Brenbooks SALUTES our PRESIDENTS and FIRST LADIES

by President Barack Obama
**The True 1995 First edition, First Printing**
1995 Times Books TRUE STATED FIRST EDITION with typical Random House # line to “2.” With a **SIGNED** card by PRESIDENT OBAMA ( and a 100% guaranteed COA). pasted onto the half-title page. Though ex-library this copy was clearly little circulated and has very minor markings: some stamps at the top page edges and 2 small stamps on the inside rear board. There is some color bleed at the base of the spine end on the rear board as well. Otherwise in VG/VG+ condition. The unclipped ($23) DJ has been continuously wrapped so there is basically no wear . **Bonus** Receive an invitation to his First Inauguration on a 10×12 paper with raised gold seal.

Dreams From My Father Barack Obama 1st Edition Signed Dust Jacket DJBarack Obama Signature Dreams From My Father 1st Edition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MY LIFE

by President Bill Clinton
2004 Knopf Stated First Edition **SIGNED** directly on the title page an din FIne/Fine near MINT condition. Laid in is a copy of a 1979 photo of a young Mr. & Mrs. Clinton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROFILES IN COURAGE


by President John F. Kenendy
1956 Harper & Row TRUE STATED FIRST Edition with M-E and First Edition statement on the copyright page. A VG/VG copy. The HB is clean and tight with one small crease on the top front edge and just a bit of browning to the end pages. The gilt is bright. The unclipped DJ has some dirt and some darkening along the spine. 
INCLUDED is a campaign flyer **SIGNED & DATED by JFK** It is a Campaign trifold mailer for the 1960 campaign in red, white and blue which on the front states, “A pledge to the working man…Leadership for the 60s Kennedy for President. It comes with a 100% COA –A most unique set!

Profiles in Courage DJ Profiles in Courage JFK 1st Ed Brochure Signature

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE VANTAGE POINT 

by President Lyndon B. Johnson
1971 Holt Rinehart Winston Stated FIRST edition with no additional printings listed and **SIGNED** on a WH Presidential bookplate affixed to the half-title page. A full signature! It is in VG/VG condition. The HB is very clean and tight with just a bit of dirt on the red boards. The DJ is not price clipped and has some very minor yellowing, and minimal wear. An excellent copy!

KEEPING FAITH

by President Jimmy Carter
1982 Bantam Books First/First with a lovely **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** card from the Carter Center laid in. “With best wishes, Jimmy Carter”-a full signature. In VG+/VG condition. 
(we carry about 10 other SIGNED Titles)

LIVING HISTORY

by First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and the Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election by 3 Million Popular Votes

2003 Simon & Schuster FIRST EDITION/FIRST Printing ***SIGNED** in full on the title page and in AN/AN unread condition. A beautiful copy. **Bonus** Also receive the 1996 S & S First Edition of “It Takes a Village” in MINT condition but unsigned!

NANCY

by Former First lady Nancy Reagan
1980 Wm Morrow True First Ed/FIRST printing **SIGNED** on the ffep by the late Mrs. Reagan. In NF/VG+ condition. The HB is very clean and tight with a lengthy inscription and date surrounding the signature on the ffep. The unclipped DJ has one small now repaired tear along the top of the front cover otherwise the most minimal of wear. A RARE SIGNATURE!

Celebrate All The Year Round the Great African-American Authors of the 20th & 21st Centuries for sale here at Bren-Books.com #BlackHistoryMonth –

Black History Month is there to remind us always of a significant part of our national history, to never forget our nation’s past, but to create a better America for all. Have you read these extraordinary works by the most notable African-American authors, not just during Black History Month, but all year ’round? Of all the novels of the 21st century, our featured selection, “The Known World” stands out among the finest.  Scroll the following list of books in celebration of Black History Month available here at Bren-books.com.

1. The Known World by Edward P. Jones (b. 1950) won not only the 2004 National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, but the 2005 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. In 2009, The Millions website polled 48 critics, writers, and editors, who voted The Known World as the second best novel since 2000. You can find a signed copy at Bren-Books.com.

 

The Known World by Edward P. Jones DJ

 

In the 20th century, African-American fiction and nonfiction spoke eloquently to the human condition, taking into account but also transcending tradition and culture, thanks to these authors….

2. Richard Wright (1908-1960) wrote some of the first books to depict growing up Black in America. His most famous novel Native Son is available at Bren-Books.com.

