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Signed Books
ALI, Muhammad His autobiography; “The Greatest, My Own Story.” Random House, N.Y., 1975, First edition, so stated. Four hundred sixteen pages. A fine copy with the uncommon dust jacket.  Signed “M. Ali” on the title page. The signature of Ali is circa late 1990’s. SOLD

Very Rare Book Inscribed & Signed by LBJ

BELL, Jack His book:  “The Splendid Misery, The Story of the Presidency and Power Politics at Close Range.” Doubleday & Co. 1960. Four hundred seventy-four pages.  Inscribed and signed by Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson.  “To Carl Curtis for his dedication to the Senate of the United States; for his faithful service and for his friendship- Happy Birthday! Lyndon B. Johnson 3/15/63.”.  $2,500.00

Signed by a Great American Ace & the Japanese Ace Who Shot Him Down

BOYINGTON,  Col. Gregory “Pappy” & KAWATO, Masajiro Boyington’s book: “Baa Baa Black Sheep”, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, 1958, Tenth Impression. Three hundred eighty-four pages, illustrated.  The title page is inscribed: “To John & Betty Thomas, Bless a CBI er and his lovely lady. Sincerely, Col. Greg “Pappy” Boyington.  On the same page is the following presentation inscription: “April 12, 1996, To Stephen Koschal, with hot blood squadron, From Masajiro Kawato”. After this inscription Kawato signs his name once again in Japanese. SOLD

Inscribed to President Richard Nixon

BROWN, Jim Autobiography Out Of Bounds.  Zebra Books, First printing, September 1989.  Choice presentation inscription on the half title page: “To President Richard Nixon, Jim Brown”. In very fine condition with the dust jacket.  $275.00

Chief Justice Warren E. Burger - Rare, Interesting Book

BURGER, Warren E. Representative American Speeches; 1970-1971.  Edited by Waldo W. Braden, New York: The H.W. Wilson Company 1971. One hundred fifty-three pages, hardcover.  Affixed to inside the front cover is the Ex Libris  bookplate of Warren E,. Burger. On page 13, Burger writes: “I did not write page 13 & top part page 14 W.E.B.”  On page is an additional note in Burger’s hand and signed once again with his initials.    $150.00

CALLAGHAN, James
His book: “A House Divided, The Dilemma of Northern Ireland.”  William Collins Sons, London, 1973, First Edition. Two hundred seven pages. Inscribed, signed and dated “1975”on the title page.  In fine condition with the dust jacket. $95.00

Borderline Rare Inscribed Book By Truman Capote To A Book Reviewer

CAPOTE, Truman His book: “The Dogs Bark, Public People and Private Places”.  Random House, New York, 1973, First Edition. Four hundred twenty-one pages.  Signed on the title page by Rodney Stevens (an African-American book reviewer). Also inscribed and signed as follows: “For Rodney Stevens from Truman Capote”. $650.00

CAPOTE, Truman
“In Cold Blood”, Random House 1965, First Edition so stated.  Hand signed by Truman Capote on the title page. In very fine condition with a near fine dust jacket.  Capote’s signature is “in person” in May 1981. $550.00

Clarence Darrow
A Signed Book
from the Library of Darrow, his copy of Tolstoy's My Religion, with much personal notations in the margins throughout the book. SOLD

Bill Clinton received a pardon on Jan.21, 1977 from Jimmy Carter
Bill Clinton becomes the FIRST PARDONED FEDERAL FELON ever to serve as President of the United States
Bill Clinton will get about $14 Million for his memoir, yet he is unable to recall anything about past events while under oath.

CLINTON, Bill
His book: “My Life” A.A. Knopf, 2004, First Edition, so stated. 957 pages, illustrated, in very fine condition with the dust jacket.   Signed by Bill Clinton on the title page in blue ink $395.00

Very Scarce Signed Book by Apollo XI Crew Member

COLLINS, Michael His book (Memoir):  “Carrying The Fire/ An Astronaut’s Journeys.”  Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, 2009.  Four hundred seventy-eight pages, illustrated. This paperback is the 40th Anniversary Edition, printed in commemoration of Collins, Armstrong and Aldrin’s 1969 lunar landing.  Forward by Charles A. Lindbergh. Signed, in ink, by Michael Collins on the title page. $225.00

Replaced Buffalo Bill as Chief of Scouts

CRAWFORD, Captain Jack On the second leaf Crawford has inscribed and signed and dated the book adding a poem: “To My Comrade Philip Cheek,  Here’s a wad of affliction, a rustic boquett, That I plucked in my wildwood from over the way. I fling it to you to phil up your shelf , And to show you, I’m just a bit-cheecky myself. Fraternaly yours, J.W. Crawford, Capt. Jack Reunion 32nd Wis. Vol. Rippon, Wis, June 28th, 1893”.  Some wear to top & bottom of spine and front hinge on front cover otherwise a good copy.  $250.00

