First Edition Books!Properly identifying first editions and first printings can often require specialized knowledge, experience or access to sophisticated reference materials. VJ Books has all of these at their disposal and are able to accurately identify first printings.
First edition, first printings will hold the most value. Depending on who has published the book and what formats it has been published in, youíll be probably looking for hardcover books. But donít assume all hardcovers are first printings! The copyright page, found on the back of the title page on most books, provides the edition detail. Every publisher organizes this information differently, and some make it a little confusing, so you have to prepare to do a little detective work. Check out our Book Collecting 101
reference page for more information on how to identify first editions.
In the simplest terms, a first edition
is the first commercially distributed version of a book. First editions are prized because
they are as close as a reader can get to the source and remain the choice for
most collectors. VJ Books has the world's largest inventory of collectble first editons!