Definitions for "Association Copy"
The book or a previous owner is closely associated with the author
A work that carries some indication of having been associated with its author or owned by family or friends of the author.
Any book whose individual value is increased due to a previous owner's fame or close association with the author. At one time the term was used to describe copies of a book owned by the book's author only but over time has widened to include other parties. For Example, a copy of a Robert Grave's book of poetry that he gave to screen legend Eva Gardner would enjoy increased association copy value.