Signed by Eight Survivors of the Titanic Disaster

CUSSLER, Clive His book: “Raise the Titanic”.  The Viking Press, 1976, first edition. Three hundred-fourteen pages,  Signed by eight surviving passengers of the sinking of the Titanic. Those who have signed are: George Thomas who adds “Survivor R.M.S. Titanic”, Frank P. Aks, M. Navatil, E.E. Haisman, B.V. Dean, Eva Hart, Ruth Becker Blanchard and Marjorie N. Robb. SOLD

Original Sketch of a Shooting Star

DALI, Salvador His book “Hidden Faces” Dial press, New York, 1944, First Edition. Four hundred fourteen pages, very good copy with dust jacket.  On the front free endpaper Dali has signed his name and dated it “1970”.   $775.00

Creator of a Famous Sports Car, was Arrested for Trafficking in Cocaine

DELOREAN, John His book: “John DELOREAN”.  Zondervan Books, Michigan, 1985 First Edition. Three hundred forty-nine pages, illustrated.  Inscribed with a sentiment and signed:  “...Merry Christmas, John DeLorean”.  The former owner has covered his name with white out. $175.00

DICKEY, James His popular book: “Deliverance.” Houghton Mifflin Co. 1970, First printing. Two hundred seventy-eight pages.  Signed “James Dickey” on the title page. $450.00

Uninscribed First Edition, Walt Disney Biography

DISNEY, Walt The Story of Walt Disney by Diane Disney Miller. Henry Holt & Co. 1957, First Edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Beautifully signed on the half title page, "Best wishes, Walt Disney." In fine condition, a bright clean copy,  with light wear to the dust jacket. Bookplate affixed to inside the front cover with the written name "Jerry Lewis." The signature of Walt Disney is exceptionally large. Contained in a custom made protective box.  $4,950.00
 
George Eastman A Rare Signed & Inscribed Copy of the pioneer in photography's self-published book, Chronicles of an African Trip. SOLD

Henry Rossiter Worthington's Copy

ERICSSON, John His enormous book: Contribution To The Centennial Exhibition.  First Edition. Original heavy leather covers with gold tooling on spine and covers.  “The Nation” Press, 1876, gilt page ends, text and plates clean, book nice and tight and very sturdy. Five hundred-seventy-seven pages with an addition 67 full page plates.  Inscribed and signed by the author (John Ericsson) on an otherwise blank endpaper. “Henry Rossiter Worthington Esq. C.E. from his friend the author.”.  $2,750.00

One of the “Ten Men in the World Most Admired By Americans”

FAUBUS, Orval His book: “In This Faraway Land, A Personal Journal of Infantry Combat in World War II”.  River Road Press,1971, seven hundred thirty six pages, illustrated.  Very boldly inscribed and signed on the front free endpaper.  $45.00

Possibly a Unique Signed Copy


FERMI, Enrico The book by his wife Laura Fermi, Atoms In The Family, My Life With Enrico Fermi, Architect Of The Atomic Age.  The University of Chicago Press, 1954, Second Printing before publication. Two hundred sixty-seven pages with illustrations.  Signed by both Laura Fermi and Enrico Fermi on the half title page.  Enrico Fermi died just months after this book was published, signed copies are almost non-existent.  $3,750.00

Wonderful Signed Limited Numbered Edition

FORD, Gerald R. Thirty-eight President of the United States. His book: “Humor And The Presidency”. Arbor House, 1987, illustrated, 162 pages. Special limited and numbered copy hand signed by former President Gerald R. Ford  $235.00

FORD, Gerald R. His very desirable book: “Portrait of the Assassin.”  Simon & Schuster, 1965, Second printing, 510 pages. Very boldly signed “Gerald R. Ford” in the center of the front free endpaper. $225.00
 
Yuri Gagarin A Signed First Edition of his autobiography, EnRoute to the Cosmos, 1961. $1,375.00

Very Uncommon- Signed by Bill Gates Sr. & Jr.

GATES, Sr., William H. His book: “Wealth and Our Commonwealth, Why America Should Tax Accumulated Fortunes.”  Beacon press, 2002, one hundred sixty-five pages. Signed by Bill Gates Sr. and Bill Gates Jr. on the title page. SOLD

GETTY, John Paul His book: “Collector’s Choice, The Chronicle of an Artistic Odyssey Through Europe”.  W.H. Allen, London, January 1956. Three hundred sixty pages, illustrated. Inscribed, signed and dated on the title page: “To Heinz Biel, with best wishes from J.Paul Getty, London, Mar. 19, 1960”. $350.00

Rare Book Signed by Ralph Ginzburg- My Eight Years in Prison

GINZBURG, Ralph Ginzburg’s book My Eight Months in Prison Castrated.  Avant Garde Books, 1973, First Edition, 35 pages. Inscribed: “For Al Sideman, whose brotherly letters helped me live through the ordeal. In gratitude, Ralph”. In fine condition with the very scarce dust jacket.  $200.00

GORBACHEV, Michael His very desirable book: Perestroika.  Harper & Row, 1987, First Edition. Inscribed, signed and dated in Russian: “To Mr. Laetham - from the author. M. Gorbachev “11/1/95.”. $895.00

