WASHINGTON – A book written and apparently autographed by the man who has revealed himself as Deep Throat, the long-anonymous source from the Watergate (search) scandal, was being offered Wednesday for sale on eBay.
The seller of the book by W. Mark Felt (search) said she purchased it at FBI headquarters in 1981, according to the Web site posting.
A photograph of the book shows the inscription "With warmest regards W. MARK FELT." It is dated "10-1-81."
Bidding opened Tuesday at $9.99. By Wednesday morning, a day after Felt's identity as Deep Throat was confirmed, the high bid was $202.50.
In the 1979 book, "The FBI Pyramid: From The Inside (search)," Felt denied he was the source who provided The Washington Post reporting team of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein with crucial information that helped drive President Nixon from office.
"I never leaked information to Woodward and Bernstein or to anyone else!" wrote Felt, who was the No. 2 official at the FBI during the scandal.
The seller of the book did not immediately respond Wednesday to an e-mail from The Associated Press.
It wasn't the only Felt-related items being offered on e-Bay. One of the others was a piece of toast that had an image supposedly of Felt above the words "I'm Deep Throat."