Signed Copies…Rare?

Yesterday I received a book in the mail ordered from Abe (Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to his Son – Written in Gregg Shorthand). I purchased it based on the seller’s written description as no photographs or scans were available. I was a little miffed when I unpacked the book and found that it’s quality was not accurately described. But I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was signed by John R. Gregg in 1904 (I have attached the scan).

Is this unusual to find books signed by Gregg? I don’t think that the seller realized that it was signed because it was purchased at a very reasonable price.

Attachment: Signed Copy Low Res.jpg

(by rdd331 for everyone)

2 comments Add yours
  1. I'd say items signed by Dr. Gregg aren't exactly rare . . . they do
    show up from
    time to time. I have 2 or 3 books that he signed, plus the facsimile of the
    first American manual has a signed card in it.

    However, that's a very early date . . . and in that respect I'd consider it
    rare. Whether it has particular value (i.e., $$$) is in the eye of the
    beholder. Probably wouldn't bring as much as something signed by Abraham
    Lincoln, for example.

    It's still a nice item to have. Congratulations.


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