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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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February 23, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Bridport, United Kingdom

£8 (starting bid)

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JAMES BOND: Hardback 1st Edition book signed by actress Nikki Van Der Zyl who voiced was used in

February 23, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Folkestone, United Kingdom

£16 (starting bid)

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Armand Denis signed On Safari the story of my life hardback book. 1963 1st edition. Signed on inside

February 23, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Folkestone, United Kingdom

£10 (starting bid)

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Idols of the Halls being my music by H Chance Newton hardback book. 1928 1st edition. Some fading

February 23, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Folkestone, United Kingdom

£6 (starting bid)

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Theodore Armstrong signed No Primrose Path hardback book. 1952 1st edition. Signed on inside title

February 23, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Folkestone, United Kingdom

£10 (starting bid)

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Thatcher, Margaret: The Path to Power, Harper Collins, 1995, first edition, signed,

February 23, 2018, 10:00 AM CST
St. Louis, MO, USA

$20 (1 bid)

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Mitford, Mary Russell: Our Village, signed; Published by George G. Harrap & Co., London, 1947,

February 23, 2018, 10:00 AM CST
St. Louis, MO, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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The University of Minnesota 1945-2000 by Stanford Lehmberg and Ann M. Pflaum

February 23, 2018, 10:00 AM CST
St. Louis, MO, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Laurens van der Post: The Lost World of the Kalahari, New York, 1958, 1st edition, signed,

February 23, 2018, 10:00 AM CST
St. Louis, MO, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, The Professor…

February 23, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Garnet Valley, PA, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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TWO HARRY POTTER FIRST EDITIONS, The Half Blood Prince & The Deathly Hallows

February 24, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Morpeth, United Kingdom

£8 (starting bid)

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Ian Fleming, You Only Live Twice, First Edition, 1964, Jonathan Cape Ltd, 3

February 24, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Stowmarket, United Kingdom

£60 (starting bid)

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First Editions, to include Enid Blyton, Five on Finniston Farm, 1960 Hodder

February 24, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Stowmarket, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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The Boy Spy -JO Kerby

February 24, 2018, 8:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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From Dawn to Daylight

February 24, 2018, 8:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Rare First Edition Narrative of a Perry Expedition

February 24, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
Chester Springs, PA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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John Lothrop Motley First Edition Books

February 24, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
Chester Springs, PA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Collection of Rare Books

February 24, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
Chester Springs, PA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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1932 FIRST EDITION PINOCCHIO POP-UP BOOK

February 24, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Beaver Falls, PA, USA

$15 (1 bid)

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1928

February 24, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Beaver Falls, PA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Overstreet, 14th edition, Indian Arrowheads Price Guide, New

February 24, 2018, 10:00 AM CST
Quincy, IL, USA

$10 (1 bid)

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Overstreet, 1st edition reprint, Hardbound, Indian Arrowheads Price Guide, New

February 24, 2018, 10:00 AM CST
Quincy, IL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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The Quapaw and their Pottery, New, 1st Ed. Hathcock

February 24, 2018, 10:00 AM CST
Quincy, IL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Evelyn Waugh Signed Numbered

February 24, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Litchfield, CT, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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3 Autographed Chester County Pa Hardback Books

February 24, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Coatesville, PA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Edgemont The Story of a Township 1st Edition Book

February 24, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Coatesville, PA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Vtg.

February 24, 2018, 10:00 AM MST
Glendale, AZ, USA

$20 (2 bids)

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Antique Jedidiah Morse

February 24, 2018, 10:00 AM MST
Glendale, AZ, USA

$15 (2 bids)

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(2) Vintage Mao Tse- Tung Pocket Books

February 24, 2018, 10:00 AM MST
Glendale, AZ, USA

$10 (1 bid)

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The End of the World Eggleston 1872 1st edition hardcover book, 7 1/2

February 24, 2018, 1:00 PM EST
Norton, OH, USA

$15 (2 bids)

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The 5 Great Rules of Selling - 1947

February 24, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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A Hardcover Book - The Chain by Paul Wellman

February 24, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Book - The Seas and the Subs

February 24, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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A Hardcover Leather Bound Book - These Restless Heads

February 24, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$45 (starting bid)

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A Rare Book -

February 24, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$450 (starting bid)

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Archeologia MUNDI Indochina

February 24, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Far From Marlborough Street by Elizabeth Philbrook

February 24, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$15 (starting bid)

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Lot of 15 Hardcover Story Books

February 24, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Book - Ellery Queen: The King is Dead

February 24, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Book - Give Them The Ax by A.A.Fair

February 24, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Book - The Saracen Blade by Frank Yerby

February 24, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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A Wonderful World Of Horses by Sayer

February 24, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Hardcover Book - Zoo - First Edition

February 24, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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KUNISADA KABUKI PORTRAITS IN MIRRORS, ONNAGATA. OBAN

February 25, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$225 (starting bid)

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No Image Available

February 25, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$800 (starting bid)

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SHOSON.

February 25, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$1,000 (starting bid)

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1999 Forgotten Flies by Schmookler & Sils

February 25, 2018, 9:45 AM EST
Williston, VT, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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SHAHN, Ben. Limited Edition Haggadah for Passover

February 25, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Larchmont, NY, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Aliens Tribes ~ Bissette/Dorman ~ Signed 1st

February 25, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Marlborough, NH, USA

$10 (2 bids)

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The Art Of Neal Adams Signed DLX Slipcase Edition

February 25, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Marlborough, NH, USA

$10 (2 bids)

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