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What’s the Value of a Allen Ginsberg Signature, Autograph or Inscription?

We collected a sample of 86 auction results for books containing Allen Ginsberg's signature from 1 different auction houses. The lowest overall price realized in our sample was $60 and the highest overall price realized was $7800. The average price was $425 and the median price was $600. There were 56 auctions (65%) with a price realized below the low estimate, 8 auctions (9%) exceeding the high estimates, and 22 auctions (25%) 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
PBA10/18/2018Ginsberg, AllenCosmopolitan Greetings: Poems 1986-1992New YorkHarperCollins...jacket. First Edition. Signed by Allen Ginsberg on the title page....1994$10-$100$60 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/18/2018Ginsberg, AllenEmpty Mirror: Early Poems by Allen Ginsberg - signedNew YorkTotem Press / Corinth Books...wrappers. First Edition. Signed by Ginsberg on the title page....1961$10-$100$72 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/27/2017Ginsberg, AllenEmpty Mirror: Early Poems by Allen Ginsberg - inscribedNew YorkTotem Press / Corinth Books...wrappers. First Edition. Signed by Ginsberg on the title page, and...1961$200-$300$180 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/23/2017Ginsberg, AllenPlanet News 1961-1967 - signed by Ginsberg and FerlinghettiSan FranciscoCity Lights Books...classic Ginsberg work. Signed on the limitation by Allen Ginsberg. Additionally...1968$300-$500$228 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/23/2017Ginsberg, AllenJournals Mid-Fifties: 1954-1958New YorkHarperCollins...of 176 copies. Signed by the author on the limitation page....1995$300-$500$180 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA11/03/2016Ginsberg, AllenKaddish for Naomi Ginsberg, 1894-1956, with two other related poems, White Shroud and Black ShroudSan FranciscoArion Press...Saunders mould-made paper. Signed by Ginsberg with his "AH" mantra all...1992$600-$900$510 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA06/30/2016Ginsberg, AllenHowl for Carl SolomonSan FranciscoGrabhorn-Hoyem...on hand-made paper. Signed by Ginsberg on the title page. Comprises...1971$1000-$1500$900 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA06/30/2016Ginsberg, AllenKaddish for Naomi Ginsberg, 1894-1956, with two other related poems, White Shroud and Black ShroudSan FranciscoArion Press...Saunders mould-made paper. Signed by Ginsberg his "AH" mantra all in...1992$600-$900$720 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA06/30/2016Ginsberg, AllenHonorable Courtship: From the Author's Journals, January 1-15, 1955San FranciscoExpresso Editions : Coffee House Press...Ross. First Edition. Signed by the author and artist in the...1993$300-$500$270 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/21/2016Ginsberg, AllenImprovised PoeticsSan FranciscoAnonym Press...First Hardcover Edition. Signed by Ginsberg on the limitation page, as...1972$250-$350$156 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/21/2016Ginsberg, AllenOld Love StoryNew YorkLospecchio Press...copies. First Edition. Signed by the author and artist at the...1986$150-$250$120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA08/20/2015Ginsberg, AllenCosmopolitan Greetings: Poems 1986-1992New YorkHarperCollins...jacket. First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the poet on the...1994$100-$150$108 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/16/2015Ginsberg, AllenAirplane Dreams: Compositions from JournalsSan FranciscoHouse of Anansi / City Lights Books...Original pictorial wrappers. Signed by Ginsberg on front flyleaf, with his...1969$120-$150$72 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA11/20/2014Ginsberg, AllenKaddish for Naomi Ginsberg, 1894-1956, with two other related poems, White Shroud and Black ShroudSan FranciscoArion Press...Saunders mould-made paper. Signed by Ginsberg his "AH" mantra all in...1992$500-$800$720 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA09/11/2014Ginsberg, AllenHowl and Other PoemsSan FranciscoThe City Lights Pocket Bookshop...Edition, Third Printing. Signed by Ginsberg on title-page, dated 6/3/88. His...1956$300-$500$390 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/10/2014Ginsberg, AllenLa Caduta dell' America a cura di