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What’s the Value of a William Burroughs Signature, Autograph or Inscription?

We collected a sample of 94 auction results for books containing William Burroughs's signature from 1 different auction houses. The lowest overall price realized in our sample was $60 and the highest overall price realized was $4200. The average price was $361 and the median price was $108. There were 62 auctions (65%) with a price realized below the low estimate, 11 auctions (11%) exceeding the high estimates, and 21 auctions (22%) within the range of the low and high estimates. Auction results are highly dependent upon condition, rarity, edition, provenance, year of publication, publisher, and many other factors. Your book’s value will vary.

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Auction House Auction Date Author Title City Publisher Description Year Estimate Sale Price Auction Page Other Copies
PBA10/10/2013Burroughs, WilliamWhite SubwayLondonAloes Books...rare first edition, signed by William Burroughs on the title page....1973$300-$500$270 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/10/2013Burroughs, WilliamCities of the Red NightNew YorkHolt, Rinehart and Winston...First Trade Edition. Inscribed "To Jack" and signed by William Burroughs...1981$200-$300$120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Burroughs, WilliamThe Naked LunchParisOlympia Press...Edition, First Issue. Signed by William S. Burroughs directly on the...1959$1200-$2000$4200 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/29/2004Burroughs, WilliamThe Naked LunchParisOlympia Press...Edition, First Issue. Signed by William S. Burroughs on a laid-in...1959$800-$1200$960 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/29/2004Burroughs, WilliamThe Soft MachineParisThe Olympia Press...Edition, First Issue. Signed by William S. Burroughs on a laid-in...1961$400-$700$240 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/30/2014Burroughs, William and Allen GinsbergAuf de Suche Nach Yage [The Yage Letters]WiesbadenLimes Verlag...First German Edition. Signed by both authors on the title page....1964$200-$300$144 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/10/2013Burroughs, William and Allen GinsbergLe Lettere dello Yage [The Yage Letters]MilanSugar Editore...cloth, dust jacket. Signed by both authors on the title page....1967$300-$500$300 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/09/2003Burroughs, William Lee, William, pseud.JunkieNew YorkAce Books, Inc....wrappers. First Edition. Inscribed and signed by Burroughs on the title-page...1953$1000-$1500$900 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/26/2018Burroughs, William S.Naked LunchNew YorkGrove Press, Inc....prior to publication. Signed by the author on the title page....1962$1500-$2500$1200 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/26/2018Burroughs, William S.Cities of the Red NightNew YorkHolt, Rinehart and Winston...First Trade Edition. Signed by the author on the title page....1981$200-$300$144 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/26/2018Burroughs, William S.The Place of Dead RoadsNew YorkHolt, Rinehart and Winston...Edition, First Printing. Signed by author on title page....1983$200-$300$120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/26/2018Burroughs, William S.The Naked LunchParisThe Olympia Press...Edition, First Issue. Signed by William S. Burroughs directly on the...1959$2000-$3000$1320 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/11/2018Burroughs, William S.Where Naked Troubadours Shoot Snotty BaboonsNorthridge, CALord John Press...100 numbered copies. Signed by Burroughs and the illustrator. From the...1978$300-$500$180 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/23/2017Burroughs, William S.The Place of Dead RoadsNew YorkHolt, Rinehart & Winston...copies. First Edition. Signed by the author on the limitation page,...1983$200-$300$228 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/26/2017Burroughs, William S.The Book of Breething: Le Livre des Respirations Het Boek der AdemhalingenIngatestone, Essex, EnglandOU, Henri Chopin...printed for a signed, Deluxe Presentation. First Edition. Signed by Burroughs...1974$700-$1000$450 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/14/2016Burroughs, William S.Doctor Benway: A [variant] Passage from The Naked LunchSanta BarbaraBradford Morrow...Reagh. First