GORBACHEV, Michael The ONLY Edition of this book worldwide. Two hundred ninety-eight pages, color illustrations.  Inscribed, signed and dated on the half title page. $650.00

Very Scarce Signed By The Author and the Subject

GREY, Zane & C.J. Jones The same page bears the signature of former owner Preston Dawson.  Dawson (1846-1933) was enlisted a private in Company H of the 5th Regiment Cavalry of the United States Colored Troops on September 17, 1864.  In addition this book is signed on the inside cover by another former owner, J. Wallace Page (1843-1916) founder of the Page Fence Company forerunner of American Chain & Cable Co. He enlisted in the Civil War and his battery was with General Sherman in Atlanta.His book: “The Last Of The Plainsmen”. The Outing Publishing Company, 1908, first edition, illustrated, three hundred-fourteen pages. Twenty-three B&W photos by the author and one additional B&W drawing.  Gilt stamped, light green pictorial cloth. Fine ink sentiment by the subject of the book:  “with compliments of The Last of the Plainsmen  C.J. Jones”.  Below is a sentiment signed by the author: “and the author Zane Grey”.  $650.00

Discoverer of the Schick Test

GRONOWICZ, Antoni Bela Schick And The World of Children.  Abelard-Schuman, N.Y. 1954. Two hundred sixteen pages, illustrated.  Signed by the author on the front free endpaper and inscribed, signed and dated on the dedication page: “To Dr. & Mrs. Henry Seiff, Bela Schick, Decbr 1954”.   Bela Schick (1877-1967) was a pediatrician who discovered the Schick Test.  It determined a child’s susceptibility to diphtheria.  Signatures of Schick are uncommon in any form. In very good condition  $145.00

Coached The Bears for 40 Years with 8 NFL Titles

HALAS, George His book: “Halas by Halas, The Autobiography of George Halas”.  McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1979, First Edition. Inscribed, signed and dated: “To Rosalie & Ben, all good wishes to a wonderful couple-the finest twosome I know! George Halas, 10-16-79”. $175.00

Rare Signed Book by Dashiell Hammett

HAMMETT, Dashiell His book The Glass Key, Grosset & Dunlap, New York, 1931. Inscribed and signed: “For Nat Bardt, with the best of luck wherever he goes, Dashiell Hammett, Camp Edison, May 14, 1943”.  Raymond Chandler said the following of Hammett: “...Hammett was an ace performer..yet the story he himself thought the most of The Glass Key is the record of a man’s devotion to a friend...” .  $2,750.00

Father of the Blues

HANDY, W.C. His book: “Father of the Blues, An Autobiography”. The Macmillan Co. New York, later printing, December 1942.  Three hundred seventeen pages. Inscribed signed and dated on the front free endpaper: “To Mrs. Bertha Waters, with grateful appreciation for a great girl from my native state. W.C. Handy, 11-27-43”. $550.00

First President of the Czech Republic

HAVEL, Vaclav His book: “The Art of the Impossible” A.A. Knopf, 1997, First Edition, so stated. Two hundred seventy-three pages.  Signed with his desirable full signature on the half title page. SOLD

Prime Minister of England
HEATH, Edward His book: “Edward Heath, Travels, People and Places in My Life.” Griffin House, Toronto, First Edition, 1977.  Inscribed and signed: “For Paul Cassidy, Edward Heath, 15.IX.80.” $95.00


HEINLEIN, Robert A. His book: Job: A Comedy of Justice. Ballantine Books, 1984, First Edition. Seven Hundred Fifty copies have been specially bound, each copy signed by the author, and numbered. This is copy number 90.  In very fine condition housed in the original slip case. $450.00

HESTON, Charlton His book: “In The Arena, An Autobiography”.  Simon & Schuster, 1995, First Edition. Five hundred ninety-two pages, illustrated.  Boldly signed with a beautiful genuine signature of Charlton Heston on the title page. $85.00

Signed by Ed Hillary

Hillary, Louise A Yak for Christmas. Doubleday & Co. 1969, First U.S. Edition. 254 pages, illustrated. Signed “E.P. Hillary” on the title page. Fine copy with the dust jacket.  Uncommon signed by Ed Hillary.  $125.00

Rare Book With Signatures of Ronald Reagan and John Hinckley, Jr.
From the Library of Governor Richard Lamm of Colorado
HINCKLEY, Jack & JoAnn ( The book Breaking Points by Jack & JoAnn Hinckley, 1985, First printing, 375 pages. Inscribed to their Governor: “ To Governor and Mrs. Lamm, with our sincere thanks for your concern and support Jack and JoAnn”. Affixed to the inside cover is a 3”x5” card signed “John Hinckley, Jr.” and a bookplate signed by “Ronald Reagan”. $695.00

