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For most serious book collectors, a connection to the original source of the work is what they seek. A first edition is one of the earliest, and therefore, most original versions of a written work. A signature creates an even greater connection. The same hand that wrote the book signed it as evidence, or the subject of a biography attests to its validity with their name. For more information and even more signed books click here.

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Small Collection of Signed and Inscribed Books and Photographs
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Small Collection of Signed and Inscribed Books and Photographs

by CASTRO, Fidel

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  • very good
  • Signed
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Used - Very Good
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Gloucester City, New Jersey
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1985. Very Good. A collection that includes three Signed and Inscribed books, two Inscribed photographs and an Autograph Note in English Signed. The books (two in wrappers, the third an embossed leatherette hardcover) are generally very good with toning and wear at the extremities; the paperbacks have additional tape repaired spines and one is also dampstained with a few scrapes. The photos are fine in wooden frames and the ANS is about very good with some light toning and tape repairs to all four corners. The books include two written by Castro himself: a 1975 second edition of *Hoy Somos Un Pueblo Entero* [*Today We Are an Entire People*] Signed and dated in the year of publication, and a 1985 first edition of *Esta Tiene Que Ser la Guerra Economica de Todo el Pueblo* [*This Must Be the Economic War of all People*] Inscribed: "Por Nuestra Patria [For Our Country] Fidel Castro." The third book is the 1951 yearbook of the University of Tampa, *Moroccan*, Inscribed on the title page on October 1955… Read More
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A Gathering of Novels by Louisa May Alcott - With an Inscription by Alcott
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A Gathering of Novels by Louisa May Alcott - With an Inscription by Alcott

by Alcott,Louisa May

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  • Hardcover
  • Signed
Condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
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San Anselmo, California
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Boston. Roberts Brothers. 1885-1890. Bound in High Victorian, gilt titled, pictorial decorated cloth over boards.Blind embossed branch design to covers. Gilt Title panels with elaborate gilt and red fleurettes to spines.Decorative endsheets in green cloth, 2 in brown cloth. 12mo. (4.5"x6.5) Later Printings. Illustrated throughout with full page monochrome plates after engravings. A set of 7 Alcott novels in very attractive Victorian bindings. The set is comprised of: Little Women, Little Men (2 copies),Rose In Bloom, Jack and Jill,Old-Fashioned Girl,Jo's Boys. Laid down on the front paste-down of Little Women is a white card, cut to cover proportion, which bears Alcott's signature ( L.M. Alcott) in ink. Beneath her signature,Alcott has inscribed the names of the novel's characters -"Meg Jo Beth Amy Teddy & Jo". A very rare and unique inscription by one of America's most notable authors. All books are in Very Good condition with tight bindings which present various… Read More
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Linky from Winston S.C 1 Jan 1906 - Lord Randolph Churchill, Winston S. Churchill's biography of...
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Linky from Winston S.C 1 Jan 1906" - Lord Randolph Churchill, Winston S. Churchill's biography of his father inscribed and dated by Winston to his lifelong friend, confidante, and best man at his wedding, Hugh Cecil, the day before publication

by Winston S. Churchill

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  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used
Edition
First edition, only printing
Binding
Hardcover
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San Diego, California
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London: Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1906. First edition, only printing. Hardcover. This is the first edition of Churchill's biography of his father, inscribed on the day before publication to Churchill's lifelong friend, confidante, and best man at his wedding, Hugh Cecil. The unusually personal inscription inked in black in four lines on the Volume I front free endpaper recto reads: "Linky / from / Winston S.C / 1 January 1906". The ink is mildly age-toned, but remains distinct with no discernable age-spreading. The inscription page remains clean and bright. The books retain square and tight original bindings with sharp corners and nicely rounded spines. There is minor wear at the spine ends, mild sunning and staining of the spines, and a few spots on the Volume II covers. The contents are clean, bright, and complete. Spotting in both volumes is moderate, primarily confined to prelims and untrimmed page edges. Each volume is housed in its own quarter dark red Morocco goatskin Solander case, hued… Read More
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THE MASK OF DIMITRIOS
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THE MASK OF DIMITRIOS

