This item was sold using a presumably stolen cc number and likely will be attempted to be resold on the market. Please contact ABAA HQ if offered. ALISON, Archibald (1792-1867). The Principles of Population, and their Connection with Human Happiness. 2 vols. 8vo. Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons: and Thomas Cadell, London, 1840. First edition. Original quarter cloth and boards, uncut, with paper... [ more ]

Browse the latest catalogs, newsletters, and e-lists of rare books, fine bindings, incunabula, print ephemera, much more from the members of the ABAA. Cover image: Madeline in London by Ludwig Bemelmans. New York: Viking Press, 1961. First Edition. (From Aardvark Books/Ezra the Bookseller's new catalog of Recent Acquisitions.) View ABAA members' catalogs for the recent New York Book Fair here... Plea... [ more ]

What's the difference between a first edition, first printing, first issue, and first state? Pay attention, there will be a quiz! Sometimes the most simple questions have the most complicated answers. Does God exist? What is love? Who wrote Shakespeare's plays? And what IS the difference between a first edition, a first printing, a first issue, and a first state? If you already know the difference, s... [ more ]