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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!


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Dragon Tears | Koontz, Dean | Signed First Edition UK Book Koontz, Dean | Dragon Tears | Signed First Edition UK Copy

1995 LON: Headline  First UK edition, later printing, near-fine (page toning) in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Finders Keepers | King, Stephen | First Edition UK Book King, Stephen | Finders Keepers | First Edition UK Book

First UK Edition Hardcover Book   2015 LON: Hodder & Stroughton    First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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King, Stephen | Institute, The | First Edition Book King, Stephen | Institute, The | Unsigned First Edition Book

First Edition Hardcover Book. September 2019 NY: Scribner  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.

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Icarus Agenda, The | Ludlum, Robert | Signed First Edition Book Ludlum, Robert | Icarus Agenda, The | Signed First Edition Copy

First Edition Hardcover Book 1988 NY: Random House First edition, first printing, fine fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by author on title page. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover

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King, Stephen | Holly | Unsigned First Edition Book King, Stephen | Holly | Unsigned First Edition Book

Hardcover Book. September 2023 NY: Scribner First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust cover jacket.

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King, Stephen | Holly | UK First Edition Book King, Stephen | Holly | UK Unsigned First Edition Book

First Edition Hardcover Book. September 2023 LON: Hodder & Stoughton UK first edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.

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Loose Cannon | Ing, Dean | First Edition Book Ing, Dean | Loose Cannon | First Edition Copy

2000 NY: Forge  First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket.

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Agent Running in the Field  | Le Carre, John | Signed First Edition Book Le Carre, John | Agent Running in the Field | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  October 17, 2019 NY: Viking  First edition, first printing, fine in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.

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Mandeville Talent, The | Higgins, George | First Edition Book Higgins, George | Mandeville Talent, The | Unsigned First Edition Copy

First Edition Hardcover Book 1991 NY: Henry Holt First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket.

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Jordan, Robert | Warrior of the Altaii | First Edition Copy Jordan, Robert | Warrior of the Altaii | Unsigned First Edition Copy

First Edition Hardcover Book. October 2019 NY: Tor First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.

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Martel, John | Alternate, The | First Edition Book Martel, John | Alternate, The | First Edition Copy

1999 NY: Penguin  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

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McBain, Ed | Fiddlers | UK First Edition Book McBain, Ed | Fiddlers | UK Unsigned Edition Book

First Edition Hardcover Book.  2005 LON: Orion Publishing First UK edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket.

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Wilson, N. D. | Dandelion Fire | Book - Advance Reading Copy Wilson, N. D. | Dandelion Fire | Book - Advance Reading Copy

Advance Reading Copy. 2008 NY: Random House Advance reading copy, fine (faded spots along front cover, front cover slightly bent) in near-fine pictorial wraps.

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Buried Evidence | Rosenberg, Nancy Taylor | Book - Advance Reading Copy Rosenberg, Nancy Taylor | Buried Evidence | Book - Advance Reading Copy

2000 NY: Hyperion  Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers.

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Lashner, William - Fatal Flaw (Abridged Audio Tape Cassettes) Fatal Flaw | Lashner, William | Book on Tape

2003: Harper Audio  Abridged, 4 Audio Tape Cassettes, approximately 6 hours.

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Diehl, William | Eureka | Book on Tape Eureka | Diehl, William | Book on Tape

2002 NY: Harper Audio  Abridged, 4 tape cassettes, 6 hours, read by Cotter Smith.

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Krentz, Jayne Ann | Eye of the Beholder | First Edition Book Krentz, Jayne Ann | Eye of the beholder | Unsigned First Edition Copy

First Edition Hardcover Book 1999 NY: Simon & Schuster First edition, later printing, near-fine (toned) in a fine dust jacket. Every dust jacket is placed in acid-free archival quality acetate.

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Murder in Georgetown | Truman, Margaret | First Edition Book Truman, Margaret | Murder in Georgetown | Unsigned First Edition Copy

1986 NY: Arbor House  First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket.

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Vivienne | Hoyt, Richard | First Edition Book Hoyt, Richard | Vivienne | Unsigned First Edition Copy

2000 NY: Forge  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket.

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6th Lamentation, The | Brodrick, William | First Edition Book Brodrick, William | 6th Lamentation, The | Unsigned First Edition Copy

Hardcover Book  2003 NY: Viking  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, in a flawless dust jacket.

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Patterson, James & Sitts, Brian  | Holmes, Marple & Poe | Unsigned First Edition Book Patterson, James & Sitts, Brian | Holmes, Marple & Poe | Unsigned First Edition Book

Hardcover Book. January 2024 NY: Little, Brown, and Co. First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust cover jacket.

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Cook, Nick | Angel, Archangel | First Edition Book Cook, Nick | Angel, Archangel | Unsigned First Edition Copy

1990 NY: St. Martin's Press First edition, first printing, near-fine (tape discoloration on cover boards) in a fine dust jacket.

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Crace, Jim | Pesthouse, The | First Edition Book Crace, Jim | Pesthouse, The | Unsigned First Edition Copy

2007 Canada: Doubleday First edition, first printing, fine (large tear on front of dust jacket) in a good dust jacket.

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Albom, Mitch | Little Liar, The | First Edition Book Albom, Mitch | Little Liar, The | Unsigned First Edition Copy

First Edition Hardcover Book. November 2023 NY: Harper First edition, first printing, near-fine (bumped spine) in a fine dust jacket.

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Title, Elise | Romeo | First Edition Book Title, Elise | Romeo | Unsigned First Edition Copy

1996 NY: Bantam First edition, first printing, near-fine (dark line down front end paper) in a fine dust jacket.

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Herron, Paul | Breakout | First Edition Book Herron, Paul | Breakout | Unsigned First Edition Copy

2021 NY: Grand Central Publishing First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, remainder marked.

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Reed, Philip | Low Rider | First Edition Book Reed, Philip | Low Rider | Unsigned First Edition Copy

First Edition Book. 1998 NY: Pocket First edition, first printing, near-fine (toned) in a fine dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Ripley, W.L. | Dreamsicle | First Edition Book Ripley, W.L. | Dreamsicle | Unsigned First Edition Copy

1993 NY: Little, Brown First edition, first printing, near-fine (bumped spine, pages 233-240 printing issue) in a fine dust jacket.

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Searls, Hank | Kataki | First Edition Book Searls, Hank | Kataki | Unsigned First Edition Copy

1987 NY: McGraw-Hill First edition, first printing, fine in fine dust jacket.

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White, Stephen | Critical Conditions | First Edition Book White, Stephen | Critical Conditions | Unsigned First Edition Copy

1998 NY: Viking First edition, first printing, near-fine (torn spine, fading dust jacket) in a near-fine dust jacket.

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