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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
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
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
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...

$9,500.00
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
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
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
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
Ten Little Niggers

Ten Little Niggers by Christie, Agatha

London: The Crime Club, Collins. Near Fine/Very Good. 1958. First Thus. Hard Cover. 7.5 "x 5" Octavo. First printing of the 1958...

£375.00
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
The House At Pooh Corner

The House At Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne

Published by Methuen & co. London in 1928. 8vo. This smart first edition is in Very Good+ condition. Bound in the original salmo...

£595.00
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



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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