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If you are looking for some fascinating insights into your favorite authors, actors, or politicians, be sure to look through the rare biographies section of the Biblio Rare Book Room. There is a wide diversity of content featured in the rare biographies section of the Biblio Rare Book Room, and many of the rare and hard-to-find books are signed by the authors or featured subjects.


New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1930., 1930. First edition. First edition. This is the limited issue of 250 copies each with an original drawing by the author not mentioned by Adams Rampaging Herd. Two-tone cloth with leather title label and title...



Said Bin Sultan (1791-1856) Ruler of Oman and Zanzibar His Place in the History of Arabia and East Africa by Rudolph Said - Ruete ( Said-Ruete)

London: Alexander-Ouseley, Limited, 1929. "Said bin Sultan/(1791-1856)/Ruler of Oman and Zanzibar/His Place in the History of/Arabia and East Africa/by/Rudolph Said-Ruete/With a Foreword by/Maj-Gen. Sir Percy Cox,/G.C.M.G.,G.C.I.E.,K.C.S.I./Alexander-Ouse...

From Winchester Antiquarian Books


Marlborough: His Life and Times, full set of four British first edition, first printings in dust jackets, each volume housed in a full crimson morocco Solander case by Winston S. Churchill

London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1933. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is a full set of four British first edition, first printings in dust jackets, each volume housed in its own full crimson morocco Solander case. The British first tr...

From Churchill Book Collector


My first seventy-six years by Schacht, Hjalmar

London: Allan Wingate. Hardcover. B0007IWY90 Signed and inscribed by author upon front free endpaper. 552 pages. Index. Black and white photographic plates. "One of the most important autobiographies of the post-war period, for there can be few pe...



The Basketball Diaries (Association Copy) by Carroll, Jim; [Berrigan, Ted; Notley, Alice]

Bolinas, CA: Tombouctou, 1978. First Edition. Very Good. First edition, first printing. A fantastic association copy, signed by Jim Carrol, inscribed to poets Ted Berrigan and his wife Alice Notley on the half-title page, "To Ted + Alice, 'I...

From Burnside Rare Books, ABAA


Lord Randolph Churchill, signed and dated by Churchill by Winston S. Churchill

London: Odhams Press Limited, 1952. Hardcover. This is a signed and dated copy of the 1952 edition of Lord Randolph Churchill, Winston Churchill's biography of his father. The inscription in three lines in black ink on the first free endpaper reads:...

From Churchill Book Collector


A Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela - Signed Limited Edition by Mandela, Nelson

Little, Brown & Co., 1994. Hardcover. Book is in Fine as new condition. 1st printing. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION. This is one of 1000 numbered edition quarter bound in leather and signed on the limitation page by Nelson Mandela. In custom made green slipc...

From Blue Sky Books


My Early Life by Winston S. Churchill

London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1930. First edition, third printing. Hardcover. This homely copy is rendered exceptional by the extravagantly rare dust jacket. This is the first edition, third printing of Churchill’s only and extremely popular...

From Churchill Book Collector


Moon Walk by Michael Jackson

U.S.A.: Doubleday & Company Inc., pp. 283, b/w and colour photographs, SIGNED in blue ink by Jackson on the free end page.Possibly signed and inscribed by Michael Jackson on half title page 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo. S...

From The Edmonton Book Store


James Edward Austen Leigh A Memoir by Mary Augusta Austen Leigh

Roehampton: For Private Circulation, 1911. Pages viii; 351 [352]. PRESENTATION COPY from the author, Christmas 1912. Original plain green cloth, titles in gilt on spine and front panel. Some marking to front board. Blind ownership stamp on front f...

From Winchester Antiquarian Books


My Early Life, finely bound by Winston S. Churchill

London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1930. First edition, first printing. Leather_bound. This is a finely bound copy of the first edition, first printing of Churchill’s autobiography. My Early Life sold very well at the time and has seen a great ma...

From Churchill Book Collector


God's Dividend by David L. An Anonymous Alcoholic

Hardcover. Good. Signed and Inscribed by the author as follows:"To Mary Matheny, one who still seeks our way of life. Good Luck". "From David L." "Pooyes, 2547 S. Bronson, Los Angeles, RE 5496". Edgeworn bindings with spinal and corner end board exposur...

From Akula Books


Irving's Life of Washington [5 volumes-leather] by Irving, Washington

GP Putnam and Company, NY, 1859. Hardcover. Fine. "George Washington (1732-1799) was the first President of the United States (1789-97), the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Father...

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