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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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Guarini. IL PASTOR FIDO. Venice: 1602; 1601.

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

$90 (starting bid)

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An Account of the Principal Lazarettos... 1789.

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

$150 (starting bid)

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Hawkesworth AN ACCOUNT OF THE VOYAGES Vol II. 1773

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

$50 (starting bid)

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Churchill. THE UNKNOWN WAR: THE EASTERN FRONT.

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

$50 (starting bid)

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THE GREATEST PLAGUE OF LIFE. Cruikshank illus.

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

$50 (starting bid)

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William Nicholson. AN ALPHABET. 1898.

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

$70 (starting bid)

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Goya y Lucientes, F.J. de (1746-1828). La Taureaumachie. Recueil de quarant

June 2, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Haarlem, Netherlands

€8,000 (starting bid)

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[Brabant].

June 2, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Haarlem, Netherlands

€1,000 (starting bid)

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Rademaker, A. (1675-1735). Versameling van Hondert Vijftig Nederlantse Oudh

June 2, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Haarlem, Netherlands

€200 (starting bid)

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Habsburger Seifrid, Johann - Arbor Aniciana seu genealogia serenissimorum augustissimae Austriae domus p

June 2, 2017, 3:00 PM CET
Fasanenstraße 28, Germany

€200 (starting bid)

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Militaria Alimari, Doroteo - Instruttioni militari appropriate all' uso moderno di guerreggiare. Opera n

June 2, 2017, 3:00 PM CET
Fasanenstraße 28, Germany

€800 (starting bid)

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Gastronomie - Der zu allerley guten Geträncken treuhertzig-anweisende wohlerfahrne und cu

June 2, 2017, 3:00 PM CET
Fasanenstraße 28, Germany

€600 (starting bid)

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Mode Racinet, Auguste - Geschichte des Kostüms in chronologischer Entwicklung. 5 Bände. Mit 500 chr

June 2, 2017, 3:00 PM CET
Fasanenstraße 28, Germany

€400 (starting bid)

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Occulta Pezzl, Johann - Anmerkungen über den Teufel zu Seefeld in Tirol. Verfaßt von einem geistlic

June 2, 2017, 3:00 PM CET
Fasanenstraße 28, Germany

€300 (starting bid)

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Albertus Magnus - De natura locoru(m). Libru(m) mira eruditio(n)e & singulari fruge refertu(m

June 2, 2017, 3:00 PM CET
Fasanenstraße 28, Germany

€3,000 (starting bid)

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Marulic, Marko - Sechs Bücher. Von gedächtnuß würdigen Reden und Thatten. Oder: Von Lehr und

June 2, 2017, 3:00 PM CET
Fasanenstraße 28, Germany

€1,200 (starting bid)

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Katharina II - Erzählungen und Gespräche. Von I.K.M.d.K.a.R. Mit einem gestochenen Frontis

June 2, 2017, 3:00 PM CET
Fasanenstraße 28, Germany

€200 (starting bid)

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Kerner, Justinus - Reiseschatten. Von dem Schattenspieler Fuchs. Heidelberg, Braun, 1811. 268

June 2, 2017, 3:00 PM CET
Fasanenstraße 28, Germany

€800 (starting bid)

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Meyer, Karl - Edward in Rom. Eine Novelle in neun Büchern. Zwei Teile in einem Band. Bres

June 2, 2017, 3:00 PM CET
Fasanenstraße 28, Germany

€200 (starting bid)

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Radlof, J. G - Mustersaal aller teutschen Mund-arten, enthaltend Gedichte, prosaische Aufs

June 2, 2017, 3:00 PM CET
Fasanenstraße 28, Germany

€200 (starting bid)

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Satire - Einladung von Konfuz an den Weltbürger Syrach, zu seinen Vorlesungen über E

June 2, 2017, 3:00 PM CET
Fasanenstraße 28, Germany

€200 (starting bid)

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Theologie Barry, Paul de - Ehren-Thron der über alle Chör der Engel, und alle Sitz der Heiligen Gottes

June 2, 2017, 3:00 PM CET
Fasanenstraße 28, Germany

€200 (starting bid)

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Orient Bourgoin, Jules - Les éléments de l'art Arabe: Le trait des entrelacs. Mit 190 (wenige in Sch

June 2, 2017, 3:00 PM CET
Fasanenstraße 28, Germany

€300 (starting bid)

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Orient Damoiseau, Louis - Hippologische Wanderungen in Syrien und der Wüste. Aus dem Französischen üb

June 2, 2017, 3:00 PM CET
Fasanenstraße 28, Germany

€200 (starting bid)

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Orient Snouck Hurgronje, C - Mekka. 2 Textbände (ohne den Atlasband). Mit 2 (1 teilkolorierten) gefaltet

June 2, 2017, 3:00 PM CET
Fasanenstraße 28, Germany

€1,600 (starting bid)

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Revue with lithographs by Moore, Arp, Marini and others.

June 2, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
Reston, VA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Revue with lithographs by Leger, Magnelli and others.

June 2, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
Reston, VA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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