Sunk the Merrimac in Cuba-Awarded the Medal of Honor
Choice Association Copy


HOBSON, Richmond P His scarce book: “Alcohol And The Human Race.” Fleming H. Revell, 1919.  Two hundred-five pages. Inscribed, signed and dated on the front free endpaper: “To E.H. Cherrington-Friendship Tribute- Richmond P. Hobson- April 17-19-”   E.H. Cherrington studied the use of alcohol including that of the Indians. He authored “The Evolution of Prohibition in the U.S.” (1920) and “Standard Encyclopedia of the Alcohol Problem.” (1925).  $275.00

HOGAN, Ben book Power of Golf.  Heavily illustrated. Inscribed and signed on the half title page: “For Eileen Bunns, with all good wishes, Ben Hogan”. Light wear to corners and top and bottom of spine otherwise a very good copy.  $250.00

HOOVER, Herbert Thirty-first President of the United States. His three volume set of book: “The Memoirs of Herbert Hoover.”  Vol. #1 “The Cabinet & the Presidency.”  Macmillan Co., 1952, First printing.  Inscribed and signed on the front free endpaper: “To Victor Emanuel with the good wishes of Herbert Hoover.”  Vol. #2 “Years of Adventure.”  Macmillan Co, 1951, Second Printing. Inscribed and signed: “To Victor Emanuel with the good wishes of Herbert Hoover.”  Vol. #3. “The Greta Depression.”  Macmillan Co. 1952, First printing. $575.00

Very Rare Book Un-inscribed Yet Signed by Herbert Hoover
HOOVER, Herbert His book: “The New Day, Campaign Speeches of Herbert Hoover.” Stanford University Press, Second Edition, January 1929.  Two hundred and thirty pages.  Signed “Herbert Hoover” on the front free endpaper.  This is the first book we recall seeing not inscribed by Herbert Hoover.  The colorful stamps from Morocco affixed to the bottom of the page Hoover signed.  $450.00

Very Scarce Genuinely Signed Book by Lyndon B. Johnson

JOHNSON, Lyndon B. William S. White’s book “The Professional Lyndon B. Johnson”  Houghton and Mifflin Co. 1964, fourth printing.  Inscribed to Paul Betz and signed and dated  “12/5/64” (as President) by Johnson. This book was signed shortly after LBJ signed the Civil Rights Bill into law.  This may be the only book of this title signed by Johnson as President. Only a handful of this title contains a genuine signature of Johnson. $1,250.00

Chief Justice Warren E. Burger's Copy of LBJ's Book

JOHNSON, Lyndon B.
His book, The Vantage Point, Perspectives of the Presidency 1963-1969. Holy, Rinehart & Winston, 1971, First edition, so stated.  Affixed to the half title page is the bookplate of LBJ hand signed.  On the facing page is the ornate bookplate of Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Warren E. Burger. In a few places in this book, Burger has drawn some lines where it referred to the Supreme Court.. $550.00

JOHNSON, Lyndon B. His autobiography, The Vantage Point, Perspectives of the Presidency 1963-1969. Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1971, First Edition, so stated. His personal bookplate made especially for this book which has a gilt  embossed Presidential Seal and his initials. Bookplate is boldly signed in full by Lyndon B. Johnson. $225.00

JOHNSON, Lyndon B. His personal bookplate made especially for his book “The Vantage Point” (1971). Gilt embossed Presidential Seal along with his initials. Boldly signed in full by Lyndon B. Johnson. $195.00

Very Scarce Book Signed by LBJ (as President)

JOHNSON, Rebekah Baines Her book: “A Family Album” McGraw-Hill Co.1965, First Edition, so stated.  Introduction by Lyndon Baines Johnson. It is believed that Johnson only signed copies for family members and very close friends. Believed to be signed “as President.”. $450.00
 
Helen Keller A Signed Copy by Keller of Nella Braddy's book: Anne Sullivan Macy, The Story Behind Helen Keller. $850.00

World Famous Sexologis

KINSEY, Alfred Their book: “Edible Wild Plants of Eastern North America”.  Idlewild Press, 1943, second printing, illustrated, four hundred fifty-two pages.  Fine presentation inscription by Kinsey: “To Wesley and Winifred, with appreciation for their contribution to our further acquaintance with the out- of- doors, Alfred C. Kinsey”. SOLD

South Vietnam's War Time Prime Minister

Ky, Nguyen Cao His book "Buddha's Child, My Fight to Save Vietnam."  St. Martin's Press, 2002, First Edition, so stated.  Three hundred seventy-six pages with illustrations. Signed on the title page. SOLD

Very Rare First Edition, First Printing
LEE, Harper Her book, To Kill A Mockingbird became a classic and was adapted into a major motion picture starring Gregory Peck. Peck won an Academy Award for Best Actor. He portrayed a country lawyer named Atticus Finch.  After the books publication in 1960 it won the 1961 Pulitzer prize for Fiction.  The copy we offer is a rare true First Edition, First printing with the matching very scarce First issue dust jacket. The book is inscribed and signed by Harper Lee on the front endpaper: “To William King with best wishes Harper Lee.”  A signature of Gregory Peck is laid in.   $24,500.00

LEE, Harper Pulitzer Prize winning author of To Kill A Mockingbird (1960), Signed 35th Anniversary Edition. $1,100.00

