Presentation copy

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Presentation copy signed by the author

A presentation copy is a copy of a book that has been dedicated, illustrated, or signed (without request) by the author, or a book that was a gift from the author.[1][2][3] An inscribed copy, by contrast, is one signed by the author at the book owner's request. Presentation copies are generally more valuable and rarer than inscribed copies.

Examples of presentation copies[edit]


  1. ^ Carter, John (1995). ABC for Book Collectors. Oak Knoll Press. 
  2. ^ "Glossary of Book Terms". AbeBooks. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "presentation, n.". OED Online. Oxford University Press. June 2013. Retrieved 6 August 2013.