A man of controversy, the works of Richard Dawkins have sold millions across the global and have divided just as many people as they have inspired. For collectors, the works of Dawkins can be split into two many categories, scientific and religious.
Although the most famous and perhaps most financially successful work by Dawkins is The God Delusion, the original publication of The Selfish Gene by Oxford University Press in 1976 may just be the most collectible, with signed copies in fine condition fetching over $1,000. For book collectors with an avid interest in the works of Dawkins whether scientific or religious, later first edition, signed copies of his books, can be found online quite easily with prices typically well under $500.
Dawkin’s books could fetch much more in future years considering their current popularity and more importantly, their cultural impact on the world.
Dawkins, Richard. The Selfish Gene. Oxford University Press, London (1976). first UK edition; Date 1976 on title page with same on copyright page and no additional printings indicated; original price of 8.95
Dawkins, Richard. The Selfish Gene. Oxford University Press, New York (1976). original price of 8.95' First American edition, first printing, dated 1976 on title and copyright pages
Dawkins, Richard. The Blind Watchmaker. Longman Scientific and Technical, England (1986). First British edition;
Dawkins, Richard. The Greatest Show On Earth. Bantam Press, London (2009). the number 1 to the copyright page to indicate a true first print