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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


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


Poèmes Militants by Ahmed Sékou Touré, Ahmed Sekou Toure

Rare. Hardcover. Black boards stamped in gold. 81 pages. Includes nine poems written after the 1964 edition was published. No publisher or city listed, but the front cover shows the elephant symbol of the Parti Démocratique de Guinée which published the...

From Books of the World


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. Whi...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA


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

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 Johny Cash, and June and ...

From Dale Steffey Books


The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts On Reclaiming The American Dream. by OBAMA, Barack

New York: Crown, 2006. Signed on the title page by President Obama. First edition / First printing. Black paper spine, black paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy!....

From Orpheus Books


The Audacity of Hope by Obama, Barack

first edition. NY, Crown Publishers, 2006, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Thoughts on reclaiming the American dream," this copy Signed by Obama on the title page, his second book (remember the good ol' days?). Fine....

From James M. Dourgarian, Bookman


BIG GAME HUNTING IN THE ROCKIES AND ON THE GREAT PLAINS: Comprising "Hunting Trips of a Ranchman" and "The Wilderness Hunter." by ROOSEVELT, Theodore (Teddy ROOSEVELT)

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1899. First Edition. Hardcover. Mild sunning to the spine. A beautifully bound copy in Fine condition. Frederick Remington; A. B. Frost; J. Carter Beard; and others. Thick quarto (8" x 11") bound by Bennett i...

From Charles Agvent


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

New York: A.S. Barnes & Co., 1957. Probable 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


Dreams from My Father. Advance Reader's Edition. SIGNED. by Obama, Barack

(NY) Times Books (1995)., 1995. Times Books Advance Reader's Edition from Uncorrected Proofs of Barack Obama's first book. 8vo. 385 pp. Original glossy photographic wrappers (image on cover is used on the subsequent trade edition DJ). SIGNED by Ba...

From Thomas Dorn ABAA


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


Always a Reckoning and Other Poems. by CARTER, Jimmy

New York: Times Books, 1995. Signed by Jimmy Carter on the title page. First edition / First printing. White cloth spine, white paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket....

From Orpheus Books


Neilson's Greek Exercise. Abridged and Revised in Syntax, Ellipsis, Dialects, Prosody, and Metaphrasis; To Which is Prefixed, a Concise, but Comprehensive Syntax for the Use of Colleges, Academies and Schools. By the Principals of Baltimore College by (JEFFERSON, Thomas). NEILSON, William

Baltimore: Printed for the Proprietors by Swain & Matchett, 1809. Hardcover. Good. First American edition (the book was first printed in Edinburgh, 1806). Octavo. pp. viii, 171, [1]. Text in Greek and English. Contemporary full mottled calf, recased...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA


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


My Life (Signed in person, with photos and ticket) by Bill Clinton

Knopf, 2004. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Signed. SIGNED BY PRESIDENT CLINTON in Maine at a Libby Mitchell for Governor rally! Also inscribed and includes two PHOTOS and a ticket from the event. Stated First Edition but no error in acknowledgments. B...

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