RARE BOOK GUIDE - THE RUNNERS, THE RIDERS & THE ODDS

29 December 2006

American Autographs. Signers of the Declaration of Independence

Another book that is not listed anywhere -- as with other essential dealing reference books, either they have to reprint it or someone has to die, or go bust before a copy becomes available. Or possibly any of the five 'Ds' that cause books to be sold -- Death, Disinterest, Divorce, Displacement, Debt.


Charles Hamilton. AMERICAN AUTOGRAPHS. SIGNERS OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, REVOLUTIONARY WAR LEADERS, PRESIDENTS. 2 VOLS. University of Oklahoma Press, 1983. ISBN 0806116587

COLLECTABLES / AUTOGRAPHS.
Fattish 652 2 vol invaluable reference in a rich and desirable area of collecting. The first volume is filled with samples of U.S. Revolutionary War leaders. The second volume depicts the signatures of: U.S. presidents, First Ladies, and their assassins. 1900 facsimiles. The place to find whether your Button Gwinnett signatures are kosher. The example below is housed at the Georgia Archives in Morrow for which much thanks.
VALUE? A much wanted and resolutely unfindable book that probably sells as soon as it appears online. It might sit in a bookshop for a few days. There are over 40 people waiting for it at ABE and it's probably on eagle eyed ebay watch lists. Customers for the actual signatures tend to be well cushioned. Suspect it would take at least $700 to give punters pause. According to the venerable Blackwell's its in print price was $300 so lets say it's o/p price is at least twice that. A reprint however would put the kibosh on that.

Current Prices
$700+? /£400+? Want level 25-50 Highish

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