The Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) defines an association copy as a book once belonging to the author, or signed or annotated by the author to someone closely associated with the author of the book or the book itself in some way. Also, a book inscribed by its author to a famous person, or owned by someone of interest.
Whiting Books has for sale here a collection of children's books formerly in four-time Edgar Award winning author Joan Lowery Nixon's private collection of signed books from fellow authors. All of the books have been inscribed to the late Ms. Nixon, with a few including her husband's name in the inscription.
Below are several examples of books from this collection: