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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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Braque George. Derriere le Miroir 85-86. 1956, with lithographs by Braque.

February 21, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Reston, VA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Braque George. Derriere le Miroir 135-136. 1962, with original lithograph by Braque.

February 21, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Reston, VA, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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Braque George. Derriere le Miroir 138. 1963, with lithographs by Braque.

February 21, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Reston, VA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Braque George. Derriere le Miroir 166. 1967, with lithographs by Braque

February 21, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Reston, VA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Chagall Marc. Maternite`, 1926, with 5 etchings by Chagall.

February 21, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Reston, VA, USA

$1,000 (starting bid)

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 Chagall Marc. Derriere le Miroir 121-122, 1960, with original lithograph by Chagall.

February 21, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Reston, VA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Leautaud Paul.  Domaine Privé. 1956.

February 21, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Reston, VA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Cinquante Dessins par Henri Matisse, 1920. Book with dedication and signed etching by Matisse.

February 21, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Reston, VA, USA

$4,000 (starting bid)

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Matisse Henri.  Derriere le Miroir 46-47. 1952, Matisse drawings.

February 21, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Reston, VA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Miro Joan. Derriere le Miroir 123, 1961, with two lithographs in

February 21, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Reston, VA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Miro Joan. Derriere le Miroir 16., 1967, with two lithographs in color

February 21, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Reston, VA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Andy Warhol's Exposures. 1979, Signed book.

February 21, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Reston, VA, USA

$400 (1 bid)

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Marino Marini. Complete Works of Marino, 1950, with one signed lithograph

February 21, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Reston, VA, USA

$750 (starting bid)

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Manet Edouard.  Charles Baudelaire, 1869. with 2 etchings by Manet.

February 21, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Reston, VA, USA

$1,000 (starting bid)

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Manet by Bazire, book with two etchings. 1884

February 21, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Reston, VA, USA

$1,500 (starting bid)

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Les Peintres Impressionnistes, 1906, with etchings by Pissarro, Renoir, Cezanne Guillaumin

February 21, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Reston, VA, USA

$3,000 (starting bid)

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Manet and the French impressionists. 1910, with etchings by Manet, Morisot, Renoir.

February 21, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Reston, VA, USA

$1,500 (starting bid)

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Clark (Larry), 1971, signed book.

February 21, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Reston, VA, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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A SHELF OF MODERN FIRST EDITIONS INCL. JK ROWLING AND GRAHAM GREEN

February 22, 2018, 12:00 PM AEDT
Melbourne, Australia

AUD120 (starting bid)

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Rare 1st edition book: The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes

February 22, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
West Columbia, SC, USA

$1,000 (starting bid)

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Rare early book: De L'Esprit

February 22, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
West Columbia, SC, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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First French edition book: Histoire de Tom Jones, Henry Fielding (4vols)

February 22, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
West Columbia, SC, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Early book: Tour Through Canada

February 22, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
West Columbia, SC, USA

$225 (7 bids)

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First edition book: Little Dorrit, Charles Dickens

February 22, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
West Columbia, SC, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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First edition book: The Waves, Virginia Woolf

February 22, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
West Columbia, SC, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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First edition books: D.H. Lawrence (8vols)

February 22, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
West Columbia, SC, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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Rare book: Account of the War in Spain

February 22, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
West Columbia, SC, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Books: Lady's titles (4pcs)

February 22, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
West Columbia, SC, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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First edition book: Winnie the Pooh

February 22, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
West Columbia, SC, USA

$50 (1 bid)

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First edition book: Winter's Tales, Isak Dinesen

February 22, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
West Columbia, SC, USA

$50 (1 bid)

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First edition books: Osbert Sitwell (2vols)

February 22, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
West Columbia, SC, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Stieler, Adolf 1845 First Edition Map of Arabia

February 22, 2018, 6:00 PM GMT
Chesterfield, United Kingdom

£35 (starting bid)

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Buffon, Comte de C1770 Lot of 31 First Edition Quarto Bird Prints

February 22, 2018, 6:00 PM GMT
Chesterfield, United Kingdom

£80 (1 bid)

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Guillermo de Torre (1900-1971)

February 22, 2018, 8:00 PM CET
Madrid, Spain

€300 (starting bid)

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Eugeni d’Ors (1881-1954)

February 22, 2018, 8:00 PM CET
Madrid, Spain

€200 (starting bid)

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4 books incl: Countee Cullen. 1925. 1st edition.

February 22, 2018, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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4 Books incl: Dunbar. Candle-Lightin? Time. 1901.

February 22, 2018, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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1st edition

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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