Fernanda Pivano [The Fall of America] - Allen Ginsberg's own copy of the Italian language editionMilanArnoldo Mondadori...Italian edition. He signed on the title page. Also laid in...1981$200-$300$120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/30/2014Ginsberg, AllenT.V. Baby PoemsLondonCape Goliard Press...of 400 copies. Signed by Allen Ginsberg on the title page,...1967$150-$250$96 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/30/2014Ginsberg, AllenHowl and Other Poems - inscribed by Allen GinsbergSan FranciscoCity Lights Pocket Bookshop...wrappers. Sixth Printing. Inscribed and signed from Allen Ginsberg on the...1958$500-$800$300 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/30/2014Ginsberg, AllenIron HorseToronto, CanadaCoach House Press...copies, January, 1973. Signed by Allen Ginsberg on the title page....1972 but 1973$200-$300$168 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/10/2013Ginsberg, AllenIron HorseGottingen, GermanyExpanded Media Editions...100 numbered copies, signed on the title page by Allen Ginsberg....1973$150-$250$132 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/10/2013Ginsberg, Allen???? / Uchu no iki [Allen Verbatim: Lectures on Poetry, Politics, Consciousness] - Ginsberg's own copy of the Japanese edition, signed by him and Gordon BallTokyoShobun-sha...Japanese language edition. Signed by Allen Ginsberg in ink on copyright...1977$800-$1200$840 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/10/2013Ginsberg, AllenSnapshot Poetics: A Photographic Memoir of the Beat EraSan FranciscoChronicle Books...wrappers. First Edition. Signed on the half title by Lawrence Ferlinghetti....1993$200-$300$132 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/10/2013Ginsberg, AllenKaddish and Other Poems 1958-1960San FranciscoCity Lights Books...Edition, First printing. Signed by Allen Ginsberg on the title and...1961$500-$800$480 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/10/2013Ginsberg, AllenPlanet News 1961-1967San FranciscoCity Lights Books...of 500 copies. Signed on the limitation by Allen Ginsberg. Additionally...1968$300-$500$180 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/10/2013Ginsberg, AllenHowl and Other PoemsSan FranciscoCity Lights Pocket Bookshop...wrappers. Fourth Printing. Signed by Ginsberg on the title page. Additionally...1956$400-$700$240 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/10/2013Ginsberg, AllenHowl and Other PoemsSan FranciscoCity Lights Pocket Bookshop...of 1500 copies]. Signed by Ginsberg on the title page. Ginsberg's...1956$300-$500$960 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/10/2013Ginsberg, AllenKaddish: i altres poemes 1958-1960 - Ginsberg's own copy of the bilingual edition in English & Catalan, inscribed to the translator Josep CostaBarcelonaEdicions del Mall...more rare being signed to the translator from Allen Ginsberg. Consignor...1987$500-$800$300 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/10/2013Ginsberg, AllenFirst Blues: Rags, Ballads & Harmonium Songs 1971-74New YorkFull Court Press...jacket. First Edition. Signed by Allen Ginsberg on the title page....1975$200-$300$120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/15/2012Ginsberg, AllenBixby Canyon Ocean Path Word BreezeNew YorkGotham Book Mart...of 100 copies. Inscribed and signed by Allen Ginsberg at the...1972$200-$300$120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/01/2011Ginsberg, AllenHowl for Carl SolomonSan FranciscoGrabhorn-Hoyem...on hand-made paper. Signed by Ginsberg on the title page. Comprises...1971$800-$1200$540 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/01/2011Ginsberg, AllenHowl: Original Draft Facsimile, Transcript & Variant Versions, Fully Annotated by Author, with Contemporaneous Correspondence, Account of First Public Reading, Legal Skirmishes, Precursor Texts & BibliographyNew YorkHarper & Row...First Facsimile Edition. Signed by Ginsberg on the limitation page....1986$300-$500$360 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA08/05/2010Ginsberg, AllenIlluminated PoemsNew YorkFour Walls Eight Windows...of 300 copies. Signed by both Ginsberg and Drooker on the...1996$200-$300$144 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/07/2010Ginsberg, AllenOld Pond SongCambridge, MAFirefly Press...50, numbered and signed by Allen Ginsberg at colophon. Designed and...1979$600-$900$780 