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05-28-2011 10:15 PM #1
I love collecting signed books!!
Does anyone else???
If you have one NEVER sell it
They will try to give 0 $ for it
07-09-2011 07:33 PM #2
First Edition Signed Dumas Malone
Volume 3. Jefferson and the Ordeal of Liberty
“Not only has Mr. Malone mastered the vast body of Jefferson’s correspondence and the writings of his contemporaries, but he has fully explored the wealth of monographic material devoted to this epoch. . . . Throughout the book there is a sense of proportion and balance which might well be called classic.”—Harry Ammon, Virginia Magazine
07-09-2011 07:33 PM #3
Third Base is My Home
07-09-2011 07:35 PM #4
Afghanistan Diaries (9781591138969):
Anthony J. Pente ...
07-09-2011 07:36 PM #5
'Don't Make Me Cry, Roy, Adventures in Interviewing'
• Magic Turtle Press
07-09-2011 07:39 PM #6
By: R. C. Shields
07-09-2011 07:41 PM #7
07-10-2011 11:24 AM #8
I have some cool signed books, including the following:
- Blood Meridian, later pb edition signed by Cormac McCarthy
- Blood Meridian, 1st ed./1st printing in dustjacket (not signed; if it were, I could retire)
- The Producers, 1st/1st in dj, signed by Mel Brooks and Tom Meehan
- Room, 1st in dj, signed by Emma Donoghue
- Andersonville, 1st in slipcase, signed by MacKinlay Kantor
- Hothead, 1st/1st in dj, signed by Cal Ripken, jr.
- The King's Henchman, signed by Edna St. Vincent Millay and Deems Taylor (composer)
- A Mercy, 1st in dj, signed by Toni Morrison
- Call It Courage, 1st in dj, inscribed by Armstrong Sperry to Dorothy McKibben, "the gatekeeper to Los Alamos" during the Manhattan Project
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, 1st in dj, by Rebecca Skloot
The only thing better than reading books is collecting them!
07-11-2011 12:26 PM #9
Of the top of my head I know I own The Corner, signed by David Simon (would love to get co-author Ed Burns to sign too), and Blackhawk Down, signed by Mark Bowden.
EDIT: Also own Gridlock Economy by Michael Heller.
Last edited by TGO; 07-11-2011 at 06:03 PM.
07-11-2011 01:34 PM #10
The City and the City, 1st UK ed. signed by China Miéville
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, 1st US ed. signed by Haruki Murakami
Both of these, I mailed my copy for the author to inscribe. Apparently, it's pretty well received, as they can do it at their leisure instead of signing book after book at a signing event. Both have an inscription a bit more personal than just the author's signature.
07-11-2011 02:49 PM #11
07-11-2011 04:45 PM #12
I contacted the US publisher through email in both cases. In Murakami's case, my contact person checked with him, and then gave me his office address in Tokyo to send it to. In Miéville's case, the publisher had me send it to a contact with the author's UK publisher, who got the book to him to sign. In both cases, I of course included return postage. I'll probably end up sending out more books, as USPS flat-rate boxes are pretty reasonable, and it's pretty neat to do. Mr. Miéville handwrote me a letter thanking me for the patronage, which was really cool.
08-31-2011 04:10 PM #13
I am still looking for a Maurice Sendak signed book!!!!