Modern First Editions

We can help you find the modern first editions books you are looking for. As the world's largest independent marketplace for new, used and rare books, you always get the best in service and value when you buy from Biblio.co.nz, and all of your purchases are backed by our return guarantee.

Modern First Editions Books & Ephemera

The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code

by Brown, Dan

Stated First (1st) Edition, First (1st) Printing (number line to 1) of Dan Brown's ground-breaking novel and basis for the Tom Hanks film. Solid black cloth boards and binding show very light shelf wear to extremities, while the dust jacket shows original price of U.S. 24.95/Canada 37.95 but has small crease to front interior flap with light shelf wear and minor rubbing and is now protected by a removable, non-damaging, archival mylar cover. Pages are clean and unmarked, binding is tight and secure.... Read more
Item Price
$49.99
MORTAL FRIENDS

MORTAL FRIENDS

by Carroll, James

Boston: Little, Brown and Co, 1978. 1st edition. Green cloth binding. Green dust jacket. Nr Fine/Nr Fine (spine sunned).. 607 pp. 8vo. 24cm x 16cm.
Item Price
$10.00
PLAYING The GAME

PLAYING The GAME

by Buruma, Ian

London: Jonathan Cape, 1991. 1st edition. Green cloth with gold spine lettering. Dust jacket. NF/NF. 234 pp. 8vo. Novel based on the Indian Prince cricket player- K. S. Ranjitsinhji.
Item Price
$25.00
In the Heart of the Heart of the Country.

In the Heart of the Heart of the Country.

by GASS, William H

New York: Harper & Row, 1968. Signed on the title page by William H. Gass, who has added a passage from the title story, page 186: "A dissonance of parts and people, we are a consonance of towns. First edition / First printing. (A-S on the line below the First edition slug). Gold cloth. Very fine in fine dust jacket.
Item Price
$450.00
Footprints in the Snow a novel of Meiji Japan translated by Kenneth Strong 1st UK Edition

Footprints in the Snow a novel of Meiji Japan translated by Kenneth Strong 1st UK Edition

by Tokutomi, Kenjiro; Strong, Kenneth (translator)

London: George Allen and Unwin, 1970. 1st UK Edition. hardbound. Very Good in Very Good dustwrapper/Dustwrapper. 8vo. 1st UK Edition of Kenjiro's Tokutomi's novel of life in Meiji Japan; first published in Japan in 1901, this is the first edition in English translation; light foxing to endpapers, prelims and text block, minor creases to one or two pages, o.w. Very Good throughout; dustwrapper lightly rubbed, small watermark to foot of spine, o.w. Very Good.
Item Price
AU$30.00
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius.

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius.

by EGGERS, Dave

New York: Simon and Schuster, 2000. Signed on the title page by Dave Eggers, dated 2/28/00 and inscribed To Barbara: OK now. Yes. Yes. D.E. First edition / First printing. Mauve paper spine, gray paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket. Selected as one of the 10 best books of 2012 by the editors of the New York Times Book Review. Finalist for the National Book Award.
Item Price
$115.00
The TROJAN HORSE

The TROJAN HORSE

by Morley, Christopher. (1890-1957)

(n.p.): J. B. Lippincott Company, 1937. Stated First Edition. SIGNED. Red and blue cloth (red cloth for upper and lower boards, blue for back strip), title to upper board printed in white with a blue vignette of a Trojan head. White lettering to back strip. Top-edge stained navy blue. In a pictorial dust jacket. A VG copy in a VG jacket. Light age toning to boards, dj is rubbed with some chipping around the edges. Age toning to edges of leaves, old price stamp to last end paper, otherwise a clean... Read more
Item Price
$40.00
POEMS

POEMS

by Hawkins, Spike

Trent Bridge, Nottingham: PUblished by the Tarasque Press from the Trent Book Shop, (n. d.). 1st Printing, ca 1960 [per OCLC]. White paper wrappers, stapled. White paper dust jacket printed in black. Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Average wear, some age-toning & light soiling, Very Good.. Unpaginated, though 30 pp. Oblong format: 5-1/4" x 8-7/16" Contains first appearance of Hawkin's Pig Poems, later reissued separately.
Item Price
$22.50
The GODDESS ABIDES

The GODDESS ABIDES

by Buck, Pearl S[ydenstricker. 1892 - 1973]

New York: The John Day Company, 1972. 1st edition. INSCRIBED by Pearl S. Buck to front fly-leaf, in the year of publication. Grey cloth binding stamped in light blue to spine and cover. Dark blue illustrated DJ, printed in white lettering. A VG+ book in a slightly edgeworn VG dust jacket.. [2], 251, [3 (design & blank)] pp. B/w illustration to title page and rear flyleaves. 8-1/4" x 5-3/4"
Item Price
$125.00
TRACKS In The WIDEST ORBIT.  Collected Poems

TRACKS In The WIDEST ORBIT. Collected Poems

by Montrose, J[ames]. H. [1923 - 1984]

Sebastopol, CA: Russian River Writer's Guild, 1985. 1st printing. INSCRIBED by Edith Montrose, the author's wife. Glossy whtie paper covers printed in black & blue. Modest wear & soiling to covers, VG+. Unpaginated. 3 promotional pieces laid-in. 8vo. 9" x 6-15/16" Inscribed to "Paul", who is presumed to be Paul Mariah, named on the Acknowledgements page.
Item Price
$20.00
The THIRD LIFE Of GRANGE COPELAND.  A Novel

The THIRD LIFE Of GRANGE COPELAND. A Novel

by Walker, Alice

New York: Harcourt Brace & Jovanovich, 1970. 1st edition. Red cloth spine with grey paper-wrapped boards. Beige dust jacket (designed by Hal Siegel). VG+ (sq & tight/po name stamp to ffep & lower edge)/VG (some age toning & sunning to spine, rear panel/little-to-no edgewear or chipping).. 247 pp. 8vo.
Item Price
$75.00
GIDEON'S HOUSE

