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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
ESSAYS:  SECOND SERIES

ESSAYS: SECOND SERIES by Emerson, Ralph W

Boston: James Munroe and Company, 1844. Original pale green cloth, decorated in blind. Spine ends chipped and repaired at crown...

$850.00
THE RIGHT MORAL INFLUENCE AND USE OF LIBERAL STUDIES.  A DISCOURSE DELIVERED AFTER THE ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT OF GENEVA COLLEGE ...

THE RIGHT MORAL INFLUENCE AND USE OF LIBERAL STUDIES. A DISCOURSE DELIVERED AFTER THE ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT OF GENEVA COLLEGE ... by Verplanck, Gulian C

New York: Henry Ludwig, 1833. 47pp. Contemporary cloth. Front inner hinge cracked and somewhat crudely repaired, partial split ...

$100.00
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
QUEEN MARY  A DRAMA

QUEEN MARY A DRAMA by Tennyson, Alfred

London: Henry S. King & Co., 1875. viii,278,[10]pp. Forest green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Binding rubbed at extremities a...

$2,250.00
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 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
ALL THE SAD YOUNG MEN

ALL THE SAD YOUNG MEN by Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. Green cloth, lettered in gilt and blind. Expert restorations to spine extremities and ...

$35,000.00
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
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
A CHILD

A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES by Stevenson, Robert Louis

London: Longman's Green, and Co., 1885. Small octavo. Blue cloth, lettered in gilt, bevelled edges, t.e.g., others untrimmed. B...

$2,750.00
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



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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