LEE, Harper Signed by harper lee on the title page.  Another dealer and ourselves were to meet Harper Lee in her nursing home in Monroeville, Al. She did agree to this and even made a special request, however her health turned for the worse and this book was mailed to her. She signed it less than a month before her passing. $695.00

Inscribed by the First Lady of Korea to Jack Kemp

LEE HEE-ho  (Mrs. Kim Dae-jung) Her book: My Love, My Country.  Los Angeles, 2000, 269 pages, illustrated. Soft cover.   Inscribed to Housing Secretary Jack Kemp under George Herbert Walker Bush (1935-2009). Kemp was also the AFL’s Most valuable Player 91965) and the V/P nominee running mate for Bob Dole.  Signed by the Former First Lady in English and Korean. SOLD

Signed by Ernie Banks and John Wayne Gacy

LOGAN, Bob So You Think You’re A Die-Hard Cub Fan.  Contemporary Books, 1985, wrappers, 130 pages, heavily illustrated.  This was Gacy’s personal book which he read and kept in his cell on death row.  Gacy has sent this book as a Christmas gift and inscribed this copy: “Steve, enjoy the reading John W. Gacy”  on the half title page. Hand signed below Gacy’s signature is Ernie Banks. Banks is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame and is known as “Mr. Cub”.   Book in very good condition. One of a kind.  $375.00

MACMILLAN, Harold His book:  “The Blasts of War 1939-45.”   MacMillan Co. 1967. First Edition. Seven hundred sixty five pages, illustrated. Signed by Harold MacMillan on the title page. A V/G copy with dust jacket. $110.00

MACMILLAN, Harold His book: “Harold MacMillan The Past Masters.”  Harper & Row, 1975, First U.S. Edition.  Two hundred forty pages, illustrated.  Signed by Harold MacMillan on the title page.  A fine copy with the dust jacket. $85.00

Founder of The Oregon Trail

MEEKER, Ezra His book: “Kate Mulhall, A Romance Of The Oregon Trail”  published by Ezra Meeker, 1926, First Edition.  Illustrated, two hundred eighty-seven pages. Signed on the front free endpaper by Ezra Meeker.  $185.00

One of the World’s Finest Wine Makers
MONDAVI, Robert His Autobiography: “Harvests of Joy”. Harcourt Brace & Co. 1988, First Edition, so stated. Wonderful presentation inscription on the half title page. “To The City Tavern Club Library-wishing you many ‘Harvests of Joy’. Robert Mondavi 7-26-99.”  SOLD

Inscribed to Autograph Dealer George Sanders
MULDOON, Robert His book: “The Rise and Fall of a Young Turk.” A.H. & A.W. Reed 3rd impression 1974.  Two hundred and three pages, illustrated.  Inscribed and signed: “To George Sanders, Robe Muldoon.” Near fine copy with the dust jacket  $75.00

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1968
For Breaking the Genetic Code

NIRENBERG, Marshall Book from his personal library. Voices in Stone, The Decipherment of Ancient Scripts and Writings. Viking Press, 1961, 327 pages, illustrated. Signed “M. Nirenberg” on the front free endpaper. Another name (possibly a former owner) has been crossed out by Nirenberg.  $85.00

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1968
For Breaking the Genetic Code

NIRENBERG, Marshall Book from his personal library.  Thymidine Metabolism and Cell Kinetics. North Holland Publishing Co. Amsterdam, 1967. 259 pages, illustrated.  Signed inside front cover: “Marshall Nirenberg, Boulder, July 1969”. This book, in many places is underlined By Nirenberg and several pages have his lengthy notes in the margins. A well read book by Marshall Nirenberg.  Books from the libraries of Nobel Prize recipients are seldom offered and this example is in fine condition.  $65.00

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1968
For Breaking the Genetic Code

NIRENBERG, Marshall Book from his personal library.  Laboratory Techniques for the Detection of Hereditary Metabolic Disorders. CRC Press, 1973, 125 pages, illustrated. Signed inside front cover: “Marshall Nirenberg, June 1993, Bethesda”.Books from the libraries of Nobel Prize recipients are seldom offered and this example is in fine condition  $65.00

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1968
For Breaking the Genetic Code

NIRENBERG, Marshall Book from his personal library.  Methods in Cell Physiology. Academic Press, 1964, two volumes. Vol. 1  has 465 pages with some underlining by Nirenberg.  Vol. 2 has  426 pages with some underlining by Nirenberg. Signed “Marshall Nirenberg” on the front free endpaper of volume 1. Books from the libraries of Nobel Prize recipients are seldom offered and this example is in fine condition  $65.00

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1968
For Breaking the Genetic Code

NIRENBERG, Marshall Book from his personal library. Exotic Aquarium Fishes.  Aquariums Publishing Incorporated, 1964,  543 pages, heavily illustrated, many with color plates. Signed on the front free endpaper “Marshall Nirenberg”. Books from the libraries of Nobel Prize recipients are seldom offered and this example is in fine condition  $65.00

