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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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GRP inc vintage Spider-Man related items

February 28, 2018, 10:30 AM GMT
Stockton on Tees, United Kingdom

£15 (starting bid)

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PAYNE, JOHN COLLIER - GEORGE CRUIKSHANK, ILLUSTRATOR PUNCH AND JUDY

February 28, 2018, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£260 (starting bid)

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THE EPICUREAN by CHARLES RANHOFER - SUSPECTED FIRST & LE GRAND LIVRE de LA CUISINE

February 28, 2018, 8:00 PM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$20 (1 bid)

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LOUIS' EVERY WOMAN'S COOK BOOK by LOUIS MUCKENSTRUM

February 28, 2018, 8:00 PM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$10 (1 bid)

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DESERT IMAGES: AN AMERICAN LANDSCAPE - ABBEY & MUENCH

February 28, 2018, 8:00 PM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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PAIR OF OUTDOOR / WILDLIFE BOOKS

February 28, 2018, 8:00 PM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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NAKED LUNCH BY WILLIAM BURROUGHS - FIRST PRINTING

February 28, 2018, 8:00 PM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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PAIR BOOKS BY/ABOUT HUNTER S. THOMPSON - FIRST EDITIONS

February 28, 2018, 8:00 PM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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GENERATION OF SWINE - GONZO PAPERS VOL.2  - BY HUNTER S. THOMPSON

February 28, 2018, 8:00 PM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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FEAR AND LOATHING ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL - HUNTER S. THOMPSON

February 28, 2018, 8:00 PM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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FEAR AND LOATHING ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL - HUNTER S. THOMPSON

February 28, 2018, 8:00 PM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$50 (1 bid)

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CANNERY ROW by STEINBECK

February 28, 2018, 8:00 PM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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CANNERY ROW by STEINBECK

February 28, 2018, 8:00 PM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S by CAPOTE

February 28, 2018, 8:00 PM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$50 (1 bid)

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TIME MUST HAVE A STOP by HUXLEY

February 28, 2018, 8:00 PM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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THE HUMAN COMEDY by SAROYAN

February 28, 2018, 8:00 PM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$10 (1 bid)

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PAIR OF JAMES BOND'S by FLEMING

February 28, 2018, 8:00 PM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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PAIR OF BOOKS FOR YOUR WINE LOVER

February 28, 2018, 8:00 PM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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THE ARMS OF KRUPP - 1587-1968 - by MANCHESTER

February 28, 2018, 8:00 PM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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ANIMAL FARM by ORWELL

February 28, 2018, 8:00 PM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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THE CROQUET PLAYER by H.G. WELLS

February 28, 2018, 8:00 PM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS by HEMINGWAY

February 28, 2018, 8:00 PM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$30 (3 bids)

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NEARER AND DEARER by BEDE

February 28, 2018, 8:00 PM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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THREE FIRST EDITIONS -  HISTORIC FICTION

February 28, 2018, 8:00 PM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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PAIR OF WILDLIFE ART BOOKS

February 28, 2018, 8:00 PM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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THREE VOLUME SET - BIRDS OF MASSACHUSETTS & OTHER NEW ENGLAND STATES by FORBUSH

February 28, 2018, 8:00 PM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$50 (1 bid)

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TWO VOLIMES - INSIDE THE SAS & THE SAS IN WW ll.

February 28, 2018, 8:00 PM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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RARE - THE FIRST SPECIAL SERVICE FORCE by BURHANS

February 28, 2018, 8:00 PM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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PAIR OF MILITARY HISTORY BOOKS

February 28, 2018, 8:00 PM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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TWO JOHN STEINBECK WORKS - 1 IS A FIRST

February 28, 2018, 8:00 PM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$30 (3 bids)

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TRAILING AND CAMPING IN ALASKA by A. M. POWELL - FIRST EDITION

February 28, 2018, 8:00 PM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$10 (2 bids)

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THE IRON GATE OF JACK & CHARLE'S

February 28, 2018, 8:00 PM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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THE RUBAIYATOF UMAR KHARYAM

February 28, 2018, 8:00 PM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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The Beatles - No. 2 flexi disc with fan club lette

March 1, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Woking, United Kingdom

£25 (starting bid)

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The Field Game (2013) First Edition Hardback book

March 1, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Woking, United Kingdom

£10 (starting bid)

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J R R Tolkien / Lord of The Rings - 7 books, most

March 1, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Woking, United Kingdom

£15 (starting bid)

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Lot of 2: Merwin Hulbert Gun Books.

March 2, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
Denver, PA, USA

$200 (1 bid)

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Lot of 2: Merwin Hulbert Books.

March 2, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
Denver, PA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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KIPLING, RUDYARD: SIX FIRST EDITION PAMPHLETS

March 2, 2018, 6:00 PM EST
Hudson, NY, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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