September 12th, 2013


1st edition book covers First Edition Books

Fascinating to see these dustwrappers on AbeBooks today. I've read twenty one of the books and don't own any of them in a first edition. When it comes to books I collect, though, I always prefer to have a first. In some cases I have two copies of a book; a first without a dustwrapper and a reprint with.

Do you think there's anything special about a first edition? Or will any tatty old paperback do you?