The Coroner of the Stars

NOGUCHI, MD, Thomas T. His book: “Coroner”,  Simon & Schuster, 1983, first edition, two hundred fifty-two pages. Hand signed: “Thomas T. Noguchi, MD” on the front endpaper. In fine condition with the dust jacket. $125.00

NOOR, Queen Her book "Memoirs of an Unexpected Life."Miramax Books, 2003, First Edition, 5th printing.  Four hundred sixty-seven pages with illustrations. Inscribed, signed and dated "2003" by Queen Noor on the half title page.  $40.00

O’NEILL, Eugene Special edition with nine illustrations by Alexander King, limited to 775 numbered copies of which 750 are for sale. Each copy signed by Eugene O’Neill. This copy is number 281. $150.00

Founder of the J.C. Penny Stores

PENNY, James Cash His book: “View From The Ninth Decade”.  Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1960, First Edition. Hand signed by J.C. penny on the front free endpaper. $135.00

Signed by the Prime Minister of Israel

PERES, Shimon His book: “Battling For Peace, A Memoir.”  Random House, 1995, First Edition. Three hundred fifty pages, illustrated.  Signed on the front free endpaper.    $95.00

The Girl in the Picture- The Story of Kim Phuc

PHUC, Kim Inscribed, signed and dated on the dedication page: “Dear Paul, May this book be a blessing to you. With Love & peace, Kim Phuc, July 19, 2012 xx.”.  $85.00

The Negro Problem-Abraham Lincoln's Solution

PICKETT, William P. His book: “The Negro Problem-Abraham Lincoln’s Solution.”  G.P. Putnam’s, The Knickerbocker Press, 1909, First Edition. Five hundred-eighty pages. Choice frontispiece portrait of Abraham Lincoln.   $395.00

World Record for Aerial Circumnavigation

POST, Wiley & GATTY, Harold Their book: “Around the World in Eight Days, The Flight of the Winnie Mae”.  Rand McNally & Co. August 1931, First printing.  Three hundred-four pages, illustrated. Signed by both Wiley Post and Harold Gatty on the half title page. $750.00

U-2 Spy Pilot tells His Story

POWERS, Francis Gary His book; “Operation Overflight, The U-2 Spy Pilot Tells His Story For The First Time.”  Holt, Rinehart & Winston, July 1970, later printing.  Three hundred seventy-five pages, illustrated.  Fine presentation inscription, signed and dated on the front free endpaper: “To Fred McNally, It was a real pleasure meeting you. Best wishes and combined success. Francis Gary Powers, jan.1,1970.”  $165.00

Famous Danish Polar Explorer

RASMUSSEN, Knud His book: “Festens Gave” (The Gift of Festival).  Gyldendalske, Kobenhavn, 1929, First Edition. Two hundred-five pages, illustrated.  Inscribed, signed and dated: “To my friend Isaiah Bowman, with all my best wishes for 1930! Knud Rasmussen, Christmas, 1929”. $350.00

Very Rare Book Signed by James Earl Ray

RAY, James Earl A copy of his book: “Who Killed Martin Luther King? The True Story By The Alleged Assassin”. National Book press, Washington, D.C., 1992, First Edition. Two hundred eighty-five pages, illustrated, Signed “J.E. Ray, Dec.92” on the title page.   Affixed to the front free endpaper is the postmark; “Nashville, Tn. 16, Dec. 1992” and the label from the envelope: “The Department of Corrections Has neither Censored Nor Inspected This Item: Therefore The Department Does Not Assume Responsibility For Its Contents. Department of Correction, Riverbend Maximum Security Inst.” Book and dust jacket in excellent condition. Signed copies of this book are basically non-existent. $495.00

REAGAN, Ronald His book along with co-author Richard Hubler  Where’s The Rest Of Me? The Ronald Reagan Story. Duell, Sloan and Pearce. 1965, First Edition, so stated. Personal bookplate of Ronald Reagan with a blue ink printed Presidential Seal and his name affixed to the front free endpaper. Inscribed by a calligrapher for the President: “To Karen Siebrasse with best wishes,” and hand signed by Ronald Reagan. $450.00

Signed by a Premier of France During WWII

REYNAUD, Paul His book: “The Foreign Policy of Charles de Gaulle.”  The Odyssey Press, N.Y. 1964. One hundred sixty pages.   Inscribed and signed by Paul Reynaud on the front free endpaper.    $165.00

Inscribed to U.S. Senator Claude Pepper of Florida

RHEE, Syngman His book: “Japan Inside and out, The Challenge of Today.”  Fleming H. Revell Co. 1941,  two hundred two pages.  Inscribed, signed and dated on the front free endpaper: “ The Honorable Claude Pepper United States Senate Syngman Rhee, July 29, 1941, Washington, D.C.”   $375.00

Interview With The Vampire, Signed Limited Edition

RICE, Anne Her book: “Interview With The Vampire”  Alfred A. Knopf,  1996, 20th Anniversary Limited Edition, Signed by the Author.  Mint copy, with the dust jacket and in the original slipcase. Still shrink wrapped as issued. $185.00