by AMBLER, ERIC

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  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used
Edition
First edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Greencastle, Pennsylvania
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London: Hodder & Stoughton Limited, [1939]., 1939. First edition. First edition. Signed and inscribed on the title page in ink by the author to fellow mystery writer and journalist Wayne Warga, "Wayne Warga from Eric Ambler. Los Angeles, 25 February 1982. Dear Wayne, This must be the rarest of my first editions. I'm glad to have seen it again. Eric." This copy also has the bookplate of the renown mystery collector, Adrian Homer Goldstone, which is affixed to the front pastedown sheet. Near fine, bright, square copy in dust jacket with light professional restoration by an expert paper conservationist. Housed in a cloth clamshell case with a leather label on the spine and titles stamped in gold gilt. A rare book in the first edition as most copies were lost when Nazi bombs destroyed the Hodder & Stoughton warehouse during World War II. A Haycraft/Queen cornerstone of detective and mystery fiction and the basis of the classic film starring Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre. As… Read More
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SIDDHARTHA. EINE INDISCHE DICHTUNG

SIDDHARTHA. EINE INDISCHE DICHTUNG

by HESSE, Herman

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  • Paperback
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Owner name of George Goetz dated 1939 on the front endpaper well above Hesse's inscription with a small stain at the bottom corn
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Paperback
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Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
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Berlin: S. Fischer, 1922. First Edition. Wraps. Owner name of George Goetz dated 1939 on the front endpaper well above Hesse's inscription with a small stain at the bottom corner well below Hesse's inscription. A few marginal pencil notations, likely by Goetz. Some aging to the paper but at least Very Good and very scarce when signed. Thin octavo (5-3/4" x 8-3/4") bound in the publisher's heavy brown wraps with black lettering on the front cover and a later cloth tape hand-lettered spine; [1-8], 9-146, [-147], [1, blank], [2, publisher's ads]. The true First Edition with the text in German of one of this Nobel Prize winner's two famous and important novels, the other being of course STEPPENWOLF. This copy is SIGNED in ink by the author with a brief inscription on the front endpaper. Hesse based this book on the early life of Gautama Buddha. The story of a son rebelling against his father's teaching and traditions and eventually finding true enlightenment resonated with those maturing in the 1960s… Read More
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SIGNED By Raymond Chandler  A Book From His Personal Library & Dated Hollywood March 30, 1944,...
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SIGNED By Raymond Chandler A Book From His Personal Library & Dated "Hollywood March 30, 1944, Chandler also added "From // Dr. Sam Hirshfeld" on Endpapers, , Book is Written By BEN HECHT TITLED , - A Guide for the Bedeviled, SIGNATURE GUARANTEED AUTHE

by Personally SIGNED BY RAYMOND CHANDLER & DATED on Blank Endpapers Hollywood ,MARCH 30, 1944, IN FRONT OF BOOK Written BY BEN HECHT A Guide for the Bedeviled ,

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  • good
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
Condition
Used - Good
Binding
Hardcover
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LONG BEACH, California
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New York: Scribner's, 1944. SIGNATURE GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC, Personally SIGNED BY RAYMOND CHANDLER & DATED on Blank Endpapers Hollywood ,MARCH 30, 1944, IN FRONT OF BOOK Written BY BEN HECHT A Guide for the Bedeviled , Chandler also added "From // Dr. Sam Hirshfeld" on Endpapers, BOOK Written BY BEN HECHT ,HARDBACK NODustjacket, NOJACKET, BK GOOD CONDITION, 1944, SIGNED BY RAYMOND CHANDLER & DATED Hollywood ,MARCH 30, 1944, IN FRONT OF BOOK BY BEN HECHT A Guide for the Bedeviled GREEN CLOTH LIGHT RUB WEAR, Hirshfeld was a Hollywood physician active in the 1940's and a good friend of Hecht's & CHANDLER - he is mentioned in "Harpo Speaks" as attending a Marx dinner with Hecht, and Hecht gave his funeral oratory. The cloth boards are worn and the dust jacket is missing. Interior sound. BOOK Written BY BEN HECHT . Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.
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Foundation Trilogy SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR (  Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second...
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Foundation Trilogy SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ( Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation )

by Asimov, Isaac

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First Editions
Binding
Hardcover
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Bloomington, Indiana
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New York: Gnome Press, 1951. An exceptional and RARE set, all three books having been SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR Isaac Asimov to the same lady in the most intriguing and charming manner - "Foundation" SIGNED AND INSCRIBED "For Laura Jean a passionate Southern gal Isaac Asimov", "Foundation and Empire" SIGNED AND INSCRIBED "For Laura Jean a persistent Southern gal Isaac Asimov", and "Second Foundation " SIGNED AND INSCRIBED "For Laura Jean a married Southern gal Isaac Asimov". Ah, to have been a witness to THAT book signing, where the sparks were obviously flying ! All three books stated Gnome Press First Editions, "Foundation" in dark blue boards with red lettering at spine, thinner and narrower paper and with dust jacket too large for this thinner book, although stating First Edition 1951 on CP is actually the 1954 2nd Edition. Book is Very Good, pages browning, slight toning to edges of end pages, top edge dusty, in a Very… Read More
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Moby Dick
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Moby Dick

by Melville, Herman; Kent, Rockwell [Illustrations]

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  • near fine
  • Signed
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Edition
First Edition Thus
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Portland, Oregon
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New York: The Lakeside Press, 1930. First Edition Thus. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition thus, limited to 1,000 copies. Three volumes in publisher's acetate jackets, in aluminum slipcase. Presentation copy signed by Rockwell Kent on the front free end paper of Volume I, "Inscribed with affectionate friendship to Putzie - Rockwell Kent, 1950." Volumes II and III bear Rockwell Kent-illustrated bookplates of Marie Luise Hinrichs. Near Fine. Narrow strips of sunning to spine cloth at ends, light rubbing to cloth at extremities and light abrasions to black topstains. Pages toned and with offsetting from illustrations. Acetate wrappers are wrinkled and shrunken with age, as is typical, and show a bit of chipping and edge wear, with some separation starting between the acetate and a paper flap on both volumes II and III; acetate on volume II with light staining. Aluminum slipcase is lightly worn, bumped at top and bottom edge. A stunning presentation copy, inscribed by Kent, and with bookplates designed… Read More
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Doc Craven's Tribute - The Legends of Springbok Rugby 1889-1989 - Limited Edition 578/1000...

Doc Craven's Tribute - The Legends of Springbok Rugby 1889-1989 - Limited Edition 578/1000 Signed by 130 Legendary Players

by K. Clayton (Editor)

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
Condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Hardcover
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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£8,021.00
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South Africa: KC Publications, 1989 Limited Edition 578/1000. Signed by approximately 130 top rugby players. Abundant biographies and photographs. A collector's item. ---------- Orders over $100.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Size: Approx 8" Wide By 12"Tall
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Dune - Autographed by Frank Herbert
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Dune - Autographed by Frank Herbert

by Herbert, Frank

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  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Fine Condition
Edition
First Edition, 7th Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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Silver City, New Mexico
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This is a 7th printing of the 1st edition by Chilton Book Company from 1965. There were nine such printings of that 1st edition. The book is in Fine Condition. The dustjacket is in Good Condition with slight edge wear and the price clipped from the upper corner. Frank Herbert has autographed the title page. Please refer to the attached photos which show the red cloth binding, the dustjacket, the numerical printing history, the Library of Congress number, and the autograph.This very hard-to-find book will make a fine addition to the personal library of the serious collector.
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De La Terre a la Lune
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De La Terre a la Lune

by Jules Verne

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  • Signed
Condition
Used
Edition
Early
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New York, New York
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French novelist, poet and playwright (1828-1905), and writer of several highly successful fantasy and travel novels, later taken to film.
His book "De la Terre a la Lune", one of his most successful novels, signed by him on the first title page. Early edition, no year but from between 1872 and 1875, inscribed to Maria de las Mercedes Orleans (1860-1878, perished of Typhoid fever at age of only 18), who lived for a few years in Paris, later was the first wife of the Alfonso XII (1857-1885), King of Spain.
Inscription by another hand (not Verne) on the frontend page indicates this was Maria de las Mercedes Orleans´ book, given by her to someone called Ramon Cortes y Gutierrez.
A total of 169 numbered pages, some with illustrations, gilded edges, hardcovers, 7.25 x 10.75 inches, minor rust stains on pages, normal wear on covers, in overall very good condition. See scans.
Books signed by Verne are very rare - and this one is a truly one-of-a-kind book!.
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A Bear Called Paddington - Inscribed by the Author
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A Bear Called Paddington - Inscribed by the Author