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/16/2009Ginsberg, AllenKaddish and Other Poems 1958-1960San FranciscoCity Lights Books...Edition, First printing. Signed by Ginsberg on the title and dated...1961$250-$350$156 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA06/12/2008Ginsberg, AllenIron HorseSan FranciscoCity Lights...City Lights Edition. Inscribed and signed by Ginsberg to author/bookseller Martin...1974$250-$350$156 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA06/12/2008Ginsberg, AllenHowl and Other PoemsSan FranciscoCity Lights Pocket Bookshop...wrappers. Third Printing. Signed by Ginsberg on the title-page, dated 8/29/91...1957$300-$500$300 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/03/2008Ginsberg, AllenHowl and Other PoemsSan FranciscoCity Lights Pocket Bookshop...wrappers. 30th Printing. Inscribed and signed by Ginsberg on the title-page,...1980$200-$300$144 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA09/27/2007Ginsberg, AllenKaddish for Naomi Ginsberg, 1894-1956, with two other related poems, White Shroud and Black ShroudSan FranciscoArion Press...Saunders mould-made paper. Signed by Ginsberg with a sunflower drawing and...1992$800-$1200$1140 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/12/2007Ginsberg, AllenThe Moments ReturnSan FranciscoGrabhorn-Hoyem...of 200 copies. Signed by Andrew Hoyem and Allen Ginsberg at...1970$150-$250$240 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/12/2007Ginsberg, AllenPhotographsAltadena, CATwelvetrees Press...of 5000 copies. Signed by Ginsberg, with sketches of a flower,...1990$500-$800$480 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA05/24/2007Ginsberg, AllenHonorable Courtship: From the Author's Journals, January 1-15, 1955San FranciscoExpresso Editions : Coffee House Press...Ross. First Edition. Signed by the author and artist in the...1993$400-$600$360 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/26/2007Ginsberg, AllenLot of 2 signed Pocket Poets Series titlesSan FranciscoCity Lights...Dowden, pp. 10-12), inscribed presentation copy, Beat personality / author John...1966; 68$100-$150$60 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/26/2007Ginsberg, AllenPlanet News, 1961-1967San FranciscoCity Lights Books...copies. First Edition. Signed by Ginsberg on the limitation page. Number...1968$150-$250$120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/26/2007Ginsberg, AllenMind Breaths, Poems 1972-77 – 2 different issues, both signedSan FranciscoCity Lights Books...white wrappers. Both signed by Ginsberg. Special third printing issue signed...1977; 85$300-$500$600 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/26/2007Ginsberg, AllenPlutonian Ode - 2 copiesSan FranciscoCity Lights Books...in gilt, jacket, inscribed and signed to Stephen Ronan in 1985...1982$100-$150$60 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/26/2007Ginsberg, AllenHowl and Other PoemsSan FranciscoCity Lights Pocket Bookshop...printing. Association copy, signed by noted San Francisco / Beat Generation...1956$400-$700$270 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/26/2007Ginsberg, AllenHowl and Other PoemsSan FranciscoCity Lights Pocket Bookshop...black. Second printing. Signed by Ginsberg on the title page. Ginsberg's...1956$800-$1200$960 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/26/2007Ginsberg, AllenThe Gates of Wrath: Rhymed Poems: 1948-1952BolinasGrey Fox Press...lettered presentation copies. Signed by Ginsberg at the colophon....1972$300-$500$240 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/26/2007Ginsberg, AllenHowl: Original Draft Facsimile, Transcript & Variant Versions, Fully Annotated by Author, with Contemporaneous Correspondence, Account of First Public Reading, Legal Skirmishes, Precursor Texts & BibliographyNew YorkHarper & Row...First Facsimile Edition, Signed by Ginsberg on the limitation page....1986$250-$350$168 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/26/2007Ginsberg, AllenEmpty Mirror: Early PoemsNew YorkTotem Press...with Corinth Books...Sorrentino. First Edition. Signed by Ginsberg with his "AH" mantra on...1961$200-$300$120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/26/2007Ginsberg, AllenPhotographsAltadena, CATwelvetrees Press...of 5000 copies. Signed by Ginsberg, in large letters, dated 8/28/91,...1990$250-$350$216 