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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



2 volume set, Volume I dedicated to previous owner and signed by author. Volume II has a small name sticker of previous owner…

From AMS Books


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. 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…

From Refuge Books: Used & Rare


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


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


Michael Caine: What's It All About? An Autobiography. by CAINE, Michael

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…

From Orpheus Books


Queen - Album Page Signed by All 4 by Queen

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 in…

From Tamino Autographs


George Bernard Shaw Autograph on a Plain Postcard by George Bernard Shaw

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 …

From The First Edition


MEMOIRS - A Signed Copy by Gorbachev, Mikhail

London: Doubleday, 1996. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 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 substant…

From Northern Lights Rare Books



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 l…

From Charles Agvent


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, ABAA


Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera Autographs by Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera

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. Thi…

From The First Edition


Hepburn, Audrey - Signed Photograph by Hepburn, Audrey

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…

From Tamino Autographs


"Confidential" Typed Letter Signed by WINSTON CHURCHILL by Winston Churchill

CHURCHILL "BUYS" BALFOUR A CAR!CHURCHILL, WINSTON S. "Confidential" typed letter signed by "Winston S. Churchill" as Chancellor of the Exchequer, with the name of the recipient "Bran" and part of the date "13" handwritten by Churchill.One page with the bl…

From George Robert Minkoff, Inc.


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