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Rare Modern First Editions Books


Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind by Mitchell, Margaret

NY: Macmillan, 1936. First edition, first printing. Good. Very occasional light foxing, spine rolled, previous owner's nam...

$3,500.00
The Robe

The Robe by Douglas, Lloyd C

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1942. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Very Good+. First Edition, First Printing (rare). Clean...

$300.00
THE CATCHER IN THE RYE. Signed

THE CATCHER IN THE RYE. Signed by Salinger, J.D

Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. Boston: Little, Brown & Company...

$55,000.00
Gravity’s Rainbow.

Gravity’s Rainbow. by Pynchon, Thomas

New York: The Viking Press, 1973. First edition of Pynchon's National Book Award-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Present...

$42,000.00
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by Orwell, George [Eric Arthur Blair, 1903-1950]

London: Secker & Warburg, 1949 First printing of the First British Edition, original light green cloth, spine lettered in re...

$9,500.00
The Hunt for Red October

The Hunt for Red October by Clancy, Tom

Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1984 First Printing of the First Edition. A short closed tear to upper back panel, e...

$1,200.00
Riders of the Purple Sage

Riders of the Purple Sage by GREY , Zane

New York: Harper & Brothers Book. Near Fine. Hard Cover Cloth. Later Printing... Copyright 1912, ( 1920's) Hardcover wit...

$950.00
IN COLD BLOOD. Family Presentation Copy

IN COLD BLOOD. Family Presentation Copy by Capote, Truman

New York: Random House, 1965. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. New York: Random House, 1965. 1st Edition. Hardcov...

$6,750.00
NEIGHBOURS

NEIGHBOURS by Kipling, Rudyard

Garden City: Doubleday, 1932. Cream wrappers, printed in green. About fine. First edition of this poem. One of 75 copies printe...

$150.00
Tess of the D

Tess of the D'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy

Published by James R. Osgood McIlvane & Co., London: 1891. 3 vols. This is the very rare First edition First Issue of this class...

£2,500.00
in our time

in our time by HEMINGWAY, Ernest

Paris: Three Mountains Press, 1924. Fine. First edition. Binder's glue stains on the endpapers, as usual, tiny chips at th...

$55,000.00
FOUR QUARTETS

FOUR QUARTETS by Eliot, T. S. [Thomas Stearns]

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1943. First American edition. Fine/Fine. One of 788 copies left after recall and one of...

$4,000.00
The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck, John

New York: Viking Press, 1939 First Printing/First Issue of the First Edition; original beige cloth boards, in original dust jack...

$2,250.00
ANTHEM

ANTHEM by Rand, Ayn

London: Cassell, 1938. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. London: Cassell, 1938. 1st Edition. Hardcover. The true f...

$23,500.00
TWILIGHT

TWILIGHT by Meyer, Stephenie

Boston: Little Brown/Megan Tingley Books, 2008 First Collector's Edition, first prnt. Issued without dustjacket. Slipcase with i...

$4,500.00



Modern firsts is a category that attracts many collectors and to which a great number of dealers state a specialty, but there isn't a consensus on what is meant by modern firsts. Where does the modern era begin? Some in the rare book trade will set the starting point for modern firsts at the beginning of the 20th century, others push that date back a bit to the later part of the 19th century. Biblio marks the start of modern firsts as 1919, corresponding with the end of WWI.

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