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What’s the Value of a John Fowles Signature, Autograph or Inscription?

We collected a sample of 22 auction results for books containing John Fowles's signature from 1 different auction houses. The lowest overall price realized in our sample was $36 and the highest overall price realized was $1200. The average price was $261 and the median price was $1200. There were 12 auctions (54%) with a price realized below the low estimate, 2 auctions (9%) exceeding the high estimates, and 8 auctions (36%) 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
PBA01/11/2018Fowles, JohnConditionalNorthridge, CALord John Press..."the printer's copy." Inscribed "John Fowles, whose eye approves it. Lyme....1979$300-$500$660 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/27/2017Fowles, JohnThe Ebony TowerLondonJonathan Cape...the published book. Signed by Fowles on the rear jacket panel...1974$400-$600$240 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA05/18/2017Fowles, JohnIslandsLondonJonathan Cape...jacket. First Edition. Signed by Fowles on the title page....1978$10-$100$36 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/14/2016Fowles, JohnDaniel MartinLondonJonathan Cape...jacket. First Edition. Signed by Fowles on the title page....1977$100-$150$60 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/14/2016Fowles, JohnThe CollectorLondonJonathan Cape...dust jacket. Reissue. Signed by Fowles on the title page....1979$100-$150$144 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/14/2016Fowles, JohnA MaggotLondonJonathan Cape...copies. First Edition. Signed by Fowles on the limitation page, as...1985$100-$150$84 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA06/30/2016Fowles, JohnThe Tree [&] The Nature of NatureCovelo, CAYolla Bolly Press...of 185 copies. Signed at the colophon by the author and...1995$500-$800$360 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/21/2016Fowles, JohnMantissaBostonLittle, Brown and Company...copies. First Edition. Signed by Fowles on the limitation page, as...1982$100-$150$60 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/15/2015Fowles, JohnConditionalNorthridge, CALord John Press...56x37.5 cm (22x15"). Signed by John Fowles....1979$150-$250$180 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/06/2011Fowles, JohnThe Tree [&] The Nature of NatureCovelo, CAYolla Bolly Press...of 185 copies. Signed at the colophon by the author and...1995$500-$800$390 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/15/2009Fowles, JohnThe Ebony TowerBostonLittle, Brown...jacket. First Edition. Signed by Fowles on inserted leaf, as issued;...1974$200-$300$120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/29/2007Fowles, JohnThe Tree [&] The Nature of NatureCovelo, CAYolla Bolly Press...of 8 woodcuts, signed by the artist, in a matching portfolio,...1995$2000-$3000$1200 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/15/2007Fowles, JohnLot of 4 volumesBostonLittle, Brown...Lieutenant’s Woman. With inscribed & signed label (dated 1977) by the author,...1962-69$150-$250$132 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA09/28/2006Fowles, JohnThe CollectorFranklin Center, PAThe Franklin Library...gilt. Limited Edition. Signed by Fowles (1926-2005) on the special blank...1982$100-$150$108 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA11/18/2004Fowles, JohnOn Being English But Not British'' offprint from The Texas Quarterly, Vol. VII, No. 3, Autumn 1964AustinUniversity of Texas Press...of copies printed, signed by Fowles on the front inside cover...1964$200-$300$228 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA11/18/2004Fowles, JohnPoemsNew YorkThe Ecco Press...jacket. First Edition. Signed and dated by Fowles in 1981 on...1973$80-$120$54 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA11/18/2004Fowles, JohnThe Falklands and a Death Foretold,'' offprint from The Georgia Review, Vol. XXXVI, No. 4, Winter 1982AthensThe Georgia Review...First Separate Issue. Signed by Fowles on the front cover /...1982$100-$150$102 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA11/18/2004Fowles, JohnOf Memoirs & Magpies - complete, with all 4 binding statesAustinW. Thomas Taylor...and acetate covers, signed by Fowles in the colophon "I, fuge...John...1983$600-$900$720 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA05/27/2004Fowles, JohnThe Ebony TowerBostonLittle, Brown...copies. First Edition. Signed by Fowles on inserted leaf, as issued;...1974$200-$300$156 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/29/2004Fowles, JohnThe French Lieutenant's Woman [&] The CollectorFranklin Center, PAFranklin Library...Limited Editions. Each signed by Fowles on inserted leaf at front,...1979 & 1982$120-$180$90 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/25/2002Fowles, JohnConditionalNo placePrinted by William Everson & Richard Bigus for the Lord John Press...Lord John Press. Inscribed & signed by Fowles "John Fowles in admiration...1979$200-$300$270 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA11/18/2004Fowles, John and Barry BrukoffThe Enigma of StonehengeLondonJonathan Cape...photographed, numbered and signed, laid in. First Edition. Signed by Fowles...1980$200-$300$360 PBA Copies for Sale