There appear to be two publishers that create first edition reprints,
largely of classics and popular literature books. They are:
First Edition Library, with close to 100 titles
Collector's Reprints Inc., with around 50 titles to choose from.
The "top ten" titles available from First Edition Library include:
For whom the bell tolls
The postman always rings twice
The dragon murder case
The heart is a lonely hunter
The age of innocence
One flew over the cuckoo's nest
The Wapshot chronicle
The house without a key
A similar list for Collectors Reprints Inc. includes:
A farewell to arms
Leaves of grass
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Bridge of San Luis Rey
The grapes of wrath
Tender is the night
A good and varied selection from the two publishers, as I'm sure you'll agree.
Oddly, neither publisher appears to have a website of their own. And
odder still, the well-known bookseller sites such as amazon.com and
Barnes and Noble don't do a great job of finding the reprints by these
But happily, a search of Google's "shopping" counterpart site, Froogle:
does a pretty good job, and produces lists that can lead you pretty
quickly to the titles available, along with ordering information on
individual books. There are a few red herrings in the list, but for
the most part, these two links below should get you quick access to
most of the first edition reprints.
The first link is for books published by First Edition Library, and
involved a Froogle search on the terms ["First Edition Library"
Similarly, a Froogle search on [ "Collectors Reprints" ] produces
another good list:
There are also a number of online shops that specialize in
reproductions of first edition dustjackets...not the whole book, mind
you, just the jacket:
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new dustjacket program
which we hope will serve as a welcome resource by making rare vintage
dustjackets once again available to collectors.
In all the world of book collecting, there are few dust jackets as
sought after as those covering the first editions of the novels of
Edgar Rice Burroughs. Now these jackets are offered in facsimile
editions to dress up your own collection, or to grace your wall.
[Another Edgar Rice Burroughs site]
[Onine images of covers of Harry Stephen Keeler's novels].
What we offer. Dust jacket reproductions for your books! Our inventory
is in the hundreds. These reproductions take time to do, and quality
is of the essence. Each dust jacket is trimmed and enclosed in a
mylar jacket protector, formed and ready to put on your book.
[seems to have a substantial collection of reproductions, and offers a
service for turning covers into posters, as you can see here:]
I hope the answer here provides you exactly the information you were seeking.
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All the best,
search strategy: Google searches on:
"first edition" reprints
followed by the Froogle searches as described above.