Edition. Signed by Burroughs and Patrick Reagh in the...1979$300-$500$270 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/14/2016Burroughs, William S.Early RoutinesSanta BarbaraCadmus Editions...numbered. First Edition. Signed by Burroughs at the colophon, as issued....1981$200-$300$156 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/14/2016Burroughs, William S.The Ticket That ExplodedNew YorkGrove Press...text, etc.) Edition. Inscribed by Burroughs on the title-page. A new...1967$200-$300$120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/14/2016Burroughs, William S.Cities of the Red NightNew YorkHolt, Rinehart and Winston...First Trade Edition. Inscribed "For Douglas" and signed by William Burroughs...1981$150-$250$108 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/21/2016Burroughs, William S.Doctor BenwaySanta BarbaraBradford Morrow...Advance Review Copy. Signed by Burroughs on front blank....1979$150-$250$120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/21/2016Burroughs, William S.Early RoutinesSanta BarbaraCadmus Editions...Mackintosh. First Edition. Signed by Burroughs at the colophon, as issued....1981$200-$300$144 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/21/2016Burroughs, William S.The Cat InsideNew YorkGrenfell Press...J. Green paper. Signed by Burroughs and Gysin in the colophon,...1986$1500-$2000$900 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/21/2016Burroughs, William S.Naked LunchNew YorkGrove Press...Edition, First Printing. Inscribed on title page: "For Douglas, William S....1959$1500-$2500$900 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/21/2016Burroughs, William S.The Place of Dead RoadsNew YorkHolt, Rinehart & Winston...Edition, First Printing. Signed by author on title page....1983$200-$300$120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/30/2015Burroughs, William S.Doctor Benway: A [variant] passage from The Naked LunchSanta BarbaraBradford Morrow...Reagh. First Edition. Signed by Burroughs in the colophon....1979$100-$150$132 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/16/2015Burroughs, William S.Where Naked Troubadours Shoot Snotty Baboons - the Publisher's copyNorthridge, CALord John Press...designated "Publisher's Copy". Signed by Burroughs and the illustrator. From the...1978$200-$300$420 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/31/2014Burroughs, William S.The Ticket That ExplodedNew YorkGrove Press...text, etc.) Edition. Signed by Burroughs on the title-page. A new...1967$250-$350$270 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/10/2013Burroughs, William S.Port of Saints - one of 200 signed copies in slipcaseBerkeleyBlue Wind Press...of 200 copies, signed and numbered on the title page. Signed...1980$200-$300$216 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/14/2013Burroughs, William S.Exterminator!New YorkThe Viking Press...jacket. First Edition. Signed by Burroughs on the title-page. Not related...1973$150-$250$192 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/13/2012Burroughs, William S.The Book of Breething: Le Livre des Respirations Het Boek der AdemhalingenIngatestone, Essex, EnglandOU, Henri Chopin...Presentation. First Edition. Signed by Burroughs on the special limited colophon...1974$500-$800$360 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/15/2012Burroughs, William S.Ghost of ChanceNew York / LondonHigh Risk Books...the Whitney Museum. Signed by Burroughs on the title page....1991$250-$350$156 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA06/16/2011Burroughs, William S.Naked LunchNew YorkGrove Press...Edition, Second Printing. Signed by Burroughs on half title. First issue...1959$300-$500$204 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/16/2009Burroughs, William S.Cobble Stone GardensCherry Valley, NYCherry Valley Editions...First Trade Edition. Signed by Burroughs beneath his printed name on...1976$250-$350$156 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/15/2009Burroughs, William S.The Place of Dead RoadsNew YorkHolt, Rinehart & Winston...Edition, First Printing. Signed by author on title page....1983$200-$300$120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/09/2008Burroughs, William S.Cities of the Red NightNew YorkHolt, Rinehart & Winston...copies. First Edition. Signed by the author on the limitation page....1981$200-$300$180 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA06/12/2008Burroughs, William