by Bond, Michael

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  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
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Chelmsford, Essex
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£12,500.00
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First edition, first impression (Collins Clear-Type Press: London and Glasgow, 1958). Signed and inscribed by the author to the front endpaper: "To Nina, with best wishes, Michael Bond". The dedicatee is Nina Froud who was a personal friend of the author and worked at his literary agency. The first book in the Paddington series where one of the most iconic and beloved British fictional characters first appeared, later going on to form the basis of several ongoing TV and successful film adaptations. Publisher's original red cloth with silver lettering to spine containing illustrations by Peggy Fortnum. A beautiful, fine and pristine book throughout, save for a touch of off-setting to endpapers. Appears unread. The original complete dust jacket is not price-clipped and is in unusually superior condition with a chip to spine head - not affecting any lettering - and a closed tear to top of upper panel fore-edge with a couple of tiny and inconspicuous nicks to the top edge of lower panel. A very rare… Read More
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GONE WITH THE WIND Signed 1st Issue

GONE WITH THE WIND Signed 1st Issue

by Margaret Mitchell

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  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used
Edition
First Edition; First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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Pomona, New York
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New York: MacMillan Company. 1936. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. First issue with "Published May 1936" on copyright page in first issue jacket with rear panel headed "Macmillan Spring Novels" listing Gone with The Wind as the second title in the second column. Binding tight and square. Original full-bound cloth boards present, in exceptional condition for their age, with slight wear to corners as shown. Minimal wear present to boards and text block, with some wear evident to the original dust jacket, with a repaired tears on both the front and back covers, as well as some chipping losses at spine corners, and wear to the edges at bottom and top. Clipped (as is typical) at the top corner, with original price of $3 not clipped at the bottom left. Overall a very nice example. ; Signed by Margaret Mitchell on the first free end page. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1037 pages; Signed by Author .
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1964: Eyes of the Storm
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1964: Eyes of the Storm: Ultra Rare Signed and Numbered Edition # 117 of 175 in existence

by Paul McCartney

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  • as new
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
As New
Edition
Signed Deluxe
Binding
Hardcover
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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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This signed limited deluxe edition of 1964: Eyes of the Storm is contained in a specially designed box which is included in with this listing. The book itself is housed in a custom black silkscreen slipcase with inset images printed separately, pressed, and attached to the case. The book sports a striking new jacket.
Paul McCartney's signature and the limited-edition number will appear on the first page of the book. This is number 117.
Additional features include: a cloth bound folio imprinted with black screen type on the cover; inside the folio is a printed interior sheet and an 8" x 10" numbered print secured with photo corners. Condition: Flawless/Mint. See images.
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The Eric Voegelin Collection
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The Eric Voegelin Collection

by Voegelin, Eric

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  • Paperback
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used
Binding
Paperback
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Chicago, Illinois
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Rare books, articles, and correspondence, 1928-1989. English and German language works. Voegelin, Erich: Ueber die form des amerikanischen geistes: Tübingen, Germany: Verlag von J. C. B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck), 1928. First edition. Original paper wrappers. Minor creasing and edgewear to wraps; former library sticker to spine and two-inch sticker scar to front wrap; library stamp to title page with penciled strike-through; otherwise leaves bright and unmarked. A scarce and well-preserved first edition of Voegelin's first published book (later translated as On the Form of the American Mind). [German language work]Voegelin, Erich: Rasse und staat: Tübingen, Germany: Verlag von J. C. B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck), 1933. First edition. Original paper wrappers. Minor creasing and edgewear to wrappers with some rubbing and spotting; chipping to head and foot of spine; faint sunning to wrappers; occasional pencil underlining and marginalia; otherwise well-preserved. [German language work]Voegelin, Erich: Die… Read More
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