OF BIRDS. 1731-34, 1740

May 9, 2017, 2:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£4,000 (starting bid)

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BANKS AND SOLANDER. ILLUSTRATIONS OF BOTANY OF CAPTAIN COOK'S VOYAGE. 1900-1905

May 9, 2017, 2:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£2,400 (starting bid)

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GEBAUER. DET KONGELIGE DANSKE STUTTERI I FREDERIKSBORG. 1822

May 9, 2017, 2:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£3,200 (starting bid)

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GOULD. A CENTURY OF BIRDS FROM THE HIMALAYA MOUNTAINS. 1831

May 9, 2017, 2:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£8,000 (starting bid)

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RONDELET. HISTOIRE ENTIERE DES POISSONS. 1558

May 9, 2017, 2:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£600 (starting bid)

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SOUANCÉ. ICONOGRAPHIE DES PERROQUETS. 1857–[1858]

May 9, 2017, 2:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£3,200 (starting bid)

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ACKERMANN. HISTORY OF OXFORD UNIVERSITY. 1814

May 9, 2017, 2:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£450 (starting bid)

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ACKERMANN. HISTORY OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 1816

May 9, 2017, 2:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£700 (starting bid)

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PYNE. ROYAL RESIDENCES. 1819

May 9, 2017, 2:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£700 (starting bid)

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ORTELIUS. THEATRUM ORBIS TERRARUM. 1579

May 9, 2017, 2:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£32,000 (starting bid)

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PTOLEMAEUS. LA GEOGRAPFIA. 1548

May 9, 2017, 2:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£4,800 (starting bid)

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SANSON. CARTES GÉNÉRALES DE TOUTES LES PARTIES DU MONDE. 1658

May 9, 2017, 2:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£8,000 (starting bid)

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CADOLLE. VUES DE MOSCOU. 1825

May 9, 2017, 2:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£12,000 (starting bid)

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DEMIDOFF. VOYAGE DANS LA RUSSIE MÉRIDIONALE & LA CRIMÉE [1848]

May 9, 2017, 2:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£1,600 (starting bid)

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ESCOSURA. ESPANA ARTISTICA Y MONUMENTAL. 1842-1850

May 9, 2017, 2:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£1,600 (starting bid)

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LABORDE. VOYAGE PITTORESQUE ET HISTORIQUE DE L'ESPAGNE. 1806-1820

May 9, 2017, 2:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£4,000 (starting bid)

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LABORDE AND BARON ZURLAUBEN. TABLEAUX TOPOGRAPHIQUES. 1780-1786

May 9, 2017, 2:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£4,800 (starting bid)

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BENAKI. HELLENIC NATIONAL COSTUMES. 1948-1954

May 9, 2017, 2:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£800 (starting bid)

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ARVIEUX. VOYAGE FAIT PAR ORDRE DU ROY LOUIS XIV. 1717

May 9, 2017, 2:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£2,000 (starting bid)

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