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


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The First Edition has been selling rare and collectable books worldwide for more than 25 years. You will note from The First Edition website that we take great care to highlight any faults with the rare and collectable pre-owned books, some of which are over 100 years of age. The images are equally detailed with no fancy backgrounds to diminish the size of the image of the item(s) being sold.

Our competitive prices are INCLUSIVE of packing & secure insured postage with tracking and/or signature as per the service available from Royal Mail.

If the item(s) being sold are too valuable or large for Royal Mail we will dispatch orders using a courier.

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Returns Policy

Due to our detailed descriptions, numerous high definition images, & honest approach to dealing with enquiries, we do not get requests for returns.


However, we will accept returns ONLY if the book or collectable purchased from our The First Edition website is not as photographed and described.


We actively request Customers to please ask before they buy so that the item is in the condition that they require. The books and collectables sold are second hand, had a previous owner and some can be nearly, or over, 100 years of age.

Requests for returns are considered 7 days from receipt of the order.

Customers can expect a refund when The First Edition receives back the book or collectable in the condition it was sent. It is the sender's responsibility to ensure that the returned item is securely packed to withstand transit, and that the returned item is sent via a tracked and secure service.


Payment of the refund up to the order value will be made within 7 days of receipt of the item.

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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​