S.Cobble Stone GardensCherry Valley, NYCherry Valley Editions...First Trade Edition. Inscribed and signed on the title page: "For...1976$200-$300$300 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/03/2008Burroughs, William S.Early RoutinesSanta BarbaraCadmus Editions...Mackintosh. First Edition. Signed by Burroughs and the artist David Hockney...1981$1000-$1500$1020 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA09/27/2007Burroughs, William S.Cities of the Red Night: A Boy's BookNew YorkHolt, Rinehart & Winston...Uncorrected Galley Proof. Inscribed presentation copy, signed in the year of...1981$200-$300$180 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/26/2007Burroughs, William S.Doctor Benway: A [variant] passage from The Naked LunchSanta BarbaraBradford Morrow...Reagh. First Edition. Signed by Burroughs in the colophon. Publisher's scarce...1979$200-$300$144 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/26/2007Burroughs, William S.Early Routines - 2 different copiesSanta BarbaraCadmus Editions...of 349 copies, signed by Burroughs on the title, photo inside...1981-82$150-$250$156 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/26/2007Burroughs, William S.JunkieLondonDavid Bruce & Watson...First British Edition. Signed by Burroughs on the title page. Maynard...1973$300-$500$330 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/26/2007Burroughs, William S.The Book of Breething: Le Livre des Respirations Het Boek der AdemhalingenIngatestone, Essex, EnglandOU, Henri Chopin...True First Edition. Signed by Burroughs on the special limited colophon...1974$500-$800$330 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/26/2007Burroughs, William S.The Dead StarSan FranciscoThe Nova Broadcast Press...broadside. First Edition. Signed by William Burroughs on the title page....1969$120-$180$156 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/14/2006Burroughs, William S.Lot of 2 first editions, signedNew YorkGrove Press...First Editions. Both signed by Burroughs in black ink....1970; 71$600-$900$570 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA06/22/2006Burroughs, William S.Nova ExpressNew YorkGrove Press...jacket. First Edition. Signed by Burroughs on the half-title. Classic novel,...1964$200-$300$144 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Burroughs, William S.White SubwayLondonAloes seolA i.e. Aloes Books...copies. First Edition. Signed by the author on the title page....1973$150-$250$330 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Burroughs, William S.Minutes to GoSan FranciscoBeach Books / Distributed by City Lights...Edition, first printing. Signed by Burroughs on the title page. Maynard...1968$200-$300$144 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Burroughs, William S.Port of SaintsBerkeleyBlue Wind Press...copies. First Edition. Signed by Burroughs on the title page, above...1980$120-$180$108 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Burroughs, William S.Doctor Benway: A [variant] passage from The Naked LunchSanta BarbaraBradford Morrow...Reagh. First Edition. Signed by Burroughs on the half-title. Publisher's scarce...1979$300-$500$204 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Burroughs, William S.Photos and Remembering Jack KerouacLouisville, KYHeaven Chapbook Series #46 / White Fields Press...copies. First Edition. Signed by Burroughs on the title page, above...1994$120-$180$270 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Burroughs, William S.Cities of the Red NightNew YorkHolt, Rinehart & Winston...copies. First Edition. Signed by the author on the limitation page....1981$150-$250$108 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Burroughs, William S.The Place of Dead RoadsNew YorkHolt, Rinehart & Winston...copies. First Edition. Signed by the author on the limitation page....1983$150-$250$144 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Burroughs, William S.The Adding Machine: Collected EssaysLondonJohn Calder...First British Edition. Signed by Burroughs on the title page, dated...1985$200-$300$144 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Burroughs, William S.The Book of Breething: Le Livre des Respirations Het Boek der AdemhalingenIngatestone, Essex, EnglandOU, Henri Chopin...Gelder. First Edition. Signed by Burroughs on the title page. French...1974$400-$700$360 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Burroughs, William