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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...

$1,500.00
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
FINNEGANS WAKE

FINNEGANS WAKE by Joyce, James

New York: Viking, 1939. Large octavo. Gilt cloth. Distinctive, and somewhat large, pictorial bookplate on pastedown, light dust...

$1,750.00
Black Beauty: His Grooms and Companions.

Black Beauty: His Grooms and Companions. by Anna Sewell

The Autobiography of a Horse. Translated from the Original Equine. Published by Jarrold and Sons, London; 1877. First Edition, F...

£4,750.00
Nineteen Eighty-Four [1984]

Nineteen Eighty-Four [1984] by Orwell, George [Eric Arthur Blair]

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

$11,500.00
in our time

in our time by HEMINGWAY, Ernest

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

$55,000.00
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
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
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
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
The Rainmaker, Limited Edition

The Rainmaker, Limited Edition by John Grisham

Doubleday, 1995. 1st Edition. Hardcover. As New both book and DJ. This book has never been read. A crisp clean first edition/pr...

$100.00
The Lady in the Lake: A Philip Marlow Mystery.

The Lady in the Lake: A Philip Marlow Mystery. by CHANDLER, Raymond

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1943. First edition / First printing. Green cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. No restoration,...

$8,500.00
THE PROPHET.

THE PROPHET. by GIBRAN. KAHLIL

Alfred A. Knopf. New York. 1923. FIRST EDITION. 1st printing. Octavo. (8.3 x 5.8 inches). Illustrated with 12 full page mono pl...

£4,750.00



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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