Please let me know if you have any questions about the listings. We are not experts in any of this but we will try our best to list items at a competitive price. Please consider the pictures and this description as a part of the listing. The description begins with the item for sale followed by the item's condition.
The condition portion has been relegated to a yes and no Q&A matrix located as the last picture. Please also reference the frequently asked questions part of the listing. While I may not describe everything perfectly in the description, I do think the pictures and the basic matrix will make an excellent supplement. I will try my best to be very thorough.ALL BOOKS WITH DUST JACKETS WILL COME WITH A COMPLIMENTARY BRODART SLEEVE. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton Signed First Edition Hardcover with Dust jacket. The Lost World by Michael Crichton Signed First edition Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Please review the Advance Q & A Matrix located as the last picture in the listing. The matrix is intended to describe both books. Advanced - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS. What do you mean there is "writing" in the book?
For the most part, this means that there is a written name and/or inscription on one of the beginning pages. Also, we skim through the books to see if there is underlining or note taking on the pages. If there is minimal note taking or underlining we will include that also in the definition of "writing".
What the definition does not include is that every page is written on with notes and highlighter as to the point of making reading the text incredibly cumbersome. We do recognize that the word "minimal" might mean something differently to people.
Therefore, we highly suggest that you message us for more information if you are not satisfied with what you see in the listing. How many book plates are there?This is two questions in one but they are highly relevant. For the most part book plates are used to refer to an ownership of the book. Usually, there is only one but sometimes there might be two. Therefore, when we say there is a bookplate we mean that there is exactly one affixed to one of the beginning pages of the book. Any more book plates will be mentioned in the condition portion of the listing. Please ask us for pictures about the size of the book plate. What do you mean binding is "intact"? The binding of the book is what holds it together. Therefore, if the binding is "intact" that means the covers of the book are not completely detached. We know that everybody has different preferences. Therefore, you can always message us for more information. Is this book a first edition? We really don't know. We mostly refer to reputable book shops for first edition identification if need be.
However, if the book is believed to be a first edition we will take pictures of any portion of the book that suggests a first edition. We do recognize that we are not experts therefore, any book listed as a first edition and someone is of the opinion that it is not, please message us. We will reevaluate and consider the feedback. Most of the books we list might be first edition but of low value. We probably won't make note of that, but if you are interested you can still message us and ask.
High value first edition items, if there are any, will be dealt with carefully and meticulously. When a book reaches a certain age or if it is misused you will begin to see the portion of the binding that connects the book with the covers. Webbing isn't necessarily a professional term but it does help convey the idea, I think.Please message me if you are not satisfied with the explanation. What does "peeling off" mean? Peeling off can be used interchangeably with fraying. Both words are meant to convey the idea of an aged book's cover that is beginning to show the cardboard.
It can be seen either from the corners of the book or around the edges. Please contact if you need more help. There will be an extra cost. It depends on the value of the item. If the item is not that valuable then I will usually list it without any service overseas.
The reason for this is the cost. It just does not make sense financially. Otherwise, high value items will have a service to most of the world.
I do run a small business here in Los Angeles and I know how important it is to people that this is an option. I made it very simple. The process is that simple.