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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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BOURGOIN. LES ARTS ARABES. 1873

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

£800 (starting bid)

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CHESNEY. THE EXPEDITION FOR THE SURVEY OF THE RIVERS EUPHRATES AND TIGRIS. 1850

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

£400 (starting bid)

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D'ALLEMAGNE. DU KHORASSAN AU PAYS DES BAKTARIS. 1911

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

£1,600 (starting bid)

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GAVAND. CHEMIN DE FER ... DE CONSTANTINOPLE. 1876

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

£2,400 (starting bid)

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MAKRYJANNIS. HISTOIRE PICTURALE DE LA GUERRE DE L'INDÉPENDANCE HELLÉNIQUE. 1926

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

£2,400 (starting bid)

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OPPERT. EXPEDITION SCIENTIFIQUE EN MESOPOTAMIE. 1858-1863

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

£9,500 (starting bid)

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PERTUSIER. ATLAS DES PROMENADES DE PITTORESQUES DANS CONSTANTINOPLE. 1817

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

£2,400 (starting bid)

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RICHARDSON. DICTIONARY, PERSIAN, ARABIC AND ENGLISH. 1777-1780

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

£2,400 (starting bid)

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SCHWARZ. A DESCRIPTIVE GEOGRAPHY [1850]

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

£2,400 (starting bid)

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XEREZ. CONQUISTA DEL PERU. 1535

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

£4,800 (starting bid)

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BURTON. TWO TRIPS TO GORILLA LAND AND THE CATARACTS OF THE CONGO. 1876

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

£450 (starting bid)

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CHERRY-GARRARD. THE WORST JOURNEY IN THE WORLD [1922]

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

£950 (starting bid)

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CARPENTER. HOG HUNTING IN LOWER BENGAL. 1861

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

£3,200 (starting bid)

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TRIGAULT. DE CHRISTIANIS APUD JAPONIOS TRIUMPHIS. 1623

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

£1,200 (starting bid)

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ITIER. JOURNAL D'UN VOYAGE EN CHINE. 1846

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

£950 (starting bid)

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THOMSON. ILLUSTRATIONS OF CHINA AND ITS PEOPLE. 1873-74

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

£16,000 (starting bid)

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Manuscript,

May 9, 2017, 4:00 PM GMT
Jerusalem, Israel

$18,000 (starting bid)

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CHILI -- MORANT, G.C. Chili and the River Plate in

May 10, 2017, 1:30 PM CET
2311 RW Leiden, Netherlands

€45 (starting bid)

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BAEDEKER, K. La Russie. Lpz., 1893. W. 11 maps and

May 10, 2017, 1:30 PM CET
2311 RW Leiden, Netherlands

€65 (1 bid)

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MATTHÆUS (III), A. De jure gladii tractatus et de

May 10, 2017, 1:30 PM CET
2311 RW Leiden, Netherlands

€120 (starting bid)

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 A Record of Grand Prix and Voiturette Racing, Volume 1, 1900-1925 by Paul Sheldon.

May 11, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£55 (starting bid)

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 Steam, Traction and Tramways. Five large 8vo hardback volumes,

May 11, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£140 (starting bid)

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 Two Brave Brothers by H. F. Morriss, 221pp, 2nd ed, c1925,

May 11, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£70 (starting bid)

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May 12, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£140 (starting bid)

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£140 (starting bid)

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Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

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May 12, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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Jackson (N.L.) Association Football

May 16, 2017, 10:30 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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King Penguins

May 17, 2017, 11:00 AM BST
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£90 (starting bid)

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Kipling, Rudyard

May 17, 2017, 11:00 AM BST
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£450 (starting bid)

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Kipling, Rudyard

May 17, 2017, 11:00 AM BST
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£180 (starting bid)

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Milne, A.A.

May 17, 2017, 11:00 AM BST
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£270 (starting bid)

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Milne, A.A. , 4 volumes, comprising

May 17, 2017, 11:00 AM BST
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£270 (starting bid)

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Rackham, Arthur - J.M. Barrie

May 17, 2017, 11:00 AM BST
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£135 (starting bid)

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Rackham, Arthur - Maggie Browne

May 17, 2017, 11:00 AM BST
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£100 (1 bid)

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Rowling, J.K.

May 17, 2017, 11:00 AM BST
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£180 (1 bid)

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Jacobite History - Hogg, James

May 17, 2017, 11:00 AM BST
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£135 (starting bid)

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Scottish History, 3 volumes, comprising Forbes-Leith, WIlliam

May 17, 2017, 11:00 AM BST
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£135 (starting bid)

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5 works by Ondaatje, 6 by Martell, 14 by Amoz OZ and 5 by Michael Frayn

May 17, 2017, 11:00 AM BST
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£180 (starting bid)

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A collection of literature and modern first editions, including Stevenson, R.L.

May 17, 2017, 11:00 AM BST
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£135 (starting bid)

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Churchill, Sir Winston Spencer

May 17, 2017, 11:00 AM BST
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£180 (starting bid)

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Coetzee, J.M.

May 17, 2017, 11:00 AM BST
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£135 (starting bid)

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Coetzee, J.M., A collection of 21 books, comprising

May 17, 2017, 11:00 AM BST
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£270 (starting bid)

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