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Rare Presidential and Celebrity Signatures Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

Even the most worn and battered copy of a book is deemed valuable when it bears the signature of a president or other celebrity. There is a long tradition of American presidents signing autobiographies, portraits, and official ceremonial documents, and many of them are quite collectible. If you book collection features a section on the Cold War, you would definitely be interested in books or autobiographies signed by American President Ronald Reagan or Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev. Further, books inscribed by presidents also carry particular value, as they often contain unique and special messages to the recipient.

Even if a book does not feature a presidential signature of approval, books and ephemera signed or inscribed by celebrities or other notable writers or artists are also highly collectible. Our booksellers have amassed an impressive collection of books signed by painters, athletes, and musicians, and any of these books would add color and diversity to your collection.



Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy

Inaugural Presentation Edition. Brand new, never opened. Presented in original presentation case. Small octavo, 266 pages. Blue leather cover, gilt title on spine and front cover, all edges gilt. Special inaugural edition, inscribed with the following: "T…

From Sunshine Canyon Booksellers

$900.00


Profiles in Courage by Kennedy, John F

New York: Harper and Brothers, 1955. First Edition. Light Blue with black spine and gold text on spine. Very good +/near fine. INSCRIBED "For Mathilda Westbrook Sinclair - / With the very best wishes / John F. Kennedy", Quality copy of one of …

From Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts

$5,150.00


Beautiful Thoughts by Tiny Tim (Herbert Khaury)

Garden City: Doubleday & Co., 1969. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR and 60's cultural phenomenon Tiny Tim on verso of front end page - "To Miss Peggy Happy Reading Tiny Tim", in red ink and accompanied by an utterly charming drawing by T…

From Dale Steffey Books

$250.00


Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf SIGNED by Hogan, Ben (with Herbert Warren Wind)

New York: A.S. Barnes & Co., 1957. Possible First printing. Hardcover, no DJ. *SIGNED BY ARNOLD PALMER and JACK NICKLAUS. Good+ copy. Presumed 1st/1st (Barnes was notoriously inconsistent on printing statements, and did not explicitly state first edition…

From Refuge Books: Used & Rare

$10,000.00


Typed Letter Signed April 27, 1968 on Kennedy For President Letterhead with Related Campaign Materials by Kennedy, Robert F

Washington, D.C.: Kennedy for President Campaign, 1968. Kennedy For President Headquarters letterhead, April 27, 1968. Letter to Mrs. Randolph, in full : "Dear Mrs. Randolph, Thank you for your generous agreement to help. Our campaign in Indiana is …

From Dale Steffey Books

$750.00


Six Crises by Richard M. Nixon

DOUBLEDAY & CO INC, 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. May have limited writing in cover pages. Pages are unmarked. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket in acceptable condition. First edition. SIGNED by the author. Minor shelf a…

From ThriftBooks

$168.00


The Carter Sisters and Mother Maybelle, Song Folio No. 1 by The Carter Sisters

Nashville, TN: Acuff-Rose Publications, 1949. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED on the front wrapper, "My Best To You", Anita Carter, and "Luck & Stuff", June Carter. June Carter, of course, later became the wife of Johnny Cash, and June and…

From Dale Steffey Books

$1,000.00


Arguments of Celsus Porphyry and Emperor Julian against the Christians

Front cover and spine is detached, but binding is strong. One torn page. Contains the autograph of Wiliam Jennings Bryan, former US Secretary of State probably best known for his involvement in the 1925 Scopes Trial.…

From Stacking Stones Press

$3,500.00


Dreams from My Father: by Obama, Barack ( President of the United States )

Times Books / Random House, 1995. First printing. Hardcover. Fine/very good. Octavo; xi, [xii], 403 pages; two yellow price labels from NYC's famed Strand Bookstore (from 1997, and 1998) on the front pastedown; there is a pinhole puncture starting …

From Thomas J. Joyce And Company

$4,950.00


Dreams From My Father by Obama, Barack

New York: Times Books, 1995. Ex-Library. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 1995 Times Books TRUE STATED FIRST EDITION with typical Random House # line to "2." With a **SIGNED** card by PRESIDENT OBAMA ( and a 100% guaran…

From Bren-Books.com

$7,500.00


Autograph Letter by Grant, Ulysses S

New York, 1882. Manuscript in General Grant's hand on 10" x 8" folded paper. Administratively SIGNED on rear for filing purposes. Consistent qaulity document, two chips on right rear edge not visible from the front, archival reinforced at t…

From Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts

$2,275.00


Orchids and Salami: A Gay and Impudent Memoir by Gabor, Eva

Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Pages toned, endpapers and edges foxed, jacket tattered and soiled. 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Foreword by Lawrence Langner. Light green cloth binding. Jacket design by Edward Go…

From Old Saratoga Books

$200.00


$1,802.00


Portrait photograph of John F. Kennedy by KARSH, Yousuf

Ottawa, 1960. Unbound. Fine. Gelatin silver portrait photograph. Measuring approximately 10.5" x 13.25". Neatly taped along the edges onto a mat, else fine. With the Karsh ink stamp on the verso (no. 6) and Signed by Karsh below the image. While Karsh c…

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

$4,000.00


ON MY OWN: THE YEARS SINCE THE WHITE HOUSE by Roosevelt, Eleanor

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1958. Later Printing . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book is in VG condition with light rubbing to edges, light bumping to spine ends else a bright and solid copy. Dus…

From JB's Book Vault

$600.00


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