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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 Innocents Abroad - or - The New Pilgrims' Progress

The Innocents Abroad - or - The New Pilgrims' Progress by Twain, Mark

Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1870. Though bearing prior owners' notations, it is worthwhile to note that the stamp...

$1,000.00
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
Constitution, Jefferson's Manual and Rules of the House of Representatives  of the United States with a Digest of the Practice: Sixty-Second  Congress, Third Session. (Charles A. Lindbergh Sr.'s copy)

Constitution, Jefferson's Manual and Rules of the House of Representatives of the United States with a Digest of the Practice: Sixty-Second Congress, Third Session. (Charles A. Lindbergh Sr.'s copy) by Crisp, Charles R. (Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr's copy)

Washington, DC.: Government Printing Office. 1912. Softcover. 8vo - 20.5 x 15 cm.; viii - 648 pp. Black leather over thin and fl...

$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. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. Saint Paul, Minnesota: Llew...

$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. 8vo ...

$2,250.00
Presentation Copies to Ruth Tolman of : THE OPEN MIND and SCIENCE AND THE COMMON UNDERSTANDING [ together with ] a Handwritten Note

Presentation Copies to Ruth Tolman of : THE OPEN MIND and SCIENCE AND THE COMMON UNDERSTANDING [ together with ] a Handwritten Note by Oppenheimer, J. Robert

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1954. SCIENCE AND THE COMMON UNDERSTANDING, 1954, First Printing, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR...

$6,500.00
Back to the Republic; The Golden Mean: The Standard Form of Government

Back to the Republic; The Golden Mean: The Standard Form of Government by Atwood, Harry F

Chicago: Laird & Lee Inc., 1918. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR, Chicago lawyer, and educator Harry F. Atwood on the half-ti...

$150.00
The Confessions of Nat Turner.

The Confessions of Nat Turner. by STYRON, William

New York: Random House,, 1967. INSCRIBED TO LEONARD BERNSTEIN Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine and upper board in ...

£3,750.00
A Lifetime with Mark Twain: The Memories of Katy Leary, for Thirty Years his Faithful and Devotd Servent; written by Mary Lawton; with many illustrations [provenance: Clara Clemens Gabrilowitsch Samossoud]

A Lifetime with Mark Twain: The Memories of Katy Leary, for Thirty Years his Faithful and Devotd Servent; written by Mary Lawton; with many illustrations [provenance: Clara Clemens Gabrilowitsch Samossoud] by Lawton, Mary

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co, 1925. Hardcover. Very Good. xviii, 352 p., frontispiece portrait of Mark Twain with facsimil...

$221.00
THE COUNTESS KATHLEEN AND VARIOUS LEGENDS AND LYRICS

THE COUNTESS KATHLEEN AND VARIOUS LEGENDS AND LYRICS by Yeats, William Butler

London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1892. Parchment and boards, wallet fore-edges, t.e.g., fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Frontis by J.T...

$17,500.00
A Book of Sentiment

A Book of Sentiment by Van Amburgh, F.(red) D(e Witt)

New York: The Silent Partner Co., 1925. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on front endpage - " For 'Billy' Hays from H...

$100.00
Etruscan Roman Remains in Popular Tradition , with Important Three Page ALS

Etruscan Roman Remains in Popular Tradition , with Important Three Page ALS by Leland, Charles Godfrey

London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1892. The First Trade Edition, there was also a limited edition of 100 copies. Very Good in the origina...

$2,500.00
THE WORKS OF BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER.  WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY GEORGE DARLEY

THE WORKS OF BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY GEORGE DARLEY by [ Dickens, Charles]: Beaumont, Francis, and John Fletcher

London: Edward Moxon, 1840. Two volumes. Polished tan calf, spines gilt, with gilt labels (small repairs), t.e.g. by Sotheran. ...

$17,500.00
Presentation of Crime in Newspapers; A Study of Methods in Newspaper Research

Presentation of Crime in Newspapers; A Study of Methods in Newspaper Research

Hanover, NH: The Sociological Press, 1932. Association Copy, from the collection of noted sociologist Edwin H. Sutherland, consi...

$100.00



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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