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For most serious book collectors, a connection to the original source of the work is what they seek. A first edition is one of the earliest, and therefore, most original versions of a written work. A signature creates an even greater connection. The same hand that wrote the book signed it as evidence, or the subject of a biography attests to its validity with their name. For more information and even more signed books click here.



Zathura: A Space Adventure.
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Zathura: A Space Adventure.

by VAN ALLSBURG, Chris

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  • as new
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
As New
Edition
First edition / First printing.
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780618253968
ISBN 10
0618253963
Seller
Edmonds, Washington
Item Price
$125.00

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2002. Signed by Chris Van Allsburg on the title page. First edition / First printing. Black cloth spine, navy paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket.
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$125.00
The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike) - (Signed First UK edition-First printing - Signed by J.K....
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The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike) - (Signed First UK edition-First printing - Signed by J.K. Rowling As "Robert Galbraith")

by Robert Galbraith; J.K.Rowling

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  • as new
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
As new
Edition
Signed First UK edition-first printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9781408703991
ISBN 10
1408703998
Seller
Southampton, Hampshire
Item Price
$4,347.00

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Sphere, 2013. Signed First UK edition-first printing. Hardcover. As new/As new. Signed by Author. Fine condition.Sphere,2013.A true Signed First UK edition-first printing. The book is Signed on the title page by J. K. Rowling as Robert Galbraith. Reportedly only 250 copies were signed worldwide. This book was purchased from Goldsboro books (May 2013) - a specialist signed book shop in London. Black hardback (gilt lettering to the spine) with protected Dj cover (includes Robert Galbraith biography inside the back panel of the Dj), both in fine condition. The book is as new.449pp.Price un-clipped. First print issues are: No re-prints statement on the copyright page - at the back of the Dj cover has an illustration of a lamp post and contains only two reviews - No mention of J.K. Rowling on the reverse flap of the Dj cover. A collectable and scarce signed first edition-first printing. This is another paragraph Book Description: When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair… Read More
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$4,347.00
To Kill A Mockingbird
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To Kill A Mockingbird

by Lee, Harper

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Edition
Book Club Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Rockville, Maryland
Item Price
$6,500.00

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NY: J. B. Lippincott, 1960. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. Inscribed by Author(s). Book Club Edition. 1960 J.B. Lippincott First Book Club edition, printing unknown but only 1960 on the copyright page with no additional printings. It is **SIGNED & INSCRIBED Directly on the ffep, " To Jane Kansas with best wishes, Harper Lee." In addition with the RARE & UNIQUE SIGNATURE of her sister, the late Alice Lee on the dedication page. In a FIRST STATE BC DJ with the Truman Capote quote on the inside front and the Jonathan Daniels quote on the rear inside cover, The Capote picture of Lee is on the rear. In NF/VG+ condition, The HB has the black board and yellow top stain with the merest of edge and corner wear. the DJ has very minor corner and spine end edge wear as well. A TRUE ONE OF A KIND COPY! (COA provided) **BONUS** Receive the 2010 Harper First/First of Scout, Atticus & Boo by Mary McDonagh Murphy & **SIGNED** By Her. In F/F condition. ( A $ 60.00 value) **RIP Nellie** A… Read More
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$6,500.00
A GAME OF THRONES. PREVIEW EDITION
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A GAME OF THRONES. PREVIEW EDITION

by Martin, George R.R.

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  • very good
  • Paperback
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 13
9780006482758
ISBN 10
0006482759
Seller
Fernandina Beach, Florida
Item Price
$600.00

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London: HarperCollins/Voyager, 1996. Preview Edition issued simultaneoulsy with the first UK edition. Designated by the publisher as the "Collectors' Preview Edition." Perfect-bound illustrated wraps. No hardcover issue. Limitation unspecified. Meant for sale. Contains the Prologue and opening chapters of Book One of "A Song of Ice and Fire" series with map and blurbs by Robert Jordan, Julian May, et al. Signed by Martin on the title page. Minor shelfwear, mostly at the spine bottom, and beginning page toning. Very Good condition. First volume in Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series. Winner of 1997 Locus Award.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Advance Issue.
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$600.00
Traitor's Blade (Greatcoats #1)

Traitor's Blade (Greatcoats #1): signed uncorrected proof/arc

by Sebastien de Castell

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  • Paperback
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used
Edition
Proof/Arc
Binding
Paperback
Seller
Sanad, Bahrain
Item Price
$126.00

