An American Life

First edition of An American Life, signed by four presidents: Ronald Reagan, Gerald R. Ford, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter.

First edition of An American Life, signed by four presidents: Ronald Reagan, Gerald R. Ford, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter.

Octavo, 748pp. Blue cloth spine, red boards, title in gilt on spine. First edition, first printing, with full number line on copyright page. Book in fine condition, solid text block, appears unread. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $24.95 on front flap, a fine example. The half title of this book was removed and sent to all four presidents for their signature, then tipped back into this copy.

Signed by the following four presidents: “Ronald Reagan / Nov. 22 – 1993” / “Gerald R. Ford / 38th President” / “Jimmy Carter” / “George Bush.” An exceptional collection of signers.

Since most authors (and politicians) are hesitant to sign another’s work, it’s doubtful that the signers of this leaf from An American Life knew what book it was from.

An American Life

First edition of An American Life, signed by President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan.

First edition of An American Life, signed by President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan.

Octavo, 748pp. Blue cloth spine, red boards, title in gilt on spine. First edition, first printing, with full number line on copyright page. Book in near fine condition, solid text block, touch of dust to top edge of text block, bumped corner of rear panel. Publisher’s dust jacket, retail price on the front flap, light shelf wear to covers, bright illustrations, a near fine dust jacket.

Signed on the half-title: “Ronald Reagan / Aug. 5 – ’92 / Nancy Reagan.”

An exceptionally rare example of An American Life signed by both Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan.

An American Life

First edition of An American Life, signed by President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan.

First edition of An American Life, signed by President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan.

Octavo, 748pp. Blue cloth spine, red boards, title in gilt on spine. First edition, first printing, with full number line on copyright page. Book in near fine condition, solid text block, light rubbing to cloth spine, touch of foxing to top edge of text block. Publisher’s first state dust jacket, $24.95 on front flap, faint shelf wear, an otherwise fine example.

Signed on the half-title: “Ronald Reagan / Aug. 5 – ’92 / Nancy Reagan.”

An exceptionally rare example of An American Life signed by both Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan.

An American Life

First edition of An American Life, inscribed by President Ronald Reagan.

First edition of An American Life, inscribed by President Ronald Reagan.

Octavo, 748pp. Blue cloth spine, red boards, title in gilt on spine. First edition, second printing, with matching number line on copyright page. Book in fine condition, solid text block. In the publisher’s dust jacket produced for the Reagan Library, with no retail price on front flap, library retail sticker on rear panel, a fine example. Laid in photograph of the recipients meeting former President Reagan. Signed by former President Ronald Reagan on the half-title: “To Dick and Shirley Ruben – With Best Wishes. Ronald Reagan.” Dated in pencil “7-12-95.”

This special library edition of An American Life was published specifically for distribution by The Reagan Library, with no retail price on the dust jacket and a retail label on the rear panel. This copy is inscribed to Richard H. Ruben and Shirley Ruben of Simi Valley, CA, both donors to the Reagan Library and lifelong supporters.

An American Life

Reagan An American Life, first edition, first printing, signed copy.

Signed first edition of An American Life by President Ronald Reagan.

Octavo, 748pp. Blue cloth spine, red boards, title in gilt on spine. First edition, first printing, with full number line on copyright page (1,3,5,7,9,10,8,6,4,2). Publishers first edition dust jacket, $24.95 on front flap, fine. Signed by former President Ronald Reagan on half title. An excellent example of a signed book by President Reagan, with a notably less robust signature from later in life.

An American Life

Signed limited edition of An American Life by President Ronald Reagan.

Signed limited edition of An American Life by President Ronald Reagan.

Octavo, 748pp. Blue morocco, gilt title on spine and presidential seal on front cover. Raised bands on spine. All gilt edges, with light rubbing to bottom edge of text block. Sewn-in silk bookmark. Marbled endpapers. Multiple illustrations throughout. Lacking the oak display box and cassette tapes. From a limited edition of 2000 signed copies, this being number 1140.

An American Life

First edition of An American Life, the autobiography of President Ronald Reagan, signed on the Reagan Library bookplate.

First edition of An American Life, the autobiography of President Ronald Reagan, signed on the Reagan Library bookplate.

Octavo, 748pp. Blue cloth spine, red boards, title in gilt on spine. First edition, second printing, with matching number line on copyright page. Book in near fine condition, solid text block, trace of wear to head to spine. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $24.95 on front flap, touch of shelf wear, a near fine example. Signed by former President Ronald Reagan on Reagan Library bookplate, affixed to the half title.

