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Frequently Asked Questions
Where do you get your books?
Do you read all these books?
How do you tell that your books are first editions?
How do you know a signature is authentic?
Do you offer a certificate of authenticity?
Why do I see different prices for the same title?
Why do some books have clear plastic over the dustjackets?
What's the most expensive book you have?
What's the oldest book you have?
What celebrities do you sell books to?
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What's the difference between rare and antiquarian books?
How old does a book have to be to be a rare book?
How is first edition different from first printing?
How does a person tell if books are first editions?
How does a person know if a signature is authentic?
Old books didn't come with dustjackets, did they?
Why do I see a wide range of prices for the same book?
How much does a dustjacket add to the value of a book?
How much does a facsimile jacket add?
How much does the author's signature add to a book's value?
Which is better, signed or inscribed books?
Is it okay for old books to look "nice for their age"?
If I have the same book as you, will mine be worth as much?
Are books good investments?
Do rare books ever go down in value?