Antiques, collectibles and other goodies (my husband calls it all junk and clutter) have been my passion for over 60 years. I have been there and done that (even have the T-shirts to prove it) when it comes to selling at swap meets, yard sales, consignment shops, mail order, antique malls and even my own collectible shop!
Reading has been a great pleasure in my life! To be completely wrapped up in a story, either fact or fiction, told by some of the master story tellers of our day is a joy that should never be missed. I can only hope that you find the joy in this pursuit that I have found over the years and I wish you many days of happy reading!
GRADING THE BOOKS I SELL: Have you ever seen the term "GOOD FOR ITS AGE" when looking at a books description? Remember it doesn't matter how old or how new the book is -- any defect should be described thoroughly.
Every book I list is described as completely as possible. Although every spine crease or scratch may not mention every effort is make to note all significant defects, including bookplates, writing/markings, and strong odors. The VERY GOOD and GOOD categories may be modified with a plus (+) or minus (-) sign to signify that the book(s) being described falls a little bit above or below the usual book with that grading. Always read my descriptions for full details/description of any imperfections!
BOOK GRADING GUIDELINES:
• Brand New:
A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages.
• Like New:
A book in excellent condition. Cover is shiny and undamaged, and the dust jacket is included for hard covers. No missing/damaged pages, no creases/tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. May be very minimal identifying marks on the inside cover. Very minimal wear/tear.
• Very Good:
A book that has been read but is in excellent condition. No obvious damage to the cover, with the dust jacket included for hard covers. No missing/damaged pages, no creases/tears, no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. May have very minimal identifying marks on the inside cover. Very minimal wear/tear.
A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes/tears. The dust jacket for hard covers may not be included. Binding has minimal wear. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing/tearing, minimal pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.
A book with obvious wear. May have some damage to the cover/binding but integrity still intact. Possible writing in margins/underlining/highlighting of text, but no missing pages or anything that would compromise the legibility or understanding of the text.