GIDEON'S HOUSE

by Brody, Jane

New York: Putnams, 1984. 1st edition. ARC, with publisher announcement laid-in. Presentation copy. F/F. 206 pp, 8vo. Inscribed, in the year of publication, by author to Luther [Nichols - a one-time editor for Doubleday].
Item Price
$25.00
JEFF CLAYTON'S LOST CLUE Or The Mystery of the Wireless Murder.; Adventure Series No. 44

JEFF CLAYTON'S LOST CLUE Or The Mystery of the Wireless Murder.; Adventure Series No. 44

by Ward, William [pseudonym, house name]

Cleveland: The Arthur Westbrook Company, 1910. 1st printing (presumed). Cf., Hubin, p. 839. Color pictorial wrappers. "Hart" series advert to rear wrapper. General wear. Chip to front joint, 1" above lower edge. Paper beginning to yellow, as usual. A VG copy.. [3] - 177, [1 (blank)] pp. Illustration, p. 5 6-7/8" x 4-7/8"
Item Price
$37.50
ORIGINAL SINS

ORIGINAL SINS

by Alther, Lisa

NY: Knopf, 1981. 1st edition. Hardback. Dust jacket. VG (bump to head of spine)/VG (some wear & soiling).. 8vo.
Item Price
$12.50
ASK The CARDS A QUESTION

ASK The CARDS A QUESTION

by Muller, Marcia

New York: St. Martin's Press, 1982. 1st edition. Tomato-red cloth binding with gold spine lettering. Dust jacket. NF/VG+ (some minor wear/short tape repair to top edge of rear panel & along front flap fold).. 169 pp. 8vo.
Item Price
$50.00
The IN - WORLD

The IN - WORLD

by Roberts, Lionel [pseudonym for Fanthorpe, R. Lionel. b. 1935]

[New York]: Arcadia House, 1968. Cf. Reginald 05111, for the 1st UK edition [1960]. Pink cloth binding with blue stamping. Dust jacket. Square & tight. Original publisher's jacket removed, leaving a horizontal line of black residue to upper & lower cover edges. Otherwise, VG+. Light wear to jacket, price clip, VG.. 189, [1] pp. 8vo.
Item Price
$15.00
FLIGHT Of The INTRUDER

FLIGHT Of The INTRUDER

by Coonts, Stephen

Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1986. 1st edition. Black cloth spine with grey paper-wrapped boards. Grey dust jacket. NF (slt lean)/NF. 329 pp. 8vo. A lone A-6 pilot, contrary to Navy policy, decides to stage a solo bombing run.
Item Price
$17.50
KINFOLK

KINFOLK

by Buck, Pearl S[ydenstricker. 1892 - 1973]

New York: The John Day Company, 1949. 1st edition. Hardback. Dust jacket. VG+ (slight lean)/VG+ (light wear).. 406 pp. 8vo.
Item Price
$25.00
The NIGHT THEY RAIDED MINSKY'S.  A Fanciful Expedition to the Lost Atlantis of Show Business

The NIGHT THEY RAIDED MINSKY'S. A Fanciful Expedition to the Lost Atlantis of Show Business

by Barber, Rowland

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1960. 1st printing. Quarter-bound navy cloth spine with gilt stamped lettering. Purple paper wrapped illustrated boards. Color illustrated endpapers. Red top stain. Color illustrated DJ. Light wear to DJ edges. A Near Fine copy in a similar dust jacket.. [9], 351, [2 (blank)] pp. Many intratextual b/w & color illustrations. 8-3/8" x 6-3/8"
Item Price
$75.00
Virtual Light

Virtual Light

by Gibson, William

New York: Bantam Books. 1993. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. Wraps, advance reading copy of an excerpt from Gibson's Virtual Light. Fine, but pages are browning.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
Item Price
$15.00
The FOUR - CHAMBERED HEART

The FOUR - CHAMBERED HEART

by Nin, Anais [1903 - 1977]

New York: Duell Sloane and Pearce, 1950. 1st edition (FPAA I, p. 277). Blue cloth binding with gilt stamped lettering. Dust jacket. VG+/VG (minor extremity wear).. 187, [1] pp. 8vo.
Item Price
$125.00
Hello: A Journal, February 29-May 3, 1976.

Hello: A Journal, February 29-May 3, 1976.

by CREELEY, Robert

New York: New Directions, 1978. Signed on the title page by Robert Creeley. First edition / First printing. Green cloth. Very fine in fine dust jacket. Slight toning to top and bottom edges of the white jacket.
Item Price
$100.00
UP ABOVE The WORLD.  A Novel

UP ABOVE The WORLD. A Novel

by Bowles, Paul

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1966. 1st edition. Greyish-purple cloth binding. Dust jacket. VG (slt lean)/VG (closed tear at head of spine/modest edgewear).. 223 pp. 8vo.
Item Price
$45.00
The Bird Catcher.

The Bird Catcher.

by PONSOT, Marie

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998. Signed on the title page by the author. First edition / First printing. Maroon cloth spine, gray paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket. Winner of the National Books Critics Circle Award. 2013 Winner of the $100,000.00 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, given for lifetime achievement.
Item Price
$125.00
Snow. Translated by Maureen Freely.

Snow. Translated by Maureen Freely.

by PAMUK, Orhan

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. Signed on the title page by Orhan Pamuk. First U.S. edition / First printing. Black paper spine, red paper-covered boards. Fine in fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy of this book. Pamuk was the 2006 Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review for their 10 Best Books of 2004 List.
Item Price
$350.00