S.The Dead StarSan FranciscoThe Nova Broadcast Press...broadside. First Edition. Signed by William Burroughs on the title page....1969$100-$150$144 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Burroughs, William S.The Soft MachineParisThe Olympia Press...Edition, First Issue. Inscribed and signed by the author on the...1961$400-$600$300 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Burroughs, William S.JunkieParisThe Olympia Press / New English Library Ltd....English Library" Edition. Signed by the author on the title page....1966$500-$800$450 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Burroughs, William S.Minutes to GoParisTwo Cities Edition...paper. First Edition. Signed by Burroughs and Gregory Corso on the...1960$300-$500$720 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/26/2006Burroughs, William S.The Last Words of Dutch SchultzLondonCape Goliard Press...of 100 copies, signed by the author on the title-page....1970$150-$250$330 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA09/29/2005Burroughs, William S.Naked LunchNew YorkGrove Press...First American Edition. Signed by Burroughs on the title page. First...1959$600-$900$570 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/14/2005Burroughs, William S.Early RoutinesSanta BarbaraCadmus Editions...Mackintosh. First Edition. Signed by Burroughs in the colophon. Early writings...1981$200-$300$192 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/24/2005Burroughs, William S.Cities of the Red Night - 2 copiesNew YorkHolt, Rinehart and Winston... Comprises: Signed Limited 1st Ed., No. 347 of 500...1981$150-$250$156 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/24/2005Burroughs, William S.The Book of Breething: Le Livre des Respirations Het Boek der AdemhalingenIngatestone, Essex, EnglandOU, Henri Chopin...True First Edition. Signed by Burroughs on the special limited colophon...1974$1500-$2500$900 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/08/2003Burroughs, William S.Early RoutinesSanta BarbaraCadmus Editions...Mackintosh. First Edition. Signed by Burroughs in the colophon. Early writings...1981$200-$300$192 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/08/2003Burroughs, William S.The Dead StarSan FranciscoThe Nova Broadcast Press...broadside. First Edition. Signed by William Burroughs in ink on the...1969$100-$150$78 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/06/2001Burroughs, William S.Roosevelt After InaugurationNew YorkFuck You Press...First Separate Edition. Signed by Burroughs on the front wrapper. A...1964$300-$500$360 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/06/2001Burroughs, William S.Port of SaintsBerkeleyBlue Wind Press...Edition, trade issue. Inscribed and signed by Burroughs on the title-page,...1980$100-$150$78 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/06/2001Burroughs, William S.The Book of BreeethingBerkeleyBlue Wind Press...jacket. Second Edition. Signed and numbered by Burroughs on preliminary leaf....1980$100-$150$60 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/06/2001Burroughs, William S.Cobble Stone GardensNo placeCherry Valley Editions...wrappers. First Edition. Signed by Burroughs on the title-page. There was...1976$100-$150$84 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/06/2001Burroughs, William S.Naked LunchNew YorkGrove Press...First American Edition. Inscribed and signed on the title-page, "For Robert...1959$400-$600$840 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/06/2001Burroughs, William S.Nova ExpressNew YorkGrove Press...jacket. First Edition. Signed by Burroughs on the half-title. Classic novel,...1964$300-$500$204 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/06/2001Burroughs, William S.The Soft MachineNew YorkGrove Press...text, etc.) Edition. Signed by Burroughs on the title-page. Review copy,...1966$200-$300$300 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/06/2001Burroughs, William S.The Ticket That ExplodedNew YorkGrove Press...text, etc.) Edition. Signed by Burroughs on the title-page. A new...1967$200-$300$120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/06/2001Burroughs, William S.The Wild Boys: A Book of the DeadNew YorkGrove Press...jacket. First Edition. Inscribed and signed by Burroughs in ink on...1971$500-$800$300 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/06/2001Burroughs, William S.Cities of the Red NightNew