Thursday, June 24, 2010

Association Copies

AbeBooks: Association Copies: "When an author places their signature in a book then it is described as signed. When there is a message attached to that signature then it is described as inscribed. However, if the person receiving the inscription happens to be famous or important in some way then that book is described as an association copy."

4 comments:

Lawrence Person said...

I have a few association copies in my library, including Manly Wade Wellman's Third String Center inscribed to his brother, writer Paul I. Wellman, and Greg Egan's Axiomatic inscribed to Interzone editor David Pringle, who published many of the stories in it originally.

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Bill Crider said...

Nice.

Max Allan Collins said...

Can you imagine how much a Collins book signed to Crider must be worth? Or even more amazing, a Crider book signed to Collins?

It is but to dream.

Bill Crider said...

My favorite of yours is the one you dedicated to Spillane, signed by both of you at the Bouchercon in 1981.