Native Son Richard Wright DJ Front

 

3. Ralph Ellison (1914-1994) won the 1953 National Book Award for Invisible Man, an instant classic, ranked among the top ten books of the American 20th century.

 

Invisible Man Ralph Ellison later state DJ $5.95 copy

4. Walter Mosley (b. 1952) has had a prolific career writing predominately mysteries. Devil in a Blue Dress (1990) was made into the terrific film starring Denzel Washington and Don Cheadle. Mosley has established himself as one of the most compelling contemporary mystery writers.

 

Devil in a Blue Dress Walter Mosley 1st Ed DJ

5. Toni Morrison (b.1931) and Alice Walker (b. 1944) are two of the most notable African American women still actively writing today. 1993 Nobel Prize Winner Toni Morrison’s Beloved earned the American Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in 1988, while Walker’s The Color Purple won both the 1983 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

 

Beloved Toni Morrison 1st Ed DJ Front       The Color Purple Alice Walker 1st Ed DJ Front

 

6. President Barack Obama (b. 1961) wrote Dreams From My Father in 1994, before his political career began to flourish. Bren-Books.com has a genuine first edition with a signature card laid in. Own a piece of history!

 

Dreams From My Father Barack Obama 1st Edition Signed Dust Jacket DJ

 

Feel free to browse our “shelves” to discover more of what has enhanced and transformed American literature and non-fiction.

Graduation Day is Just Around The Corner…Give the Gift of Books!

Surprise Your Graduate with a Book that Has Been Turned into One of the Most Popular Films of 2015 & 2016…

All At Bren-Books.com!

 

THE DANISH GIRL – SIGNED First Edition/First Printing

 

 

 

HOW TO BE SINGLE – SIGNED First Edition/First Printing or Unsigned

 

 

 

 

ROOM-SIGNED First Edition/First printing or Unsigned

 

 

THE 5th WAVE — SIGNED 1st Edition/3rd Printing or Unsigned 1st Edition/1st Printing

 

 

 

DIVERGENT, INSURGENT, ALLEGIANT — ALL 1st Edition/1st Printings

 

 

A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING — SIGNED 1st Edition, 1st Printing

 

 

PAPER TOWNS — 1st Edition, 1st Printing

 

 

 

 

Remembering P.D. James, the “Queen of Crime”

Phyllis Dorothy James White “was one of those rare authors whose work stood up to the inevitable and usually invidious comparisons with classic authors of the detective genre, like Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers and Margery Allingham.”

(NY Times Obituary

Bren-Books.com has a wide selection of Ms. James works, including signatures on many of her works.

Unnatural Causes PD James DJ Signed Card on Title Page

Unnatural Causes
1967 Scribner’s TRUE FIRST AMERICAN Edition in FINE/FINE condition. A gorgeous unmarked copy with a **SIGNED** Card laid in. Her 3rd mystery!

The Children of Men PD James Signature

The Children of Men

1992 Knopf First American Edition **SIGNED** on the title page. A near MINT copy in Fine/Fine condition.

Highly collectible First Edition and First Printing “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald

In it’s 5th incarnation (including the lost 1926 silent version) will Baz Lurhman’s version of The Greay Gatsby finally succeed where the other 4 have failed?  Always in the top 5 of every list of the great English novels of the 20th century,  F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s classic story has yet to get a film treatment worthy of it’s gorgeous words and uniquely American tale.  Being a Lurhman movie we know it will be opulently staged and filmed.  But at it’s core the love story between Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan.  Critics that panned the 1974 version with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow in those roles almost unanimously criticized the lack of chemistry between the two.  So how will Leonardo Di Caprio and Casey Mulligan fare?

Before the Baz Lurhman film opens May 2013 do yourself a favor and read or reread this astonishing novel.

Now, for a sneak peek of the upcoming film, enjoy this video of the newest TV spot released by Warner Bros.

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James Bond is Back and he’s at Bren-Books.com — everyone wants a piece of Bond… (video)

Here at Bren-Books.com one of our specialties is Books into Films.  So, in light of the big splash James Bond made in U.S. theaters this weekend with “Skyfall“, it only seems fitting to share a video book trailer of our first edition Ian Fleming, James Bond collectible novels, currently available here at Bren-Books.com.  Just think how happy a first edition James Bond collectible novel would make that special someone in your life this holiday season.  Books make great gifts, and collectible books make even better gifts!  Bren-Books.com ships worldwide.  Enjoy the book trailer.

