Terms of Sale

All books are first editions, first printings, unless otherwise stated. I list all serious faults: price-clipped jackets, remainder marks, soiling, wear and the like. All items are subject to prior sale. NC residents please add 7.5% tax.

All books guaranteed as to authenticity and description. Please feel free to return the item for any reason within 14 days of receipt, advance notice appreciated. I prefer an accurate description by a knowledgeable dealer over a photograph in many instances, but, too, a scan/photo can often be useful, and I am happy to supply them (and in many cases already have them).

All books with dust jackets ship with a Brodart/Gaylord or equivalent protective cover. I wrap and pack each book carefully for shipment.

Although plastics are often a necessary evil in shipping books safely, I use new recycled paper/corrugated paper as much as possible for packing and protection, and recycle clean materials, especially bubble wrap. I use as little plastic as seems safe, and buy green as much as possible.

My best and newest items are saved for book fairs, my catalogs and this site. It is my general policy that regular customers have a shot at my best stock before they appear on ABE, Amazon and the like.