Rare Signed & First Edition Charles Dickens Books | The First Edition

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The First Edition has a great selection of Disneyana, trading cards, Rock and Pop Memorabilia, film memorabilia collector as well as a large selection of used books for sale.

The First Edition main categories are Americana, Autographs and Signed Books, Antiquarian Books, Children's Illustrated Books,Illustrated Books, Modern First Edition Books, Cigarette Cards & Trade Cards, Comic Books & Annuals, Film & TV Memorabilia, Postal History, Postcards, Rock & Pop Memorabilia, Press Photographs, Sporting Collectables, Theatre Programmes, Titanic collectables, and Walt Disney Collectables (or vintage Disneyana) 



The First Edition has some of the most collectable Americana on the internet today. Americana for sale includes American Civil War memorabilia, vintage maps of America, film and television memorabilia on the wild West, vintage Disneyana, antiquarian used books, trade cards, and cigar labels depicting Native American Indians.

Autographs & Signed Books

View authentic autographs, signed documents, handwritten letters, signed books and signed limited edition books.

Antiquarian Books

View antiquarian used books from such authors as Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, William Makepeace Thackeray, Edward Lear, and many more.

Children's Illustrated Books


View a large range of used children's books for sale that includes Mabel Lucie Attwell books & collectables, Enid Blyton books, Lewis Carroll books, Kenneth Grahame books, W.E. Johns books, Thomas the Tank books, Louis Wain books and postcards, Wizard of Oz books, and much more

Illustrated Books

View very collectable illustrated used books from such artists as Edmund Dulac, Arthur Rackham, Willy Pogany and many other artists.

Modern First Edition Books

View rare and collectable modern first edition used books that includes Agatha Christie books, Leslie Charteris books and signed books, Frederick Forsyth books, Rudyard Kipling books, H.G. Wells books, Oscar Wilde books, P.G. Wodehouse books, and many others.

Cigarette Cards & Trade Cards

View vintage cigarette cards and trade cards that includes such diverse subjects as Disney, The Beatles, actors, the Olympics, the Second World War, and more.

Comic Books & Annuals

View vintage film and television annuals from the 1920's to the 1970's.

Film & TV Memorabilia

View Film & TV Memorabilia that includes film campaign books, film books, film postcards, film posters, film programmes, film sheet music and soundtracks.​

Postal History


View Postal History collectables that includes individual and collections of first day covers, many limited editions, covering Royalty and aviation.


View collectable vintage postcards that includes Louis Wain, Donald McGill, Mabel Lucie Attwell,Charlie Chaplin, and many more.

Rock and Pop Memorabilia

View vintage Rock and Pop Memorabilia that includes vinyl records, concert programmes, concert flyers, posters, lobby cards from such artists as Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Prince, Madonna, and many more.

Press Photographs


View vintage Press Photographs that includes desirable subjects as the Olympic Games, Royalty, Charlie Chaplin, and many more.

Sporting Collectables

View are a great range of Sporting Collectables that includes Berlin Olympics 1936 trade cards in their original album, Muhammad Ali biography signed by Ali, vintage boxing programmes, vintage football programmes, and more.

Theatre Programmes

View a great range of vintage Theatre Programmes that covers the 1930's to the 1960's and features the great productons and stars of the day.

Titanic Collectables

View vintage Titanic Collectables that includes Titanic postcards and the autographs of the youngest survivor of the sinking of the Titanic, Millvina Dean.

Walt Disney Collectables

View vintage Walt Disney Collectables (also known as Disneyana) that includes vintage Disney Mickey Mouse books and annuals, Disney toys including a boxed projector complete with slides, Disney posters, Disney records, and more.

Just Some of the Great Highlights

Elvis' Christmas Album RCA Victor LOC-1035 1957

Wizard of Oz The Original Story On Which The Film Is Based 1939

Large Vintage Film Postcard Album with 261 Postcards to include Buck Jones, Buster Crabbe, Cary Grant, Clark Gable, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Errol Flynn, Gary Cooper, Laurel and Hardy, Tom Mix and many others

Edmund Dulac My Days With The Fairies 1920

Brian Epstein Presents The Beatles Christmas Show at Finsbury Park Astoria 1963

John Betjeman Summoned By Bells First Edition 1960

Home For The Holidays British Quad Film Poster 1995

Walt Disney Mickey Mouse Movie Stories First Edition 1933

Walt Disney Mickey Mouse Movie Stories Book 2 First Edition 1935

Doris Day Signed Photo For Picture Show with the 1953 Christmas Annual

George Catlin North American Indians 1860

Arthur Rackham The Night Before Christmas US First Edition Book 1939

The Godfather Starring Marlon Brando Film Programme 1972

Rare Queen Victoria Cabinet Photograph 1898

Charles Dickens The Haunted Man and the Ghosts Bargain circa 1912

Charlie Chaplin The Great Dictator Window Cards 1940

Kenneth Grahame & E.H. Shepard The Golden Age Signed Book 1928

Andrew Lang Princes and Princesses First Edition 1908

Louis Wain The Marvelous Story of Puss in Boots circa 1904

Wizzard I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday & Rob Roy’s Nightmare Single 1973

The Beatles First Christmas Flexi Disc and Original Sleeve 1963

Charles Dickens Raphael Tuck Postcards Collection

W.E. Johns Gimlet’s Oriental Quest First Edition 1948

​Muhammad Ali His Life and Times Signed First Edition Book 1991

Peter Pan London Palladium Theatre Programme circa 1930

Walter Crane The Baby’s Opera Early Edition 1887​

Christopher Awdry Shapes and Sizes 1991 Signed Book

Rudyard Kipling Land and Sea Tales for Scouts and Guides First Edition 1923


Felix the Cat Annual 1927


Harriet Beecher Stowe A Key To Uncle Tom's Cabin First Edition 1853​