An American Life

Signed limited edition of An American Life by President Ronald Reagan.

Signed limited edition of An American Life by President Ronald Reagan.

Octavo, 748pp. Blue morocco, gilt title on spine and presidential seal on front cover. Raised bands on spine. All gilt edges, sewn-in silk bookmark. A few points of wear to gilt leafends, solid text block. Marbled endpapers. Housed in the publisher’s deluxe oak display box, with six cassette tapes, a few points of wear to box, solid binding. From a limited edition of 2000 signed copies, this being number 1339. A beautiful example.

An American Life

First edition of An American Life, inscribed by President Ronald Reagan.

First edition of An American Life, inscribed by President Ronald Reagan.

Octavo, 748pp. Blue cloth spine, red boards, title in gilt on spine. First edition, first printing, with full number line on copyright page. Book in near fine condition, solid text block, faint blemishes to cloth on spine. Publisher’s first edition dust jacket, $24.95 on front flap, touch of wear along top edge at spine, short closed tear to rear panel, otherwise a near fine example. Signed by former President Ronald Reagan on the half-title: “To Rick Roman / With Best Wishes. Ronald Reagan. Jan. 15 – ’92.”

An American Life

An American Life by President Ronald Reagan, signed on Reagan Library bookplate.

An American Life by President Ronald Reagan, signed on Reagan Library bookplate.

Octavo, 748pp. Full red leather, gilt title on spine and decorative gilt embellishments on cover. Raised bands on spine. All gilt edges. Solid text block, free of any marks or notations. Sewn-in silk bookmark, illustrated endpapers. Multiple illustrations throughout. Laid-in Easton Press paperwork. This copy is signed by President Ronald Reagan on a Reagan Library bookplate affixed to front free endpaper.

An American Life

First edition of An American Life, inscribed by President Ronald Reagan in 1993.

First edition of An American Life, inscribed by President Ronald Reagan in 1993.

Octavo, 748pp. Blue cloth spine, red boards, title in gilt on spine. First edition, first printing, with full number line on copyright page. Book in near fine condition, solid text block, faint blemishes to cloth on spine. Publisher’s first edition dust jacket, $24.95 on front flap, touch of wear along top edge at spine, otherwise a near fine example. Signed by former President Ronald Reagan: “Ronald Reagan. March 2 – ’93.”

An American Life

President Reagan An American Life, signed first edition.

Signed copy of An American Life by Ronald Reagan, purchased at the Reagan Library. 

Octavo, 748pp. Blue cloth spine, red boards, title in gilt on spine. First edition, second printing, with number line on copyright page (3,5,7,9,10,8,6,4). In the publisher’s dust jacket, fine condition, with $150 price tag from “Ronald Reagan Library Gift Shop” on back panel. Lacking a retail price on the dust jacket front flap, which is common for copies of this book purchased directly from the Reagan Library.

Signed by President Ronald Reagan on library bookplate affixed to half title.

An American Life

Signed limited edition of An American Life by President Ronald Reagan.

Octavo, 748pp. Blue morocco, gilt title on spine and presidential seal on front cover. Raised bands on spine. All gilt edges, sewn-in silk bookmark, blemish to lower edge of text block from bumped leaves. Includes the original publication paperwork and invoice receipts from 1991. Marbled endpapers. Multiple illustrations throughout. Housed in deluxe oak display box, with six cassette tapes.

From a limited edition of 2000 signed copies, this being number 882. A beautiful example.

 

An American Life

First edition, first printing of An America Life by President Ronald Reagan, signed on his presidential bookplate.

First edition, first printing of An America Life by President Ronald Reagan, signed on his presidential bookplate.

Octavo, 748pp. Blue cloth spine, red boards, title in gilt on spine. First edition, first printing, with full number line on copyright page. In the publisher’s first state dust jacket, $24.95 on front flap, touch of shelfwear, a near fine example.

Signed on bookplate affixed to half title.

An American Life

Octavo, 748pp. Gilt title on spine and presidential seal on front cover. Raised bands on spine. All gilt edges. Sewn-in silk bookmark. Marbled end papers. Multiple illustrations throughout. Blue morocco binding. Oak displace case in near fine condition, with embossed gold presidential seal on top. Limited edition of 2000 signed copies, this being number 858, signed by President Ronald Reagan.
Comments: The most desirable of Reagan signed books. A fine copy.