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

About The First Edition

The First Edition has been selling books and collectables for over 25 years. We first started to sell records and pop memorabilia in Record Collector magazine; then sold in the United States of America through Krause Publications such as Goldmine and Toy Shop magazines.


We have been selling successfully on line for many years, either through our own website or through Biblio.


Our business philosophy is clear, to offer the best possible value for the best possible products that we can find on the market. This is why we use only secure methods of postage via Royal Mail, and we include these costs in our competitive prices. There are no hidden charges..

We believe that The First Edition website will provide you with one of the most unique shopping experiences on line, combining collectable books with other great collectables which are far too many to mention here.

We want all our valued Customers to be happy with their purchases and so take the trouble to ensure we publish detailed descriptions and numerous images per item (where applicable) to ensure you have the best possible shopping experience.

Thank you for visiting The First Edition, and we hope that you have a good browse and finds a great collectable that you want to own.

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​