finding that signature brought me an almost childlike sense of wonder, it really was something special for me and I'm going to cherish the time I have it.
I guess everyone here can relate to this.
a special feeling when you first have such a marvelous thing in hand. Makes your heart run wild.
Having said that, I have an info for you that may be either seen as a great opportunity or as a let-down:
it is possible to find a copy of this very book in good condition for less then 400.- USD these days.
So my suggestion would be: Go for one of those (even though this is obviously not as cheap as 75) and you'll have a true treasure in your home, legally bought at a fair prize, you'll never want to miss.
The relatively low prize, btw, comes from the high print-run with all of them being signed. Thus, for many fans, this beautiful item is the beginning of their collection. It was for me.
If you don't intend to become a "professional" collector, you may find a not-so very good item even as low as 200, since for the hard-boiled collectors even a tiny rip or tear presses down the "value" (as they say: "condition is king"), while some sort of fan on a budget, like I, can easily live with a not-perfect copy and enjoy.