First and Fine is run by Dr Alexander Wochnik. He is a political scientist who lives in Birmingham, UK. First and Fine grew out of a passion for collectible books. Having collected modern first editions since 2008, Alex founded and launched First and Fine in 2016. The shop specialises in modern first editions, with a strong focus on 20th century fiction, as well as in fine editions such as limited edition Folio Editions. The qualities of research, diligence and thoroughness required in academia are useful in collecting books as well, and we hope you will be satisfied with the books he has sourced for you.

Many of the books offered here have been signed by their authors or artists and we take great care in making sure that the signatures are authentic. All books are sourced from a variety of reliable sources or signed by authors on our behalf at book festivals and other literary events. All books described as first editions are automatically first editions AND a first prints / printings unless specified otherwise.

If you have any questions about any of our books please complete the form on our contact us page, we aim to reply to all requests within 24 hours.

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