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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
DISCOVERIES; A VOLUME OF ESSAYS

DISCOVERIES; A VOLUME OF ESSAYS by Yeats, William Butler

Dundrum: Dun Emer Press, 1907. Linen-backed boards. Woodcut pressmark ("Charging Unicorn) by Robert Gregory (its first use). Co...

$125,000.00
The Well at the World

The Well at the World's End by William Morris

The Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith; 1896. Good condition. Limited Edition, 1 of 350. Illustrated by Edward Burne-Jones. This extre...

£3,950.00
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
The Vinegar Works

The Vinegar Works by Gorey, Edward

New York: Simon & Schuster,1963. First Edition. Hardcover. VG in Good slipcase. Three square, 12mo volumes. Pictorial paper-cove...

$300.00
The Innocents Abroad - or - The New Pilgrims' Progress

The Innocents Abroad - or - The New Pilgrims' Progress by Twain, Mark

Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1870. Though bearing prior owners' notations, it is worthwhile to note that the stamp...

$1,000.00
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
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. 8vo ...

$2,250.00
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
A FAMILY CHRISTMAS

A FAMILY CHRISTMAS by Kennedy, Caroline

NY: Hyperion, 2007. First edition, first prnt. Inscribed by Kennedy on the title page. "For Jean-Claude Joyeux Noel and thanks f...

$250.00
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, brown...

£3,750.00
Back to the Republic; The Golden Mean: The Standard Form of Government

Back to the Republic; The Golden Mean: The Standard Form of Government by Atwood, Harry F

Chicago: Laird & Lee Inc., 1918. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR, Chicago lawyer, and educator Harry F. Atwood on the half-ti...

$150.00
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 Book of Sentiment

A Book of Sentiment by Van Amburgh, F.(red) D(e Witt)

New York: The Silent Partner Co., 1925. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on front endpage - " For 'Billy' Hays from H...

$100.00
Presentation Copies to Ruth Tolman of : THE OPEN MIND and SCIENCE AND THE COMMON UNDERSTANDING [ together with ] a Handwritten Note

Presentation Copies to Ruth Tolman of : THE OPEN MIND and SCIENCE AND THE COMMON UNDERSTANDING [ together with ] a Handwritten Note by Oppenheimer, J. Robert

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1954. SCIENCE AND THE COMMON UNDERSTANDING, 1954, First Printing, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR...

$6,500.00



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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