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Uncorrected and unpublished proof of TRAITOR'S BLADE, the first in the Greatcoats series and Sebastien de Castell's debut novel. The proof is signed by the author and inscribed "to Lisa". This is the proof published by Penguin Canada. I have not been able to find another copy for sale online with this COVER. Unread copy with no stains, tears or folds. Unstained pages. Beautiful book.
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$126.00
Foundation Trilogy SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR (  Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second...
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Foundation Trilogy SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ( Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation )

by Asimov, Isaac

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First Editions
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Bloomington, Indiana
Item Price
$20,000.00

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New York: Gnome Press, 1951. An exceptional and RARE set, all three books having been SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR Isaac Asimov to the same lady in the most intriguing and charming manner - "Foundation" SIGNED AND INSCRIBED "For Laura Jean a passionate Southern gal Isaac Asimov", "Foundation and Empire" SIGNED AND INSCRIBED "For Laura Jean a persistent Southern gal Isaac Asimov", and "Second Foundation " SIGNED AND INSCRIBED "For Laura Jean a married Southern gal Isaac Asimov". Ah, to have been a witness to THAT book signing, where the sparks were obviously flying ! All three books stated Gnome Press First Editions, "Foundation" in dark blue boards with red lettering at spine, thinner and narrower paper and with dust jacket too large for this thinner book, although stating First Edition 1951 on CP is actually the 1954 2nd Edition. Book is Very Good, pages browning, slight toning to edges of end pages, top edge dusty, in a Very… Read More
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$20,000.00
Preobraženja
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Preobraženja: [Poems]

by Sándor Weöres

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  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used
Edition
First edition.
Seller
Kistokaj, Hungary
Item Price
$465.69

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Preobraženja [by] Sándor Weöres[Poems.]Novi Sad, 1965. Forum. 158 [4] p. 5 t. [Janez Bernik's pictures] First Edition.Bilingual Hungarian-Serbian-language edition. The poems translated by Ivan V Lalic. Károlya Ácsa parts of the prose. The Serbian poet to write the afterword by Imre, Bori.Publisher's cloth binding. Inscribed by the Hungarian poet Sándor Weöres to Károly Kozma.

Sándor Weöres (1913-1989) was a Hungarian poet and author. Weöres' translations into Hungarian were wide and varied, including the works of Ukrainian national poet Taras Shevchenko, the Georgian poet Rustaveli, the Slovenian poets Oton Župančič and Josip Murn Aleksandrov. He also translated Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis and Henry VIII, T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land, the nonsense poems by Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll, the complete poetry of Stéphane Mallarmé. His translation of the Tao Te Ching continues to be the most widely read in Hungary.Many of Weöres' poems have been set to music. In 1980 the Hungarian… Read More
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$465.69
Die fackel
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Die fackel

by Zsigmond Móricz

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  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - good minor fault
Edition
First, German edition.
Seller
Kistokaj, Hungary
Item Price
$573.99

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Die fackel – Roman. [The Torch – Novel.] [by] Zsigmond MóriczAutorisierte Übersetzung aus dem Ungarischen von Heinrich Horvát. [Authorized translation from the Hungarian by Heinrich Horvát.]Berlin, 1929. Ernst Rowohlt. 443 p.Publisher in illustrated canvas binding. With the illustrated dust jacket. In good condition, minor fault. Inscribed by the Hungarian writer "Móricz" to "Gáspár Kata" translator. Kata Gáspár translator of Móricz Transylvania trilogy in German.
Zsigmond Móricz (1879–1942), one of Hungary's foremost novelists, whose literary career extended from the turn of the twentieth century to the Second World War. Móricz was the first Hungarian author of note to have been born and raised among the peasantry. His father, Bálint Móricz, was descended from impoverished peasants and farmed a small parcel of land in eastern Hungary, in the village of Tiszacsécse, then numbering all of 300 souls. One can still visit the house he built for his family there when Zsigmond was a… Read More
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$573.99
These are my people
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These are my people

by Alan Marshall

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  • good
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Good
Edition
First edition
Seller
Kistokaj, Hungary
Item Price
$140.79

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These are my people by Alan MarshallForeword by Vance Palmer. Illustrations by Ron Edwards.Melbourne [Australia], [1957.] F. W. Cheshire. VI. [2] 184 p.Publisher's cloth binding, original pictorial dust jacket. Inscribed by Alan Marshall to "Karig Sarah" Hungarian translator.
Karig Sarah (1914-1999.) Hungarian translator, political prisoner.
Alan Marshall, (1902, Noorat, Victoria – 1984, Melbourne) was an Australian writer, story teller, humanist and social documenter. Marshall received the Australian Literature Society Short Story Award three times, the first in 1933.
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$140.79
Profiles in Courage
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Profiles in Courage

by John F. Kennedy

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  • 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
To Kill a Mockingbird  (SIGNED) with handwritten Lee letter
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To Kill a Mockingbird (SIGNED) with handwritten Lee letter

by LEE, Harper

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  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Bedford, New York
Item Price
$5,500.00

