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The Cocktail Party. A Comedy.

The Cocktail Party. A Comedy. by ELIOT, T. S

London: Faber and Faber Ltd,, 1950. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Housed in red q...

£65,000.00
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
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. &...

$2,750.00
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 Presentation Copy. 8vo., A near fine copy in the publisher's black clot...

$2,500.00
DESTROYER

DESTROYER by Fisher, Steve

NY: Appleton-Century, 1941. First edition, first prnt. Inscribed by Fisher on the front free endpage. "For Mark Hellinger - One ...

$2,200.00
Mutiny Memoirs being Personal Reminiscences of the Great Sepoy Revolt of 1857

Mutiny Memoirs being Personal Reminiscences of the Great Sepoy Revolt of 1857 by Mackenzie, Colonel A.R.D

Allahabad: Pioneer Press, 1892. 213pp. iv pp. Index. 2pp. Opinions of the Press. 6 photographic plates. Inscription on front pas...

£1,300.00
SHORT STORIES

SHORT STORIES by Merrill, James

Pawlet: Banyan Press, 1954. First edition, limited to 210 copies, 60 of which were meant for sale and 150 reserved for friends o...

$1,750.00
A Boy's Town, Described for "Harper's Young People", (with Autograph Letter Signed Tipped In )

A Boy's Town, Described for "Harper's Young People", (with Autograph Letter Signed Tipped In ) by Howells, William Dean

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1890. Autograph Letter Signed, a single page of green stationery folded, writing one side, tip...

$1,500.00
Modern Arms and Free Men: A Discussion of the Role of Science in Preserving Democracy ( Association Copy )

Modern Arms and Free Men: A Discussion of the Role of Science in Preserving Democracy ( Association Copy ) by Bush, Vannevar

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1949. First Printing. Review Copy, publisher's Review card, with tissue guard, laid in. Very...

$1,500.00
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
HOLLYWOOD - INSCRIBED TO RED & MINA STODOLSKY

HOLLYWOOD - INSCRIBED TO RED & MINA STODOLSKY by Bukowski, Charles

Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 1989. First Trade Edition. One of 900 hardcover copies published (not 1,000 as stated in the c...

$1,250.00
RURAL DENMARK AND ITS LESSONS. With AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED LETTER TO LORD ROSBERY.

RURAL DENMARK AND ITS LESSONS. With AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED LETTER TO LORD ROSBERY. by HAGGARD, H. Rider.:

London, Longmans, Green and Co., 1911.. FIRST EDITION 1911, WITH  A  FOUR PAGE AUTOGRAPHED LETTER TO LORD ROSEBERY AND AUTHOR'...

£895.00
The Forest of the South

The Forest of the South by Gordon, Caroline

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1945. Association Copy, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on front end page - "To the I...

$1,000.00
THE TOMBS OF ATUAN

THE TOMBS OF ATUAN by Le Guin, Ursula K

London: Victor Gollancz, 1972. First UK edition, first prnt. Inscribed by Le Guin to her stepfather and mother, Theodora Kroeber...

$950.00
David: An Oratorio (Vocal Score) - Specially Published for the Duke of Edinburgh

David: An Oratorio (Vocal Score) - Specially Published for the Duke of Edinburgh by E. C. Essex

Hodge & Essex, London, England, 1888. hHardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. This is an incredi...

$1,250.00



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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