Father of the Nuclear Navy
RICKOVER, Hyman G The book:  “Eminent Americans, Namesakes of the Polaris Submarine Fleet.”  Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1972, First edition. Wrappers, three hundred sixteen pages, illustrated.  Inscribed and signed on the half title page: “To Louise Howe, with my best wishes, H.G. Rickover.”  Light wear to bottom of spine otherwise a good plus copy. SOLD

First American Woman Astronaut To Enter Space

RIDE, Sally Her book: “The Third Planet, Exploring The Earth From Space”. Sally Ride Science, 2004, Second Edition. Forty-eight pages, heavily illustrated. Boldly signed by Sally Ride on the front free endpaper. $125.00

Created Ripley's Believe It Or Not

RIPLEY, Robert His book: “Believe It Or Not”.  Simon & Schuster, New York, eighteenth printing, 1930.  One hundred seventy-two pages, illustrated.  Inscribed, signed and dated on the front free endpaper. “To Jerry Sersen, with good wishes of Ripley, Believe It or Not, 1930”.  SOLD

Diego Rivera A Signed Book. The famed Mexican painter's 1934 book, Portrait of America. $1,075.00

Pair of Very Scarce Space Related Autographs

ROCKWELL, Willard F. & ROCKWELL, Jr. Willard F. Willard F. Rockwell, Sr’s book: “The Rebellious Colonel Speaks, The Selected Papers of Willard F. Rockwell.” McGraw Hill, 1964, First Edition. Two hundred seventy-seven pages, illustrated. Inscribed and signed by Willard F. Rockwell on the front free endpaper. Inscribed and signed by Willard F. Rockwell, Jr. on the half title page  SOLD

Second Book in the J.K. Rowling Harry Potter Series

ROWLING, J.K. “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.”  New York, Scholastic Press, 1999, 1st U.S. Edition, Hardcover, First printing with the first state pictorial unclipped dust jacket $17.95, raised silver lettering. In fine condition with fine dust jacket. Boldly signed by the author on the front free endpaper  $1,750.00

One of the Best Players in NBA History 1962

RUSSELL, Bill His book: “Russell Rules, 11 Lessons on Leadership From The Twentieth Century’s Greatest Winner”. Dutton, New York, 2001, First Edition, First Printing. Two-hundred forty-four pages. Inscribed and signed on the title page: “To Eric, Best wishes, Bill Russell”. $135.00

Received First Messages From the S.S. Olympic that the Titanic was Sinking

SARNOFF, David His book: “David Sarnoff, A Biography”.  Harper Row Publishers, New York,  1966, three hundred seventy-two pages, illustrated.  Inscribed on the front free endpaper: “To Rose Roberts, with best wishes, David Sarnoff”.  $225.00

SCHULZ, Charles M. His very desirable book: “Snoopy and the Red Baron.” Holt, Rinehart and Winston, published September 1966, Weekly Reader Children’s Book Club Edition. Heavily illustrated, hardcover. On the front free endpaper is a wonderful sketch of Snoopy dressed in his flight gear of scarf and goggles sitting atop of his dog house. Signed “Schulz”. $650.00

SCHULZ, Charles M.
His book: “It was A Short Summer, Charlie Brown.” World publishing Company, 1970, First Printing, hardcover, heavily illustrated.  On the front free endpaper Schulz has drawn “Snoopy” wear a fur type coon skin hat. Boldly signed “Schulz”. $495.00

Original Sketch of Snoopy as a Golfer
The Story of Charles Schulz

SCHULZ, Charles M. JOHNSON, Rheta Grimsley  (1953-   ) Award winning reporter, columnist for King Features Syndicate.  Her book: “Good Grief, The Story of Charles Schulz”. Pharos Books, New York, 1980, First Edition.  On the front free endpaper is a large sketch of “Snoopy” as a golfer. Inscribed to “Pat” and signed “Charles Schulz”.  SOLD

SCHULZ, Charles M. His book: “It’s A Mystery, Charlie Brown.”  Random House, New York, 1975. Hard cover, heavily illustrated. Beautifully signed, “Best wishes, Charles M. Schulz” on the illustrated front endpaper. SOLD

Charles Schulz Signed Book, Charlie Brown's 'Cyclopedia, with a Sketch of Snoopy. SOLD

Original Sketch of "Snoopy" as a Baseball Player

SCHULZ, Charles His book: Charlie Brown’s All-Stars.  World Publishing Co., 1966, First Edition so stated. Heavily illustrated in color. On the front free endpaper Schulz has drawn a large portrait of “Snoopy” dressed in a baseball cap. SOLD

Bozo the Clown and the First Ronald McDonald

SCOTT, Willard His first book: “The Joy of Living”, Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, New York, 1982, First Edition. Two hundred twenty-two pages with illustrations. Nice illustration of Scott as “Bozo” and another as “Ronald McDonald”.  On the front free end-paper Scott has written: “Love, Willard Scott, Oct. 2, 1982.”.  $65.00