YorkHolt, Rinehart & Winston...jacket. First Edition. Inscribed "To Bob" and signed by Burroughs on...1981$100-$150$60 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/06/2001Burroughs, William S.The Place of Dead RoadsNew YorkHolt, Rinehart & Winston...jacket. First Edition. Signed by Burroughs on the title-page....1983$100-$150$60 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/06/2001Burroughs, William S.Dead Fingers TalkLondonJohn Calder...jacket. First Edition. Signed by Burroughs on the title-page, dated March...1963$400-$600$330 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/06/2001Burroughs, William S.Ah Pook is Here and Other Texts: The Book of Breeething, Electronic RevolutionLondonJohn Calder...First Edition Thus. Signed by Burroughs on the title-page, dated July...1979$150-$250$96 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/06/2001Burroughs, William S.The Seven Deadly SinsNew York & St. LouisLococo-Mulder...copies. First Edition. Signed by Burroughs on the title-page, dated 1992....1991$300-$500$450 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/06/2001Burroughs, William S.Where Naked Troubadors Shoot Snotty BaboonsNorthridge, CALord John Press...of 100 copies. Signed by Burroughs in ink....1978$200-$300$120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/06/2001Burroughs, William S.The Naked LunchParisOlympia Press...First State Wrappers. Signed by Burroughs on the title-page, dated July...1959$1000-$1500$1560 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/06/2001Burroughs, William S.The Streets of ChanceNew YorkRed Ozier Press...First Separate Edition. Signed by Burroughs and Buchwald in the colophon....1981$500-$800$600 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/06/2001Burroughs, William S.Minutes to GoParisTwo Cities Edition...paper. First Edition. Signed by Burroughs and Brion Gysin on the...1960$300-$500$300 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/06/2001Burroughs, William S.Pantopon RoseCharleston, WVUniversity of Charleston...of 60 copies. Signed and numbered by Burroughs beneath the poem....1995$100-$150$156 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/06/2001Burroughs, William S.Mayfair Acadamy Series More or LessBrighton, Sussex, EnglandUrgency Press Rip-Off...copies. First Edition. Signed by Burroughs on p.1, dated March 6,...1973$200-$300$192 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/06/2001Burroughs, William S.Exterminator!New YorkViking...jacket. First Edition. Signed by Burroughs on the title-page. Review copy...1973$150-$250$156 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/06/2001Burroughs, William S.QueerNew YorkViking...jacket. First Edition. Signed by Burroughs on the title-page, dated July...1985$200-$300$132 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/06/2001Burroughs, William S.Photos and Remembering Jack KerouacLouisville, KYWhite Fields Press...but numbered 14/49. Signed by Burroughs on the title-page, and numbered...1994$200-$300$120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/26/2007Burroughs, William S. & Allen GinsbergThe Yage LettersSan FranciscoCity Lights...cover. First Edition. Signed by Burroughs and Ginsberg on the title...1963$200-$300$390 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/06/2001Burroughs, William S. & Allen GinsbergThe Yage LettersSan FranciscoCity Lights...curandero. First Edition. Signed by Burroughs on half-title; inscribed and signed...1963$250-$350$156 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/06/2001Burroughs, William S. & Brion GysinThe Third MindNew YorkViking...Edition, Review Copy. Signed by W.S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin on...1978$250-$350$156 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/08/2003Burroughs, William S. and Brion GysinThe Third MindNew YorkViking / A Seaver Book...jacket. First Edition. Signed in ink on the half-title page by...1978$150-$250$156 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/06/2001Burroughs, William S. Lee, WilliamJunkieNew YorkAce Books...wrappers. First Edition. Signed by Burroughs on the title-page, dated July...1953$600-$900$1200 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Burroughs, William S., Brion Gysin and Throbbing GristleRe/Search #4/5: A Special Book IssueSan FranciscoRe/Search Publications...a first edition. Inscribed and signed by William S. Burroughs, dated...1982$100-$150$60 PBA Copies for Sale