Ian Fleming James Bond books currently available for purchase are “Diamonds Are Forever“, “Goldfinger“, “Live and Let Die“, “Moonraker“, “Octopussy“, “The Man With the Golden Gun” and “You Only Live Twice“.  These are very special and collectible Ian Fleming books and would make any James Bond fan very happy this holiday season.  Bren-Books.com ships worldwide.

I hope you enjoyed our James Bond Book Trailer and please share it with your friends and family who have grown up enjoying James Bond like we have. This also happens to be the 50th Anniversary of the first James Bond film, “Dr. No.”  So, for you diehard James Bond fans you might enjoy the “Bond 50” Blu-ray boxed set which contains all 22 James Bond films.  “Bond 50“commemorates this milestone of an anniversary.

Enjoy browsing our shelves and happy reading.

Bren-Books.com Rare Book Trailer – Collectible and Rare Book Sellers (video)

Here at Bren-Books.com we take pride in finding those unique, collectible books that are so special they can be nearly impossible to find and that’s where Bren-Books.com comes in. We find them, so you don’t have to.  We are your resource for those hard-to-find, signed, first edition books.  Watch our rare book trailer below to see a sample of our rare books currently for sale.

Now that the holiday shopping season is upon us, remember books make great holiday gifts and here at Bren-Books.com we always have that special treasure you can’t find anywhere else.  Happy reading and enjoy our book trailer.

Dreams From My Father: A Story Of Race And Inheritance by Barack Obama – Exceedingly Rare, Signed First Edition

Dreams from my Father by Barak Obama available from Bren-Books.com

 This printing is now very elusive. Only a few signed copies are known, and are estimated to be worth up to $20,000.  As the first African-American President and on the cusp of his reelection the demand for this copy will only increase along with it’s value.

Description:  Published in 1995 by Times Books TRUE STATED FIRST EDITION with typical Random House # line to “2.” With a **SIGNED** card by PRESIDENT OBAMA (and a 100% guaranteed COA) pasted onto the half-title page. Though ex-library this copy was clearly little circulated and has very minor markings: some stamps at the top page edges and 2 small stamps on the inside rear board. There is some color bleed at the base of the spine end on the rear board as well. Otherwise in VG–/VG+ condition. The unclipped ($23) DJ has been continuously wrapped so there is basically no wear.   Bookseller Inventory # 6597

Synopsis:

Written just as President Obama began his political career, the son of a white American mother and a black African father, writes an elegant and compelling biography that powerfully articulates America’s racial battleground and tells of his search for his place in black America.

Quote:   Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison has called Barack Obama “a writer in my high esteem” and the book, “quite extraordinary.”

If you want to add a very special and incredibly rare signed book to your collection click here to take advantage of this opportunity before it’s too late.

 Enjoy browsing our shelves and happy reading.

Written just as President Obama began his political career….

Sue Cohen
Bren-Books.com

 

Tales of Fresh-Water Fishing by Zane Grey Exceedingly Rare First Edition

Tales of Fresh-Water Fishing by Zane Grey available from Bren-Books.com1928 Harper & Borthers TRUE STATED FIRST Edition of this classic book **SIGNED, DATED & INSCRIBED** ini his trademark purple ink: “Altadena Calif Apr 20, 1929 To A J Crandall Globe Trotter and Champion Line maker Zane Grey.” AJ crandall was the grandson of Lester Crandall who founded Ashaway Line & Twine. He took over the company in 1903 and was clearly a great friend of Grey’s! A fabulous copy in NF/Good condition. The HB has very minor bumps at the corners with a bit, now repaired, separation along the rear spine. The DJ is not price clipped and has repaired tears and some wear with a small piece rubbed off at the top spine end not affecting the title etc. EXCEEDINGLY RARE!. Bookseller Inventory # 7006

The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett -
First Thus Edition

The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett available from Bren-Books.comBook Description: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1934. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. First Edition. 1934 Knopf TRUE STATED FIRST EDITION *** With a **SIGNED** envelope laid in–Dated September 23. 1943 and with Hammett’s signature and address when he was a corporal and stationed in Seattle Washington!** A TRUE ONE OF A KIND EXCEEDINGLY RARE signature. This book is in VG- condition housed in a NEW lovely red case with gold lettering. A very solid Continue reading