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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.

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Man Ray: Photographs 1920-1934, Paris

May 31, 2017, 2:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€1,200 (starting bid)

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Perckhammer, Heinz von: The Culture of the Nude in China

May 31, 2017, 2:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€600 (1 bid)

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A Collection of Untied Nations Medallic First Day Covers,

May 31, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Cleveland , OH, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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May 31, 2017, 7:00 PM CET
Haarlem, Netherlands

€250 (starting bid)

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May 31, 2017, 7:00 PM CET
Haarlem, Netherlands

€100 (starting bid)

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[Emblemata]. Vaenius, O. Quinti Horatii Flacci emblemata. Antw., P. Lisaert

May 31, 2017, 7:00 PM CET
Haarlem, Netherlands

€60 (starting bid)

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Fielding, H. Wonderboek of Avonturen op eene reis in de andere wereld. Dord

May 31, 2017, 7:00 PM CET
Haarlem, Netherlands

€100 (starting bid)

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Haarlem, Netherlands

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May 31, 2017, 7:00 PM CET
Haarlem, Netherlands

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[Law]. Sande, F. à. Commentarius in Gelriae & Zutphaniae Consuetudines Feud

May 31, 2017, 7:00 PM CET
Haarlem, Netherlands

€100 (starting bid)

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[Netherlands]. Schellingwou, A. Op-komste der Neder-landtsche Beroerten, In

May 31, 2017, 7:00 PM CET
Haarlem, Netherlands

€50 (starting bid)

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Vanière, J. Praedium Rusticum. Toulouse, A. Colomyez, 1706, 1st ed., (6),27

May 31, 2017, 7:00 PM CET
Haarlem, Netherlands

€70 (starting bid)

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LOT OF MILITARY & HISTORY BOOKS CIVIL WAR ANTIETAM

June 1, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Tallahassee, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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WWII USAAF B17 PILOT ARCHIVE FROM TRAINING ON

June 1, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Tallahassee, FL, USA

$20 (1 bid)

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2 books incl: Krausse, CHINESE CRISIS, w/ ALS.

June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Richard Serra Signed Book

June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Bear, DE, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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6 Vols incl: WILLIAM BLAKE. 1868, 9 plates.

June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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6 Vols: Sgd Franklin Library, Easton Pr...

June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

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6 Books incl: LETTERS OF J. DOWNING, 1835.

June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Sgd, inscribed: Baum. THE ENCHANTED ISLAND OF YEW.

June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$1,000 (starting bid)

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Clement Moore. A VISIT FROM SAINT NICHOLAS. (1862)

June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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The Big Bad Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood (1934)

June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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5 books incl: SIEGFRIED & THE TWILIGHT OF THE GODS

June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$50 (1 bid)

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2 books incl: THE SHIP THAT SAILED TO MARS.

June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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8 Vols incl: Alcott. AN OLD-FASHIONED GIRL. 1870.

June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chandler. THE LITTLE SISTER. 1949. 1st US edition.

June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$50 (1 bid)

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4 Vols: 2 prtgs of ULYSSES, POMES PENYEACH, EXILES

June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$60 (starting bid)

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Leroux. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1911) 1st US ed.

June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. 1st US ed., w/ imprint.

June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

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Garcia Lorca. POETA EN NUEVA YORK. 1940.

June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Machen. THE GREAT GOD PAN... 1894. 1st edition.

June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$90 (starting bid)

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2 Books: Orwell 1st US edition + signed Isherwood.

June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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2 Steinbeck firsts: SWEET THURSDAY + CANNERY ROW.

June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$60 (1 bid)

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J. R. R. Tolkien. THE LORD OF THE RINGS. 3 Books.

June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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Verne. THE TOUR OF THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 1873.

June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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2 Books incl: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND... WRECKED...

June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$60 (starting bid)

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Vonnegut. SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE. (1969). 1st edition

June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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LIFE IN THE WEST OF IRELAND. Inscr by Lolly Yeats.

June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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The Non-Slaveholder. 1853-54, in 1 volume.

June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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4 Vols incl: Sparks. THE LIFE OF GOUVERNEUR MORRIS

June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Vallette. THE DEPUTY COMMISSARY?S GUIDE... 1774.

June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Washington's Political Legacies. Bos: 1800.

June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$50 (1 bid)

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THE ANCHOR BIBLE DICTIONARY. 6 Vols. (1992).

June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$60 (starting bid)

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2 Books incl: Wallace. ISLAND LIFE. 1881. 1st US.

June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$60 (starting bid)

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Jordan, et. al. HAWAIIAN FISHES. [1907].

June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$90 (1 bid)

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Caroli Linnaei. FAUNA SVECICA... 1746. 1st edition

June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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