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SIGNED and boldly Inscribed by Harper Lee to Barbara Lee, striking provenance: To Kill a Mockingbird. Plus, Barbara's letter to Harper Lee, with Harper Lee's Autograph letter in response to Barbara SIGNED by Harper Lee! HarperCollins, [1995]. First printing Thirty-fifth anniversary edition. Autograph note signed by Lee on verso of original fan letter. Octavo. [x], 323, [3, blank] pages. Publisher's quarter black cloth over black paper covered boards, spine lettered in bronze, dust jacket. Very Fine. First Printing of the Thirty-Fifth Anniversary Edition of Lee's timeless To Kill a Mockingbird, in positively UNread, utterly Flawless condition inscribed to "Barbara Lee." Accompanying this Library Quality copy is Harper Lee's handwritten response to a letter from Barbara asking Harper for her signature in the book. Harper asks where Barbara obtained the book and if she (Barbara) paid the published price of $19.00 [sic] for it. Harper Lee's letter is dated September 28, 1997 and includes her Monroeville… Read More
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$5,500.00
The Rise Of David Bowie, 1972-1973, numbered and signed, new in sealed box
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The Rise Of David Bowie, 1972-1973, numbered and signed, new in sealed box: Autographed Taschen signed collectors edition

by Mick Rock

  • New
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
Condition
New
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9783836549059
ISBN 10
3836549050
Seller
Los Angeles , California
Item Price
$3,500.00

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In 1972, David Bowie released his groundbreaking album The Rise and F all of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. With it landed Bowie's Stardust alter-ego: A glitter-clad, mascara-eyed, sexually-ambiguous persona who kicked down the boundaries between male and female, straight and gay, fact and fiction into one shifting and sparkling phenomenon of seventies self-expression. Together, Ziggy the album and Ziggy the stage spectacular propelled the softly spoken Londoner into one of the world's biggest stars. A key passenger on this glam trip into the stratosphere was fellow Londoner and photographer Mick Rock. Rock bonded with Bowie artistically and personally, immersed himself in the singer's inner circle, and, between 1972-1973, worked as Bowie's official photographer. This limited and numbered edition brings together the best of Rock's Bowie portfolio with spectacular stage shots as well as intimate backstage portraits. Pictures for press, album jackets, and stills from promo movies sit… Read More
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$3,500.00
Rabbit, Run

Rabbit, Run

by John Updike

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Upper Marlboro , Maryland
Item Price
$775.00

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John Updike. SIGNED. Rabbit, Run. New York: Knopf, 1960. First edition. Signed by the author. Publisher's cloth and original dust jacket. Jacket rubbed and edgeworn, with a sunned spine. Very good. From the collection of Alexander J. Jemal, Jr.
Item Price
$775.00
Dune - Autographed by Frank Herbert
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Dune - Autographed by Frank Herbert

by Herbert, Frank

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  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Fine Condition
Edition
First Edition, 7th Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780801950773
ISBN 10
0801950775
Seller
KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PK, California
Item Price
$15,000.00

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This is a 7th printing of the 1st edition by Chilton Book Company from 1965. There were nine such printings of that 1st edition. The book is in Fine Condition. The dustjacket is in Good Condition with slight edge wear and the price clipped from the upper corner. Frank Herbert has autographed the title page. Please refer to the attached photos which show the red cloth binding, the dustjacket, the numerical printing history, the Library of Congress number, and the autograph.This very hard-to-find book will make a fine addition to the personal library of the serious collector.
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$15,000.00
The Beaver Men: Spearheads of Empire (SIGNED)
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The Beaver Men: Spearheads of Empire (SIGNED): American Procession Series

by Sandoz, Mari

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Fort Thomas, Kentucky
Item Price
$149.98

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1964 First Edition copy, signed by the author. Beautiful condition. Straight, tight spine. Clear, unmarked, unstained pages. Original dust jacket present, price clipped with minor wear to top and bottom edges, mainly near spine. Colors still vibrant, slight fading on spine. Some slight rubbing as well. Medium brown cloth binding with embossed American Procession Series logo on front cover, Gold title on spine. Ex Libris sticker on inside front cover (see photo). Pages lightly, evenly aged. Signature is on title page.
Item Price
$149.98