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Rare Biography Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

If you are looking for some fascinating insights into your favorite authors, actors, or politicians, be sure to look through the rare biographies section of the Biblio Rare Book Room. There is a wide diversity of content featured in the rare biographies section of the Biblio Rare Book Room, and many of the rare and hard-to-find books are signed by the authors or featured subjects.

My first seventy-six years by Schacht, Hjalmar

London: Allan Wingate. Hardcover. B0007IWY90 Signed and inscribed by author upon front free endpaper. 552 pages. Index. Black and white photographic plates. "One of the most important autobiographies of the post-war period, for there can be few pe...



The Basketball Diaries (Association Copy) by Carroll, Jim; [Berrigan, Ted; Notley, Alice]

Bolinas, CA: Tombouctou, 1978. First Edition. Very Good. First edition, first printing. A fantastic association copy, signed by Jim Carrol, inscribed to poets Ted Berrigan and his wife Alice Notley on the half-title page, "To Ted + Alice, 'I...

From Burnside Rare Books, ABAA


Lord Randolph Churchill, signed and dated by Churchill by Winston S. Churchill

London: Odhams Press Limited, 1952. Hardcover. This is a signed and dated copy of the 1952 edition of Lord Randolph Churchill, Winston Churchill's biography of his father. The inscription in three lines in black ink on the first free endpaper reads:...

From Churchill Book Collector


A Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela - Signed Limited Edition by Mandela, Nelson

Little, Brown & Co., 1994. Hardcover. Book is in Fine as new condition. 1st printing. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION. This is one of 1000 numbered edition quarter bound in leather and signed on the limitation page by Nelson Mandela. Black leather quarter boun...

From Blue Sky Books


Moon Walk by Michael Jackson

U.S.A.: Doubleday & Company Inc., pp. 283, b/w and colour photographs, SIGNED in blue ink by Jackson on the free end page.Possibly signed and inscribed by Michael Jackson on half title page 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo. S...

From The Edmonton Book Store


The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. and the Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides by BOSWELL James

London: George Routledge and Sons, 1885. The Sir Joshua Reynolds edition. full brown crushed levant morocco, covers with geometric gilt patterns which are repeated on the spines, gilt board edges and turn-ins, brown-orange silk endpapers, all edges gilt,...

From Randall House Rare Books


Great Contemporaries by Winston S. Churchill

London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd., 1937. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is the British first edition, first printing, increasingly elusive thus in the first printing dust jacket. Great Contemporaries is Churchill's much-praised collec...

From Churchill Book Collector


My Early Life, finely bound by Winston S. Churchill

London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1930. First edition, first printing. Cloth. This is a finely bound copy of the first edition, first printing of Churchill’s autobiography. My Early Life sold very well at the time and has seen a great many editi...

From Churchill Book Collector


Pleased to Meet You ( signed ) by Putland, Michael

England: Genesis Publications, 1999. Book. Illus. by Author. New. Hard Cover in Slip Case. Signed by Author(s). 1st. Edition Limited Edition of 1750 this is #1528, Hardcover in black board with black leather spine, picture of Keith & Mick tipped to fr...

From GibbsBooks


English Men of Letters [38 volumes] by Morley, John

Harper & Brothers, NY, 1901. 1st edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. "English Men of Letters was a series of literary biographies written by leading literary figures of the day and published by Macmillan, under the general editorship of John Morley. The orig...

From civilizingbooks


The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Obama, Barack

NY: Crown. As New in As New dust jacket. 2006. Stated First Edition. First Printing. Hard Cover. 0307237699 . Signed by President Obama on the title page. A true first edition in immaculate condition ("First Edition" on copyright page, full nu...

From Round Table Books, LLC


Go Quietly...or Else by Agnew, Spiro T

U.S.A.: William Morrow. Hardcover. 0688036686 Signed and inscribed by Spiro Agnew upon half-title page. 288 pages. Index. "A powerful book in which Mr. Agnew challenges the widely held beliefs about his alleged involvement in bribery and extortion...



Binding, Fine - Chambolle- Duru) The Life of Sir Thomas More by By His Great-Grandson Cresacre More; with a Biographical Preface, Notes, and Other Illustrations by the Rev. Joseph Hunter, F.S.A

London: William Pickering, 1828. The SCARCE Pickering edition, 1828, Fine and finely bound in luxurious full crushed morocco, triple gilt fillet on covers, spine ribbed and richly decorated in gilt, inner gilt dentelles signed by the master French bindery...

From Dale Steffey Books


Irving's Life of Washington [5 volumes-leather] by Irving, Washington

GP Putnam and Company, NY, 1859. Hardcover. Fine. "George Washington (1732-1799) was the first President of the United States (1789-97), the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Father...

From civilizingbooks


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