In my library I have a Dickens first edition.
It is not of one of the novels published in his lifetime or it could be worth quite a bit.
His last surviving child was Sir Henry Fielding Dickens who in his will gave his heirs the permission to publish the book if they desired.
The book was one of the top sellers in 1934, so there are a lot of copies available. I looked online and found that you can buy copies like mine for less than $50.
To me, it is special for a couple of reasons.
First, it is a Dickens first edition!
Second, it brings back memories of where I bought it. I found it at a used book store in Kansas City that specialized in religious books. The store had a fiction section where they had books that they picked up in the process of buying the libraries of preachers. That same day I found and purchased a complete set of The Oxford Illustrated Dickens in the original box. It was a good day for book finds.
Do you have any first editions of your favorite authors?