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Rare Presidential and Celebrity Signatures Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

Even the most worn and battered copy of a book is deemed valuable when it bears the signature of a president or other celebrity. There is a long tradition of American presidents signing autobiographies, portraits, and official ceremonial documents, and many of them are quite collectible. If you book collection features a section on the Cold War, you would definitely be interested in books or autobiographies signed by American President Ronald Reagan or Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev. Further, books inscribed by presidents also carry particular value, as they often contain unique and special messages to the recipient.

Even if a book does not feature a presidential signature of approval, books and ephemera signed or inscribed by celebrities or other notable writers or artists are also highly collectible. Our booksellers have amassed an impressive collection of books signed by painters, athletes, and musicians, and any of these books would add color and diversity to your collection.

Neilson's Greek Exercise. Abridged and Revised in Syntax, Ellipsis, Dialects, Prosody, and Metaphrasis; To Which is Prefixed, a Concise, but Comprehensive Syntax for the Use of Colleges, Academies and Schools. By the Principals of Baltimore College by (JEFFERSON, Thomas). NEILSON, William

Baltimore: Printed for the Proprietors by Swain & Matchett, 1809. Hardcover. Good. First American edition (the book was first printed in Edinburgh, 1806). Octavo. pp. viii, 171, [1]. Text in Greek and English. Contemporary full mottled calf, recased and…

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA


LIFE AND WORKS OF CHARLOTTE BRONTE AND HER SISTERS. Theodore Roosevelt's Set Signed by Him in Two Volumes by [ROOSEVELT, Theodore (Teddy ROOSEVELT)] BRONTE, Charlotte

London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1883. Hardcover. There are tears and some chipping to scattered pages, not very many, due to the cheap quality of the paper. Contents Very Good; bindings Fine. Complete in seven volumes. Recently rebound in half polished r…

From Charles Agvent


Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf SIGNED by Hogan, Ben (with Herbert Warren Wind)

New York: A.S. Barnes & Co., 1957. Possible First printing. Hardcover, no DJ. *SIGNED BY ARNOLD PALMER and JACK NICKLAUS. Good+ copy. Presumed 1st/1st (Barnes was notoriously inconsistent on printing statements, and did not explicitly state first edition…

From Refuge Books: Used & Rare


BIG GAME HUNTING IN THE ROCKIES AND ON THE GREAT PLAINS: Comprising "Hunting Trips of a Ranchman" and "The Wilderness Hunter." by ROOSEVELT, Theodore (Teddy ROOSEVELT)

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1899. First Edition. Hardcover. Mild sunning to the spine. A beautifully bound copy in Fine condition. Frederick Remington; A. B. Frost; J. Carter Beard; and others. Thick quarto (8" x 11") bound by Bennett in 3/4 brown mo…

From Charles Agvent



Cairo: The government press, 1954 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. PRIVATELY BOUND AS PRESENTATION COPY IN 29-5-1954, TO "OUR SON MR. ABDUL HAMID IBRAHIM ABD UR RAHMAN", FROM GENERAL MUHAMMAD NAGUIB. FRONTIS OF …

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Dreams From My Father by Obama, Barack

New York: Times Books, 1995. Ex-Library. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 1995 Times Books TRUE STATED FIRST EDITION with typical Random House # line to "2." With a **SIGNED** card by PRESIDENT OBAMA ( and a 100% guaran…



REPORT OF THE EXPLORING EXPEDITION TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS IN THE YEAR 1842, AND TO OREGON AND NORTH CALIFORNIA IN THE YEARS 1843-'44. Superb Association Copy Inscribed by James Buchanan to Confederate General John B. Gordon by [BUCHANAN, James] FREMONT, Brevet Capt. J. C

Washington: Blair and Rives, 1845. First Edition. Hardcover. Light to moderate foxing with some mild staining to the plates. Spine tips worn but covers decent. But for the noted illustration defects, a nice copy with a dark, bold inscription. Octavo (5-…

From Charles Agvent


Important autograph document signed "H. Berlioz" detailing costs for the first performance of the Requiem, op. 5, ca. 1837 by BERLIOZ, Hector 1803-1869

1 page. Folio. In French (with translation). Berlioz outlines fees for musicians, singers, and tuners and costs for rehearsals, composition, and copying associated with the premiere of the work. Slightly worn; creased at folds; a few very small holes…

From J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC


An album of 102 engraved portraits of prominent mostly French men and women from the First Empire through Charles X, of which 91 are signed by the subjects under their lithographed likenesses. by S.M. Charles X. Roi de France.; Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de La Pagerie; Pope Pius IX; Edmond Louis Alexis Dubois-Crancé; et alia

[Napoleonic Era Signed Portraits] First Empire. An album of 102 engraved portraits of prominent mostly French men and women from the First Empire through Charles X, of which 91 are signed by the subjects under their lithographed likenesses. A hard-bound b…

From G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB



Washington DC, 21 May 1953. Framed Letter. Fine, attractively framed. On 8-1/2" x 11" United States Senate stationery to John Keegan thanking him for his views "concerning the security test for federal employees" and promising to consider them "should l…

From Charles Agvent


Far Above Cayuga's Waters: Mr. President at Cornell [Twice Signed By President Harry S. Truman] by [Harry Truman]

N/P: N/P, 1960. First Edition . Full Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. Presentation volume given to then university president Deane Waldo Malott; Red, polished, Moroccan leather, with gilt stamp lettering and embossed university seal on top cover; Flat sign…

From Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps


In Color: Ten California Photographers at The Oakland Museum, 1983 (SIGNED offset lithograph poster) by Hockney, David

Oakland, CA: The Oakland Museum, 1983. Commissioned by the Oakland Museum for their 1983 exhibition, featuring an image of Hockney's original photo composite "Ian Swimming, Los Angeles, March 11th, 1982". SIGNED BY ARTIST David Hockney in …

From Dale Steffey Books


Dreams from My Father: by Obama, Barack ( President of the United States )

Times Books / Random House, 1995. First printing. Hardcover. Fine/very good. Octavo; xi, [xii], 403 pages; two yellow price labels from NYC's famed Strand Bookstore (from 1997, and 1998) on the front pastedown; there is a pinhole puncture starting …

From Thomas J. Joyce And Company


Autograph letter signed "Bellini" to Count Rodolphe Apponyi by BELLINI, Vincenzo 1801-1835

2 pp. of a bifolium. Octavo. Dated Monday morning. Postmarked [?]January 12, 1835. With "Weynen Superfin" blindstamped to upper portions of leaves. Integral address panel with the recipient's name and the address of the Austrian Embassy in Paris to final…

From J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC


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