P.T. Barnum’s Last Clown
SHERWOOD, Bob His book  “The Laugh Book”, Sherwood’s, New York, 1927, First Edition. Gilt red cloth, illustrated, two hundred and forty pages. Frontispiece portrait of Bob Sherwood. A fine lengthy presentation inscription on the front free endpaper: “To Mr. Henry, in the knowledge that a little nonsense now and then is relished by all intelligent men. Bob Sherwood, Last of Barnum’s Clowns  NYC May 1927.”  $150.00

Developer of the Helicopter, Built & Flew the First Multi-Motored Aeroplane

SIKORSKY, Igor His book: “The Story of the Winged-S, An Autobiography”.  Dodd, Mead and Company, 1942, fifth printing, two hundred seventy-five pages, illustrated.  Inscribed: “To Frank Hitchcock, with kindest personal regards of  I. Sikorsky,  March 23, 1943”.  Laid in is a 36 cent U.S. Air Mail stamp depicting Igor Sikorsky. $250.00

Possibly the Most Important Book Printed in the United States

STOWE, Harriet Beeche Her book: Uncle Tom’s Cabin Or Life Among The Lowly, Universal Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, Riverside Press, 1892. Inscribed: “Mr. James Smith Bush from his friend Harriet Beecher Stowe, Trust in the Lord and Do Good.”  Book in G-VG condition, pictorial cover. Binding nice and tight, pages browning from age. Most copies offered by dealers  of this book will have a slip tipped in signed by Stowe. It is scarce to find a copy actually inscribed and signed.  $7,500.00

THURBER, James His book: “The Years With Ross.” Atlantic Monthly Press Book,  1959, Fourth printing. Three hundred-ten pages., some illustrations.  Thurber has written a short inscription, however it takes up a full page of the front free endpaper; “Happy Days, Tony Ilfort? Jim Thurber.”. $235.00



Signed by Josip Broz Tito

TITO, Josip Broz The book: “The Essential Tito”, St. Martin’s Press, First printing, 1970.  One hundred ninety-seven pages.  Very boldly signed by Tito on the title page.  SOLD

From the Library of Casper Weinberger-Secretary of Defense

TRAVELL MD, Janet  Her book:  “Office Hours : Day and Night, The Autobiography of Janet Travell, M.D.”  World Publishing Company, January 1969. Four hundred ninety-six pages.  Inscribed on the front free endpaper: “For Casper W. Weinberger (last name mis-spelled) Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, with cordial greetings, Janet Travell, M.D.”  Bookplate of Caspar Weinberger affixed to inside cover.  $125.00

Extremely RARE Underworld Mobster Signature
VIZZINI, Sal His book: The Secret Lives of America’s Most Successful Undercover Agent Vizzini.  Arbor House, 1972, First Edition.  Three hundred thirty pages, In fine plus condition with the original dust jacket in a protective cover,  Inscribed, signed and dated on the front free endpaper: “To Chris, a great guy and a true friend-Best to you and your lovely wife- Sal Vizzini 12/5/72.”. $599.00

WALDHEIM, Kurt The book: The United nations and Human Rights.  Office of Public Relations, United Nations, new York, 1978. Kurt Waldheim, Secretary General. One hundred sixty-six pages, soft cover. Inscribed with a three word sentiment by Kurt Waldheim. $95.00

WATSON, Charles “Tex” His book: “Will You Die For Me?”  Fleming H. Revell Co., 1978.  Two hundred twenty-three pages, illustrated. On the title page Watson has written: “Best, Charles “Tex” Watson.” On the inside front endpaper a Pastor has written a half page congratulations most likely referring to a graduation and sending God’s Blessings in the future. SOLD

Co-discovered the Structure of DNA/ Awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine 1962

WATSON, James D. His book: “DNA, The Secret of Life”.   Alfred A. Knopf New York, 2003, First Edition so stated. Four hundred forty-eight pages, illustrated. Signed by James D. Watson on the title page. $495.00

Rare Presentation Inscription by LBJ

WHITE, William S. “The Professional Lyndon B. Johnson.”  Houghton Mifflin Co. 1964. First Edition, First printing. Two hundred seventy-three pages.  Very few of this title bears a GENUINE inscription/signature of Johnson.  Most all were signed by his secretary while Johnson was President. $395.00

Recipient Of The Medal of Honor

YORK, Sergeant Alvin His book: “Sergeant York: His Own Life Story and War Diary”. Edited by Tom Skeyhill. Garden City, Double day, Doran, 1928, First Edition. Illustrated, three hundred-nine pages.  On the front free endpaper, Alvin York and the editor have signed their names. $895.00

Very Scarce Signed Copy

ZANUCK, Darryl F. His book: “Tunis Expedition”.  Random House, 1943, First Printing, one hundred sixty pages, illustrated.  Inscribed in blue ink: “To Al, with my very best wishes- Darryl F. Zanuck, Washington-43”.   Zanuck during WWII was a Colonel in the Signal Corps. This is his story.  Forward by Damon Runyon. $295.00





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