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Presidential and Celebrity Signatures

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.



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

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

by The Carter Sisters

  • Used
  • very good
  • Paperback
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First Printing
Binding
Paperback
Seller
Bloomington, Indiana
Item Price
$1,000.00

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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 the Carter Family are Country Music legends. Signed material by members of the Carter Family from this era are exceedingly scarce.- as is this song book. 48 pages containing the music for 14 songs, 17 photos(including 4 portrait photos of the family ) and 4 biography pages. Bottom corner creases to the wrappers and pages, and a 1" horizontal tear back wrapper and last 4 pages. This is a chance to own a truly unique piece of Country Music history.. SIGNED. First Printing. Pictorial Printed Wrappers. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
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$1,000.00
TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS) with a 21-WORD HOLOGRAPH POSTSCRIPT

TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS) with a 21-WORD HOLOGRAPH POSTSCRIPT

by KENNEDY, John F

  • Used
  • Signed
Condition
Used - Fine, attractively framed
Seller
Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
Item Price
$5,625.00

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Washington DC, 21 May 1953. Framed Letter. Fine, attractively framed. On 8-1/2" x 11" United States Senate stationery to John Keegan thanking him for his views "concerning the security test for federal employees" and promising to consider them "should legislation be brought before the Senate." SIGNED at the conclusion with the following 21 words added in Kennedy's hand: "I am having a study made of the new program at the present time and shall bear in mind your comment." The last 3 words are on the other side of the paper. Attractively framed to an overall size of 18" x 18" with a small portrait of Kennedy and allowing both sides of the letter to be viewed. If you care, and you shouldn't, this piece comes with a PSA/DNA COA that the previous owner purchased for $200.
Item Price
$5,625.00
Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf SIGNED
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Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf SIGNED

by Hogan, Ben (with Herbert Warren Wind)

  • Used
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used
Edition
Possible First printing
Seller
Nashville, Tennessee
Item Price
$10,000.00

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New York: A.S. Barnes & Co., 1957. Possible First printing. HC, no DJ. Good+. SIGNED BY ARNOLD PALMER and JACK NICKLAUS. Presumed 1st/1st (Barnes was notoriously inconsistent on printing statements, and did not explicitly state first editions). Shelfwear, scuffed/marked with some soiling to cloth boards, fraying corners. Autographed FFEP (signed to verso & recto) was torn out, folded, creased, and taped back in. Text & illustrations are mercifully free of markings or notations. Illustrated by Anthony Ravielli. A very rare find signed by two of the game's all-time greats. PLEASE NOTE: We are happy to provide photos. Please contact us for any specific requests. BUYING AND SELLING USED AND RARE BOOKS FROM HISTORIC EAST NASHVILLE SINCE 2012.
Item Price
$10,000.00
Profiles in Courage
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Profiles in Courage

by Kennedy, John F.

  • Used
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Very good +
Edition
First Edition
Seller
Portland, Oregon
Item Price
$5,150.00

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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 the most important Presidential books of the 20th Century, certainly the only one to have won a Pulitzer Prize. 16mo 6" x 8.5" pp. [vi] xix 1- 266. Book has light fraying along edges including front right corner and slight split at top of spine and puncture hole mid-spine. Binding is very strong...despite being opened often to admire this historic signature. Dust Jacket, perhaps married, has only two small chips on front lower left, slight browning at upper half of spine and light wear at top and bottom of DJ spine. Becoming available less frequently, cornerstone of every authentic Presidential collection. "All us in the Senate meet endless examples of such conflicting pressures, which only reflect the inconsistencies inevitable in our… Read More
Item Price
$5,150.00
Profiles in Courage
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Profiles in Courage

by John F. Kennedy

  • New
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
New
Edition
Inaugural edition
Seller
Boulder, Colorado
Item Price
$900.00

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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: "This Copy Presented To: [blank] In Recognition of his friendship and generous support to the democratic cause - John Kennedy - The White House, Washington, D.C." Secretarial inscription. This book won the Pulitzer Prize in 1955. Short biographies of eight US senators, describing their contributions to bipartisanship and history in general. Forward by Allan Nevins added for this edition.
Item Price
$900.00
Arguments of Celsus Porphyry and Emperor Julian against the Christians
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Arguments of Celsus Porphyry and Emperor Julian against the Christians

  • Used
  • fair
Condition
Used - Fair
Seller
Tecumseh, Michigan
Item Price
$2,500.00

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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.
Item Price
$2,500.00
Orchids and Salami:  A Gay and Impudent Memoir

Orchids and Salami: A Gay and Impudent Memoir

by Gabor, Eva

  • Used
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good in Good dust jacket; Pages toned, endpapers and edges foxed, jacket tattered and soiled.
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Selkirk, New York
Item Price
$200.00

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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 Gorey. Front jacket panel photo of Gabor by Philippe Halsman. Inscribed by Gabor on the front flyleaf. Conversational memoir, advice, and opinions from the glamorous Hungarian-born actress, younger sister of Zsa Zsa, and star of the iconic television show, Green Acres. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 219 pages; Signed by Author .
Item Price
$200.00
MEMOIRS - A Signed Copy
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MEMOIRS - A Signed Copy

by Gorbachev, Mikhail

  • Used
  • Fine
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Sastamala, Finland
Item Price
$1,053.78

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London: Doubleday, 1996. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Signed by Author(s). First Printing of the UK edition. SIGNED (for the seller in person) by Mikhail Gorbachev at the title page. Unquestionably one of the most influential statesmen of the 20th Century. A substantial heavy book which is prone to losing its shape but this is a Fine, tight unread copy in Fine dustjacket.
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$1,053.78
Michael Caine: What's It All About? An Autobiography.
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Michael Caine: What's It All About? An Autobiography.

by CAINE, Michael.

