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What’s the Value of a Philip Roth Signature, Autograph or Inscription?

We collected a sample of 22 auction results for books containing Philip Roth's signature from 1 different auction houses. The lowest overall price realized in our sample was $72 and the highest overall price realized was $780. The average price was $210 and the median price was $108. There were 14 auctions (63%) with a price realized below the low estimate, 2 auctions (9%) exceeding the high estimates, and 6 auctions (27%) 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
PBA07/26/2018Roth, PhilipGoodbye, Columbus - signedBostonHoughton Mifflin Company...jacket. First Edition. Signed by Roth on a decorative bookplate on...1959$400-$600$780 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/26/2018Roth, PhilipPortnoy's Complaint - with signed bookplateNew YorkRandom House...a decorative bookplate signed by Roth. One of the author's better...1969$200-$300$180 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA05/03/2018Roth, PhilipNovotny's PainLos AngelesSylvester and Orphanos...a Binder's Copy. Signed by Philip Roth in the colophon. First...1980$10-$100$132 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA05/18/2017Roth, PhilipThe Anatomy LessonNew YorkFarrar, Straus and Giroux... Signed Limited First Edition, No. 269 of 300...1983$10-$100$72 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/26/2017Roth, PhilipPortnoy's ComplaintNew YorkRandom House...in original slipcase. Signed by Roth at limitation statement. One of...1969$300-$500$300 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA06/30/2016Roth, PhilipHis Mistress's VoiceLewisburg, PAThe Press of Appletree Alley...Partisan Review, 1986. Signed by Roth at the colophon, as issued....1995$600-$900$360 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/14/2016Roth, PhilipThe CounterlifeNew YorkFarrar, Straus, Giroux...First Trade Edition. Signed by Roth on the title page....1986$150-$250$120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA08/30/2012Roth, PhilipPortnoy's ComplaintNew YorkRandom House...and bound copies. Signed by Roth at limitation statement. One of...1969$500-$800$300 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA05/24/2012Roth, PhilipNovotny's PainLos AngelesSylvester and Orphanos...a Presentation Copy Signed by Philip Roth in the colophon. First...1980$200-$300$132 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/06/2011Roth, PhilipPortnoy's ComplaintNew YorkRandom House...and bound copies. Signed by Roth at limitation statement. One of...1969$250-$350$330 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA06/16/2011Roth, PhilipPortnoy's ComplaintNew YorkRandom House...and bound copies. Signed by Roth at limitation statement. One of...1969$300-$500$192 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/07/2010Roth, PhilipNovotny's PainLos AngelesSylvester and Orphanos...the "Binder's" copy. Signed by Philip Roth at the colophon. First...1980$150-$250$108 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/09/2008Roth, PhilipPortnoy's ComplaintNew YorkRandom House...and bound copies. Signed by Roth at limitation statement. One of...1969$500-$800$300 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/14/2005Roth, PhilipNovotny's PainLos AngelesSylvester and Orphanos...the Castle Press. Signed by Philip Roth in the colophon. First...1980$200-$300$168 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA09/30/2004Roth, PhilipReading Myself and OthersNew YorkFarrar, Straus and Giroux...jacket. First Edition. Signed and dated by the author on the...1975$100-$150$144 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA09/30/2004Roth, PhilipThe Facts: A Novelist's Autobiography - 2 copiesNew YorkFarrar, Straus and Giroux...and hand-numbered copies, signed by Roth on the limitation page. First...1988$100-$150$90 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA09/30/2004Roth, PhilipZuckerman Unbound - 4 copiesFranklin Center, PA / New YorkFranklin Library / Farrar, Straus, Giroux...Franklin Library, 1981. * Signed Limited First Edition, No. 127 of 350...1981$100-$150$78 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA09/30/2004Roth, PhilipThe Anatomy Lesson - 3 copiesFranklin Center, PA / New YorkFranklin Library / Farrar, Straus, Giroux... Comprises: Signed Limited First Edition, signed by Roth on...1983$100-$150$78 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA09/30/2004Roth, PhilipOperation Shylock: A Confession - 2 copiesFranklin Center, PA / New YorkFranklin Library / Simon and Schuster... Comprises: Signed Limited First Edition, bound in full morocco,...1993$100-$150$78 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA09/30/2004Roth, PhilipThe BreastNew YorkHolt, Rinehart and Winston...jacket. First Edition. Signed and dated by the author on the...1972$100-$150$144 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA09/30/2004Roth, PhilipPortnoy's Complaint - 2 copiesNew YorkRandom House... Comprises: Signed Limited First Edition, No. 316 of 600...1969$400-$700$360 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA02/28/2002Roth, PhilipThe Facts: A Novelist's AutobiographyNew YorkFarrar, Straus and Giroux...copies. First Edition. Signed by Roth on limitation page....1988$150-$250$180 PBA Copies for Sale