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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.



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 and…

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

$75,000.00


LIFE AND WORKS OF CHARLOTTE BRONTE AND HER SISTERS. Theodore Roosevelt's Set Signed by Him in Two Volumes by [ROOSEVELT, Theodore (Teddy ROOSEVELT)] BRONTE, Charlotte

London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1883. Hardcover. There are tears and some chipping to scattered pages, not very many, due to the cheap quality of the paper. Contents Very Good; bindings Fine. Complete in seven volumes. Recently rebound in half polished r…

From Charles Agvent

$15,625.00


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. 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

$10,000.00


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 in 3/4 brown mo…

From Charles Agvent

$9,375.00


Important autograph document signed "H. Berlioz" detailing costs for the first performance of the Requiem, op. 5, ca. 1837 by BERLIOZ, Hector 1803-1869

1 page. Folio. In French (with translation). Berlioz outlines fees for musicians, singers, and tuners and costs for rehearsals, composition, and copying associated with the premiere of the work. Slightly worn; creased at folds; a few very small holes…

From J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC

$9,350.00


 “Confidential” typed letter signed 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.

$8,500.00


RISALA 'AAN AS SOUDAN (REPORT ON THE SUDAN), SIGNED AND DEDICATED BY THE AUTHOR, PRESEDENT NAGUIB. by MUHAMMAD NAGUIB (FIRST PRESEDENT OF EGYPT)

Cairo: The government press, 1954 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. PRIVATELY BOUND AS PRESENTATION COPY IN 29-5-1954, TO "OUR SON MR. ABDUL HAMID IBRAHIM ABD UR RAHMAN", FROM GENERAL MUHAMMAD NAGUIB. FRONTIS OF …

From Archive

$8,000.00


REPORT OF THE EXPLORING EXPEDITION TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS IN THE YEAR 1842, AND TO OREGON AND NORTH CALIFORNIA IN THE YEARS 1843-'44. Superb Association Copy Inscribed by James Buchanan to Confederate General John B. Gordon by [BUCHANAN, James] FREMONT, Brevet Capt. J. C

Washington: Blair and Rives, 1845. First Edition. Hardcover. Light to moderate foxing with some mild staining to the plates. Spine tips worn but covers decent. But for the noted illustration defects, a nice copy with a dark, bold inscription. Octavo (5-…

From Charles Agvent

$7,500.00


Dreams From My Father by Obama, Barack

New York: Times Books, 1995. Ex-Library. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 1995 Times Books TRUE STATED FIRST EDITION with typical Random House # line to "2." With a **SIGNED** card by PRESIDENT OBAMA ( and a 100% guaran…

From Bren-Books.com

$7,500.00


Selections from the Private Correspondence of James Madison 1813 - 1836 by Madison, James

Washington DC: J. C. McGuire, 1859. First Edition - Exclusively for Private Distribution. Tipped in Statement of Patent dated "14 March 1811, 35th year of the Independence of the US" SIGNED by James Madison & R[obert) S Smith Secretary of S…

From Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts

$6,750.00


The Strenuous Life by Roosevelt, Theodore

NY, The Century Co., 1903, early edition. Brown cloth with leather label, TEG, includes essays and addresses, with frontispiece photo portrait of Roosevelt, this copy Inscribed by Roosevelt ("Lyman L. Pierce Esq./with regards of/Theodore Roosevelt&q…

From James M. Dourgarian, Bookman

$6,300.00


Autograph letter signed "Bellini" to Count Rodolphe Apponyi by BELLINI, Vincenzo 1801-1835

2 pp. of a bifolium. Octavo. Dated Monday morning. Postmarked [?]January 12, 1835. With "Weynen Superfin" blindstamped to upper portions of leaves. Integral address panel with the recipient's name and the address of the Austrian Embassy in Paris to final…

From J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC

$6,050.00


TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS) with a 21-WORD HOLOGRAPH POSTSCRIPT by KENNEDY, John F

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

$5,625.00


Big Game Hunting in the Rockies and on the Great Plains; Comprising "Hunting Trips Of A Ranchman" and "The Willderness Hunter by Roosevelt, Theodore

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1899. Limited Edition. Very good +. SIGNED by President beneath his photo of a hand on hip Rough Rider. Overall a very nice copy of this Presidential piece of art incorporating 55 illustrations by Remington, Frost, Bea…

From Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts

$5,250.00


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