The cider house rules signed first edition society author. While vj books main focus is to offer the collector signed first edition copies of titles by. First edition in book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. Whether you want the cheapest reading copy or a specific collectible edition, with bookfinder, youll find just the right book. With over 20 years serving oz collectors, we had an opportunity to obtain a large collection of oz books and memorabilia. Each signed first edition club pick is a first edition and first printing, personally signed by the author, delivered to you in pristine condition with its jacket in a transparent protective wrapping to extend the life of the book. Find first edition copies of any book, searches over 150 million. Many publishers will print the hardcover edition of a book and call that a first edition, then print the same text in paperback and call it a first edition as well. Discover your rare book source, featuring outofprint books and antique books. The easiest way to know how much your copy of a book is worth on the open market is to check on how much similar copies are currently being offered for. First and only edition of the antarctic book, with the signatures of every member of the shore party, including shackleton. Rare books for sale, buy antique books from alibris. This selection ranges from 1917 to 1969, and really is. Bookplates are sometimes signed by the author, then affixed to books by the publisher.
Below is a brief guide to collecting signed books, including a glossary of signed. If your copy is a 3rd printing, or a book club edition, it wont have the same value as a first edition. Signed books by the author author signed books are a passion of the fan, reader and book collector. A first edition signed by the author will have even.
Amounts shown in italicized text are for items listed in currency other than canadian dollars and are approximate conversions to canadian dollars based upon bloombergs conversion rates. Free shipping on many items browse your favorite brands affordable prices. Browse and buy a vast selection of signed first editions books and collectibles on. Shop signed first editions books and collectibles abebooks. To lend perspective, here are some signed book values. Seuss books 2002, by helen younger, marc younger, and dan hirsch. The first is an ongoing plan where you receive a signed first edition book every month, for a minimum of three months, after which you can cancel anytime 30 days prior to the next release. Knopf first edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by author, remainder marked. We scoured our vast selection of vintage books for the most beautiful dust jackets, and soon discovered that selecting just 30 was a nearly impossible task. I have a signed first edition 4th printing paperback with the errorsprinting features you describe except for the duplication of the word wand, it was used to read to many of my mums classes. The following table is an excerpt from our book the childrens picturebook price guide. How to tell if a book is a first edition or valuable book riot.
The first edition is an online bookstore selling rare and collectable signed books and unsigned books, such as charles dickens books, mark twain books, p. All of our first edition books are hand signed by the author without inscription unless otherwise noted. Rare first edition, special limited large paper issue of shackletons fascinating account of the british antarctic expedition of 19071909, number 274 of only 300 copies printed. Publishers will sometimes forget to remove the first edition words from the. The estimated values in the table are for first edition books with dust jackets. Author if the author is wellknown to have historical or literary. Browse through our inventory or contact us to discuss your rare book collection. Signed first edition childrens books 4 by joshua f crowell. First editions of wellloved books can become the most prized in literature.
Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online selection of books at. First edition book values how much is a book worth. The easiest way to know how much your copy of a book is worth on the open. The crown jewel in many a collectors library is a signed first edition. First edition copies state first edition on the page and the number sequence will be 2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3. A beatenup old book that is falling apart will have little value. Also, book club edition dust jackets dj are occasionally found on first editions to replace lost or damaged jackets. Collecting, identifying, and valuing first edition dr. Trim size is given because book club editions are often smaller than trade editions.
The estimated values are for first edition books, with dust jackets. Rowlings birth name before she took a pen name and a. Rare books by mark twain, including first editions and signed first edition copies of tom sawyer and the adventures of huckleberry finn. How to identify first editions book collecting guide. Roths awardwinning first book instantly established its authors. The cider house rules signed first edition society author signed john irving on. If you have any old, secondhand or rare books, then get in touch. Seuss books should also own a copy of first editions of dr. The first edition rare books offers collectors the finest selection of important rare books from around the world.
First editions are soughtafter by book collectors and a first edition is usually more valuable than a later printing. For hardcover books published from the 20th century onwards, the presence of a dust jacket and its condition also greatly affect value. Browse our fine collection of stephen king signed first edition books. However, signatures signed directly on the book are more highly desired by collectors than those which appear on bookplates. Fill out this form with enough information to get a list of comparable copies. A hardcover book published in 1958 by viking isnt the same as a reprint published by penguin in 1963. There are many benefits to collecting first editions, but value and historical relevance, particularly of important or impactful new books, top the list for many buyers. According to koch, a signed first edition of ulysses can sell for half a million dollars. At first this can become somewhat confusing because when a book becomes very popular and is often reprinted many times over a number.
Wodehouse books, enid blyton books, lewis carroll books, kenneth grahame books, w. Location of publication if a book is published in two places at once for example, new york and london, the location that distributes to booksellers first is considered to be the origin of the true first edition. A big thing to look for when determining if a book is a first edition, or a book club edition is size. Mar 19, 2018 i worked in a bookshop when the first harry potter book came out john smith and sons, glasgow where jk rowling did her first book signing. A guide to buying and collecting signed books in 2019. Edition and printing can be used fairly interchangeably in talking about collectible books, especially in regard to modern fiction. Since 1997, bookfinder has made it easy to find any book at the best price. About author signatures and signed books empty mirror. First edition collectible books buy first edition books online. Generally speaking, signed first editions will usually be more expensive. Abebooks offers an immense selection of signed books for sale, including some of. Expert tips to help you identify and collect first editions. We are always looking for first 1st edition books in hardback, we buy single books or large collections.
Find signed books, first editions, antiquarian books and more. The first edition of harry potter and the philosophers stone is the only book in the series that credits joanne rowling as its author j. Our collection of first edition oz books exceeds all of the antique book dealers combine. If you have one of these rare books sitting on a shelf, get ready to cash in. How much is your signed book worth and where to sell it. Mark twain 18351910 was the pen name of samuel clemens, a journalist and the author of numerous short stories and novels set in the american south. Authors autographs in a book may be considered in various categories, including. Are the books on your shelves or in your grandparents attic worth something.
A first edition signed by the author will have even greater value. The first edition rare books rare books by notable people. You probably dont need to include every word of the title and authors name. Oct 03, 2019 for publishers, first edition may just mean the first version of the text, without significant revisions. If you are among the few who happen to have a first printing first edition of the uk edition of the first book, which was called, harry potter and the philosophers stone, you really have a treasure.
Click on the book s title to see first edition identification points for a particular book. The childrens picturebook price guide includes first edition identification points for twentynine of the books in the list. We specialize exclusively in the wizard of oz books series. A monthly subscription club for readers and collectors of quality signed, firstedition books the ultimate way to build a personal library, our signed firsts club will please true collectors and lovers of the written word. Signed trade editions are copies of the regular trade first edition signed by the. An inscribed copy of beatrix potters the tale of peter rabbit sold at auction for. The other type of plan is a gift membership which can be tailored to the number of consecutive months you wish to send a signed first edition. Condition is very important and will greatly influence value. As weve mentioned elsewhere, first edition means the first printing of a book. In the world of book collecting, a first edition is generally considered to be the first appearance of a work, in its first printing. There is no better way to connect with the story and the author than by owning a book signed by an author. A saga of churchill, family, and defiance during the blitz signed book add to wishlist. We also purchase from public and private libraries, and will evaluate or purchase house clearances in the area. Members of the club receive a thoughtfully selected book each month.432 749 1072 359 430 476 1330 1462 1049 623 1160 188 409 1529 34 800 885 760 1348 1584 703 328 30 682 1526 1194 1076 356 1109 866 793 312 1507 392 1573 267 1223 29 1004 287 1432 799 1367 398