Buying Rare Books: Condition & Value : Relevance of Signed Rare Books


I’m Molly Mackey with Expert Village. Now
we’re going to talk a little bit about signed books and their relevance. A lot of times
there will be book signings in modern times and a lot of people will get their book signed,
these really don’t make it much of a difference. A typical example would be something like
this, it’s a good book, it’s on screen writing and this particular one is gift inscribed
to, it’s personalized, so that’s the way you would describe it. There’s a difference
between just signing a book and actually inscribing it to someone by name. So you would want to,
this one actually has a name here and a little wish before the signature, so we would call
that gift inscribed, signed by the author. Now the value, it doesn’t really add much
to your book, it maybe adds a little bit, it depends, you definitely want to research
it, but usually, generally it doesn’t really make much of a price difference. Then you
have something that is called flat signed, that is when an author just signs his name
on the front of the page, that would be described as “flat sign signature by author”.

One Reply to “Buying Rare Books: Condition & Value : Relevance of Signed Rare Books”

  1. I have a personalised enscribed version of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's Good Omens, signed by both authors. Does this make my book more valuable even though it's in paperback?

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