First off the press... Mistral's '$29,000' Nobel-winning poem sells in Paris

First off the press... Mistral's '$29,000' Nobel-winning poem sells in Paris

This poem bagged Frederic Mistral a 1904 Nobel Prize - and this very special copy is another prize
First edition Charles Darwin book proves its $62,500 worth in New York

First edition Charles Darwin book proves its $62,500 worth in New York

His famous work on rare species is now rare and collectible itself, as were this sale's other great lots
First script from Britain's 60-year-old radio drama The Archers goes up for sale

First script from Britain's 60-year-old radio drama The Archers goes up for sale

Sotheby's is expecting significant interest when the aging pages go under the hammer next month
First printing of Defoe's Journal of the Plague Year makes $2,520 at auction

First printing of Defoe's Journal of the Plague Year makes $2,520 at auction

A 1722 edition of Defoe's historical novel was the leading lot at National Book Auctions' recent sale
Bronte first edition reaches Wuthering Heights alongside a Dickens classic

Bronte first edition reaches Wuthering Heights alongside a Dickens classic

First editions from a stunning range of great writers sold at Sotheby's rare books auction
John F Kennedy first edition signed by President Obama leads books auction

John F Kennedy first edition signed by President Obama leads books auction

National Book Auctions' sale also offers some excellent rarities relating to travel and New York State
Signed first edition books capture the spirit of post-war youth

Signed first edition books capture the spirit of post-war youth

Collectible copies of J D Salinger's Catcher in the Rye and Kerouac's On the Road come to auction
Anything but depressing: First Edition of the Anatomy of Melancholy comes on sale

Anything but depressing: First Edition of the Anatomy of Melancholy comes on sale

The 17th century text, admired by great writers and others for centuries, is available online
First Edition of Oscar Wilde's banned play, Salome, auctions in the UK

First Edition of Oscar Wilde's banned play, Salome, auctions in the UK

Estimated at £30,000, the controversial play that couldn't be shown in London will sell at Dominic Winter
Sherlock Holmes' first adventure could reach £400,000 at auction today

Sherlock Holmes' first adventure could reach £400,000 at auction today

A Study in Scarlet will appear alongside a classic E H Shepard drawing
First four editions of 'Cricket Bible' auction at Bonhams

First four editions of 'Cricket Bible' auction at Bonhams

The 'Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, the world famous Bible of Cricket, will be sold in June
Ulysses First English Edition (1936) priced £15,000 is a must-see for investors

Ulysses First English Edition (1936) priced £15,000 is a must-see for investors

This Bonhams' sale is one to watch - James Joyce's classic is a past auction World Record breaker

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