Buying Rare Books: Condition & Value : How to Spot Inside Flaws in Rare Books

Buying Rare Books:  Condition & Value : How to Spot Inside Flaws in Rare Books


Hi, I’m Molly Mackey for Expert Village
and now we’re going to talk a little bit about inside flaws and how to describe them
properly. A lot of times we come across a book like this, heavy, heavy underlining,
they go crazy and customers it’s been my experience really dislike this, so it’s
very important that you mention it, that if a book has underlining if it’s heavy, this
is a heavy example, if it’s just maybe one or two things kind of sparsely throughout
the book, not that big a deal, you should probably mention that it’s just one or two
pages, but when you come across something like this you definitely want to say heavy
underlining. Another common thing that we’ll see inside books are stamps, and a lot of
times these come from libraries or private libraries, things like that, definitely again,
needs to be mentioned and you would just say owners stamp inside. Now if it’s a library
book and there’s stamps all around, maybe a pocket with a withdraw stamp something like
that, you definitely need to mention “this book is an ex-library withdrawn book” because
it makes a huge difference in value to a customer.

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