  • Used
  • Fine
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
First U.S. edition / First printing.
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780394584218
ISBN 10
039458421X
Seller
Edmonds, Washington
Item Price
$135.00

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New York: Turtle Bay Books: 1992. Signed on the half-title page by the two-time Oscar winner and author, Michael Caine. Also inscribed: Thanks For Eric, Michael Caine. First U.S. edition / First printing. Navy cloth spine, navy paper-covered boards. Fine in near fine dust jacket.
Item Price
$135.00
Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera Autographs

Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera Autographs

by Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera

  • Used
  • Fine
Condition
Used - Fine
Seller
Harlow, Essex
Item Price
$226.60

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USA. Fine. Brief Details of the Autographer: William Hanna and Joe Barbera met in 1939 at the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios. Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera first cartoon together was Puss Gets the Boot, which featured Jasper the cat and an unnamed mouse. This was the start of the Tom and Jerry series of cartoons. This legendary partnership created legendary cartoons such as The Flintstones, Huckleberry Hound, The Jetsons, The Yogi Bear Show, Wacky Races, Scooby-Doo and The Smurfs. Condition of the Autographed Material: An 8 x 10 inches colour photograph featuring Fred Flintstone, Wilma Flintstone, Pebbles Flintstone, Barney Rubble, Betty Rubble, and Bamm-Bamm Rubbleof The Flintstones signed clearly in black ink to the top of the photograph by their creators and animators, Joe Barbera and Bill Hanna.  The photograph of The Flintstones is in Fine condition. Condition of the Autograph: The Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera autographs are in black ink and are in Fine condition. Letter of Authenticity: All… Read More
Item Price
$226.60
George Bernard Shaw Autograph on a Plain Postcard

George Bernard Shaw Autograph on a Plain Postcard

by George Bernard Shaw

  • Used
Condition
Used - Good +
Seller
Harlow, Essex
Item Price
$239.19

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Good +. George Bernard Shaw autograph on a plain vintage postcard is for sale. George Bernard Shaw has signed his name boldly in black ink “G. Bernard Shaw”. The plain postcard measures 3½ x 5¾ inches (approximately) and is in Good + condition with age toning. George Bernard Shaw autograph is very collectable and much sought after. LIT013
Item Price
$239.19
MEMOIRS BY HARRY S. TRUMAN, TWO VOLUMES, YEAR OF DECISIONS AND YEARS OF TRIAL AND HOPE (VOL 1...
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MEMOIRS BY HARRY S. TRUMAN, TWO VOLUMES, YEAR OF DECISIONS AND YEARS OF TRIAL AND HOPE (VOL 1 INSCRIBED BY TRUMAN): YEAR OF DECISIONS AND YEARS OF TRIAL AND HOPE

by Harry Truman

  • Used
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - VG
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Montreal, Quebec
Item Price
$500.00

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2 volume set, Volume I dedicated to previous owner and signed by author. Volume II has a small name sticker of previous owner
Item Price
$500.00
Hepburn, Audrey - Signed Photograph

Hepburn, Audrey - Signed Photograph

by Hepburn, Audrey

  • Used
  • Signed
Condition
Used
Seller
New York, New York
Item Price
$600.00

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British actress (1929-1993), recognized as a film and fashion icon, and Academy Award winner for her portrayal as Princess Ann in the movie "Roman Holiday" (1954).
Fantastic black-and-white promo photograph of the film "My Fair Lady" (1956) signed by her, shown next to Rex Harrison. Size is 10.1 x 8 inches, authentication sticker on verso, in excellent condition.
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Item Price
$600.00
Callas, Maria - Signed Photo in Tosca 1966

Callas, Maria - Signed Photo in Tosca 1966

by Callas, Maria

  • Used
  • Signed
Condition
Used
Seller
New York, New York
Item Price
$995.00

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Star Greek-American soprano (1923-1977), wonderful promo photo, shown in the title role in "Tosca", one of her most famous roles.
Signed by her at the bottom, inscribed, with a short sentiment. Callas also dated her autograph in 1966, at the end of her opera house career.
Size is 4.4 x 7 inches, in excellent condition.
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Item Price
$995.00
Queen - Album Page Signed by All 4

Queen - Album Page Signed by All 4

by Queen

  • Used
Condition
Used
Seller
New York, New York
Item Price
$4,950.00

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Famous British rock band founded in 1970, whose influence in popular culture has lasted for more than four decades.
Fantastic souvenir album page signed by all four members: Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon. Size is 4.75 x 4.1 inches approximately, irregularly cut on the left border, sticker on verso by Authentication Services, in excellent condition.
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Item Price
$4,950.00