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Rare & Collectable Books

The First Edition is our sister company selling rare and collectable books such as Antiquarian Books, Antiquarian Children’s Books, Children’s Illustrated Books, Modern First Edition Books, Illustrated Books, Americana Books and Signed Books and Autographs.


Some of the authors and illustrators in our rare and collectable books selection includes


A.A. Milne


Agatha Christie


Arthur Rackham Books


Arthur Ransome Books


Biggles Books


Charles Dickens Books


Edmund Dulac Books


Enid Blyton Books


Frederick Forsyth Books


H.G. Wells Books


Ian Fleming Books


Kenneth Grahame Books


Lewis Carroll Books


Louis Wain Books


Mabel Lucie Attwell Books


Mark Twain Books


P.G. Wodehouse Books


Rudyard Kipling Books


Wizard of Oz Books


And many others

Just some of the rare and collectable books for sale include:



A.A. Milne When We Were Very Young 1925 with Rare Dust Jacket

A very early Winnie the Pooh book illustrated by E.H. Shepard


Agatha Christie The Hound of Death & Other Stories First Edition 1933

This is the TRUE first edition published by Odhams Press in 1933 and includes The Witness for the Prosecution


Arthur Rackham The Vicar of Wakefield U.S. First Edition 1929

A rare book with 12 full colour plates, 22 black and white illustrations and the original publisher’s box


Arthur Ransome Peter Duck First Edition Eighth Impression 1937

An early Arthur Ransome Swallows and Amazons book with the attractive dust jacket


W.E. Johns The Biggles Omnibus 1939

Early Biggles book featuring the stories W.E. Johns Biggles Flies East, W.E. Johns Biggles Hits the Trail, and W.E. Johns Biggles & Co


Charles Dickens The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby First Edition in Book Form 1939

A very rare Charles Dickens Nicholas Nickleby first edition book with the very rare additional plates by Thomas Onwhyn, making a total of 80 plates.


Edmund Dulac Picture Book For The French Red Cross First Edition 1915

A scarce Edmund Dulac first edition book with 20 full colour plates and the very rare dust jacket


Enid Blyton Rumble and Chuff First Edition 1958

The very collectable Enid Blyton Rumble and Chuff children’s book with the original dust jacket


Arthur Conan Doyle The Lost World First Edition 1912

The very scarce Arthur Conan Doyle first edition book of which there was a print run of just 10,719 copies published by Hodder and Stoughton on 15th October 1912.


H.G. Wells You Can’t Be Too Careful First Edition 2nd Impression 1941 Signed

This wonderful book, from the author of The Invisible Man and The Time Machine, has signed this book. Highly collectable.


Kenneth Grahame The Golden Age Signed Limited Edition 1928

A very scarce signed limited edition of just 275 signed by Kenneth Grahame and illustrator E.H. Shepard, who also illustrated the original Winnie the Pooh books


Colin Dexter The Wench Is Dead Inspector Morse Signed First Edition 1989

A highly collectable signed first edition Inspector Morse book with a Waterstone’s invitation card also signed by Colin Dexter


Willy Pogany Tannhauser Signed Limited Edition Book 1911

A very scarce Willy Pogany signed limited edition book in the original suede leather binding of which there were just 525 copies published in England and America


Charles Dickens / Frank Reynolds Mr Pickwick Signed Limited Edition 1910

A very rare and collectable book by Charles Dickens and illustrated and signed the artist Frank Reynolds that is limited to just 350 copies








Arthur Conan Doyle The Lost World First Edition 1912 Edmund Dulac Picture Book For The French Red Cross First Edition 1915 Charles Dickens The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby First Edition in Book Form 1939 Colin Dexter The Wench Is Dead Inspector Morse Signed First Edition 1989 Willy Pogany Tannhauser Signed Limited Edition Book 1911 Charles Dickens / Frank Reynolds Mr Pickwick Signed Limited Edition 1910 Contact Us Biscuit Tins Home Page