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/14/2006Ginsberg, AllenPlanet News, 1961-1967San FranciscoCity Lights Books...copies. First Edition. Signed by Ginsberg on the limitation page. Number...1968$150-$250$120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA06/22/2006Ginsberg, AllenHowl: Original Draft Facsimile, Transcript & Variant Versions, Fully Annotated by Author, with Contemporaneous Correspondence, Account of First Public Reading, Legal Skirmishes, Precursor Texts & BibliographyNew YorkHarper & Row...Edition, first printing. Signed by Allen Ginsberg on the title page...1986$300-$500$240 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Ginsberg, AllenMostly Sitting HaikuPaterson, NJFrom Here Press...black. First Edition. Inscribed presentation copy, signed by Ginsberg to fellow...1978$200-$300$450 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Ginsberg, AllenHowl for Carl SolomonSan FranciscoGrabhorn-Hoyem...on hand-made paper. Signed by Ginsberg on the title page. Comprises...1971$1200-$1800$1440 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Ginsberg, AllenScrap LeavesMillbrook, NYPoet's Press...copies. First Edition. Signed by Ginsberg in the colophon....1968$150-$250$96 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Ginsberg, AllenDocuments on Police Bureaucracy's Conspiracy Against Human Rights on Opiate Addicts & Constitutional Rights of Medical Profession Causing Mass Breakdown of Urban Law & Order, Compiled by Allen GinsbergNew YorkPrivately published...York in 1970. Signed by Allen Ginsberg in pale blue ink...1970$300-$500$360 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Ginsberg, AllenPlutonian Ode Plutonische OdeHeerlen, HollandUitgeverij...First Hardcover Edition. Signed by Ginsberg and the translator in the...1980$200-$300$192 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Ginsberg, AllenWales - a visitationLondonCape Goliard Press...family. First Edition. Inscribed and signed by Ginsberg to Tom Carey...1968$250-$350$156 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Ginsberg, AllenKaddish and Other Poems 1958-1960San FranciscoCity Lights Books...Edition, First printing. Inscribed and signed by Ginsberg on the title:...1961$300-$500$1920 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Ginsberg, AllenReality Sandwiches, 1953-60San FranciscoCity Lights Books...bound. "New Edition." Signed and dated 1980 by Ginsberg on the...1966$150-$250$132 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Ginsberg, AllenPlanet News, 1961-1967San FranciscoCity Lights Books...copies. First Edition. Signed by Ginsberg on the limitation page. Number...1968$200-$300$120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Ginsberg, AllenMind Breaths, Poems 1972-1977San FranciscoCity Lights Books...300 hardbound copies. Signed by Ginsberg on the title page. Pocket...1977$200-$300$180 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Ginsberg, AllenHowl and Other PoemsSan FranciscoCity Lights Pocket Bookshop...printing, first issue. Inscribed presentation copy, signed in blue ink on...1956$3000-$5000$7800 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Ginsberg, AllenWichita Vortex SutraSan FranciscoCoyote Press...of 500 copies. Signed by Ginsberg at the start of the...1966$150-$250$120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Ginsberg, AllenIndian Journals, March 1962-May 1963San FranciscoDave Haselwood Books / City Lights Books...Edition, hardcover issue. Signed and dated by Ginsberg on the title...1970$150-$250$240 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Ginsberg, AllenComposed on the Tongue – Publisher’s / Editor’s original archive, comprising: Publisher’s Setting Copy (of material used and not used in the book), Corrected Galleys (of material used and not used in the book), Correspondence between Ginsberg and the publisher Donald Allen, plus other related paper material and the first edition of the published bookBolinas, CADonald Allen...Fox Press, [1980]), signed by Ginsberg. Galleys and setting copy have...1977-1980$800-$1200$2400 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Ginsberg, AllenFirst Blues: Rags, Ballads & Harmonium Songs, 1971-74 - 2 copiesNew YorkFull Court Press...jacket. First Edition. Signed by Ginsberg on the title page. Also,...1975$100-$150$96 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Ginsberg, AllenBixby Canyon Ocean Path Word Breeze - 2 copies, both signedNew YorkGotham Book Mart...hand-numbered hardcover copies, signed by Ginsberg in the colophon. Orange cloth,...1972$200-$300$156 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Ginsberg, AllenCapitol AirDallas, TXNorthouse & Northouse...in this format. Signed by Ginsberg, with a one-word insertion in...1987$100-$150$144 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Ginsberg, AllenNotes After an Evening with William Carlos WilliamsNew YorkPortents 17...copies. First Edition. Inscribed and signed by Ginsberg on the title...1970$200-$300$120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Ginsberg, AllenCareless LoveMadison, WIThe Red Ozier Press...copies. First Edition. Signed by Ginsberg on blank leaf following title....1978$150-$250$132 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Ginsberg, AllenWhat's Dead? - broadside poemNo placeThe Toothpaste Press for Bookslinger...of 125 copies. Signed by Ginsberg. Printed on the occasion of...1980$100-$150$96 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Ginsberg, AllenEmpty Mirror: Early PoemsNew YorkTotem Press...with Corinth Books...Sorrentino. First Edition. Signed by Ginsberg with his "AH" mantra on...1961$200-$300$228 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Ginsberg, AllenThe ChangeLondonWriters' Forum...Edition, First Issue. Signed by Ginsberg on the title page. Rare...1963$400-$700$660 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA06/02/2005Ginsberg, AllenAnkor WatLondonFulcrum Press...copies. First Edition. Signed by Ginsberg on the copyright / limitation...1968$400-$600$330 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA06/02/2005Ginsberg, AllenHowl: Original Draft Facsimile, Transcript & Variant Versions, Fully Annotated by Author, with Contemporaneous Correspondence, Account of First Public Reading, Legal Skirmishes, Precursor Texts & BibliographyNew YorkHarper & Row...Edition, first printing. Signed by Allen Ginsberg on the title page...1986$300-$500$270 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/24/2005Ginsberg, AllenScrap LeavesNew YorkPoet's Press...copies. First Edition. Signed by Ginsberg in the colophon....1968$200-$300$330 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/24/2005Ginsberg, AllenAirplane Dreams: Compositions from JournalsTorontoAnansi...Edition, First printing. Signed by Ginsberg on the front free endpaper....1968$200-$300$180 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/24/2005Ginsberg, AllenThe Fall of America: Poems of These States, 1965-1971San FranciscoCity Lights...Edition, First issue. Signed by Ginsberg on the title page, along...1972$150-$250$144 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA09/26/2001Ginsberg, AllenPlanet News, 1961-1967San FranciscoCity Lights Books...copies. First Edition. Signed by Ginsberg on the limitation page....1968$200-$300$144 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA09/26/2001Ginsberg, AllenHowl, and other PoemsSan FranciscoCity Lights Books...pp. 6¼x4¾, wrappers. Inscribed and signed by Ginsberg on the title-page....1980$200-$300$270 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA06/25/2015Ginsberg, Allen & Neal CassadyAs Ever: The Collected Correspondence of Allen Ginsberg & Neal CassadyBerkeley, CACreative Arts Book Company...wrappers. First Edition. Signed by Ginsberg on the half title. Simultaneously...1977$100-$150$120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/10/2013Ginsberg, Allen and Peter OrlovskyStraight Hearts' Delight: Love Poems and Selected Letters 1947-1980San FranciscoGay Sunshine Press...of 50 copies, signed by both authors on title page, and...1980$200-$300$216 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Ginsberg, Allen and Peter OrlovskyStraight Hearts' Delight: Love Poems and Selected Letters - 2 copiesSan FranciscoGay Sunshine Press...26 hand-lettered copies, signed by the authors in the colophon, specially...1980$300-$500$270 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Ginsberg, Allen and Richard EberhartTo Eberhart from Ginsberg: A Letter About Howl 1956. An Explanation by Allen Ginsberg of His Publication Howl and Richard Eberhart's New York Article ''West Coast Rhythms'' Together with Comments by Both Poets...Lincoln, MAThe Penmaen Press...McCurdy. First Edition. Signed by Ginsberg and Eberhart in the colophon....1976$100-$150$204 PBA Copies for Sale