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Life's Picture History Of World War II

Life's Picture History Of World War II by Tourtellot, Arthur B.; Sherrod, Robert Lee; Brennan, Francis

New York: Time Inc., 1950. First Thus Edition. Hardcover, Cloth. Very Good/No dust jacket. Folio - over 12" - 15" ta...

$450.00
The Confessions of Nat Turner.

The Confessions of Nat Turner. by STYRON, William

New York: Random House,, 1967. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine and upper board in gilt, silver, and orange, brow...

£3,750.00
THE EYE IN THE TRIANGLE. An Interpretation of Aleister Crowley. Inscribed

THE EYE IN THE TRIANGLE. An Interpretation of Aleister Crowley. Inscribed by Regardie, Israel. [Aleister Crowley]

Saint Paul, Minnesota: Llewellyn Publications, 1970. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. Saint Paul, Minnesota: Llew...

$2,500.00
Salem

Salem's Lot [Inscribed Association Copy] by KING, Stephen

Garden City: Doubleday. 1975. A later printing of his second novel, with the Q41 code on page 439. Inscribed by King in 1980 to ...

$2,500.00
The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments, together with the Apocrypha: Translated Out of the Original Tongues, and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised, with A Brief Concordance [Authorised/KJV version]

The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments, together with the Apocrypha: Translated Out of the Original Tongues, and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised, with A Brief Concordance [Authorised/KJV version] by [Bibles - King James]

Philadelphia: Printed and Published by M. Carey & Son, 1818. Leather Bound. Very Good. 9 x 10 1/2 inches. [4] + 1-834 (OT)...

$444.40
Each Dawn I Die

Each Dawn I Die by Jerome Odlum

HATFIELD BOOKS AND MEMORABILIA, a FIVE STAR SELLER, presents a HIGHLY SIGNIFICANT and VERY RARE FIRST EDITION ASSOCIATION COPY ...

$140.00
Ancient Society; or, Researches In the Lines of Human Progress From Savagery, Through Barbarism to Civilization

Ancient Society; or, Researches In the Lines of Human Progress From Savagery, Through Barbarism to Civilization by Morgan, Lewis Henry

New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1877. First Edition. Cloth. Good +. SIGNED by the Author & 13 of his colleagues. &...

$2,250.00
The Other Wise Man; A Vision of the East: Dramatized By the Author from the Story of That Name

The Other Wise Man; A Vision of the East: Dramatized By the Author from the Story of That Name by Van Dyke, Henry

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1927. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on front endpage - " To the Hon. Will H. Hays with th...

$350.00
SATORI IN PARIS

SATORI IN PARIS by Kerouac, Jack

NY: Grove Press, 1966. First edition, first prnt. Inscribed by John Montgomery on the verso of the half-title page. "For R Andre...

$700.00
A PLACE ON EARTH. A REVISION

A PLACE ON EARTH. A REVISION by Berry, Wendell

San Francisco: North Point Press, 1983 First North Point Press edition, first prnt. One of 100 copies numbered and signed by Ber...

$500.00
Elements of Political Economy

Elements of Political Economy by James Mill

Baldwin Craddock, and Joy, 1826. Hardcover. Very Good. viii, 304pp. Third edition, revised and corrected. Bound in half red le...

£350.00
IBERIA

IBERIA by Michener, James A

NY: Random House, 1968. First edition, first prnt. Photographs by Robert Vavra. Inscribed by Michener on the front free endpage ...

$1,350.00
Dragon by the Tail

Dragon by the Tail by DAVIES, John Paton (John Paton Davies, Jr.)

Pp. 448. Index. Four pages of notes to text. Book condition is Fine with the exception of six pages featuring Bill Powell's yell...

$250.00
HARLOT

HARLOT'S GHOST by Mailer, Norman

NY: Random House, 1991 First edition, first prnt. Inscribed by Mailer to film director Arthur Penn. "To Arthur, with my respect ...

$375.00
Galahad: Enough of His Life to Explain His Reputation

Galahad: Enough of His Life to Explain His Reputation by Erskine, John

Indianapolis: Bobbs Merrill, 1926. SIGNED presentation copy to American philosopher Frederick James Eugene Woodbridge. First Edi...

$125.00



Association copies can be difficult to define, but they can add considerable value to your growing book and ephemera collection. Put simply, association copies are books owned by people of significance. Some collectors will argue that books owned by celebrities or other famous figures count as association copies, while other collectors believe association copies are books owned by people significant to the author or particular work. For instance, this special copy of The Town and the City by Jack Kerouac is inscribed by the author to the mother of one of Kerouac's dear friends and fellow Beatniks.

What makes associations copies so precious is the unique relationship between author and recipient. Instead of a book being signed at a typical signature event, association copies provide a deeper glimpse into the hearts and minds of the authors. However, association copies can also include books signed or unsigned that belonged to other famous or influential people in history. Although signed copies are almost always more valuable than unsigned, association copies of any kind are quite collectible and highly sought-after books.

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