OUR LISTS & ORDERING INFORMATION
Contents: We buy and (with your cooperation) sell new and used books and other printed materials related to magic and allied arts/interests. Most of the items on our lists are pre- owned (i.e. used) and you should assume such, unless it has a “new” notation before the price. All new items are direct from the publisher or secondary distributor.
Item Descriptions: We use a modified version of standard bibliographic entry, most of which we hope is understandable. The typical format of an entry is as follows:
Item No. Author(s). TITLE-USUALLY FULL. Place of publication, Publisher, Date. (If n.d.-no date-an estimate may appear). Any information related to edition. Physical information-No. of pages, illustrations?, bibliography?, index?, etc. Approx. size. Type of binding and w/ or w/o dustjacket present. Condition notes. Comments………………………………………………………Price
Common abbreviations we use are:
|Relating to size:
32mo – 4-5 inches tall
16mo – 5-6 inches tall
12mo – approx. 6-7 inches, or the
size of a modern paperback
8vo–approx. 8 inches, or the size of a modern hardback novel
4to–approx. 10 inches
Folio–12 or more inches tall
Ex library–former library copy with attendant markings. Also
typically stamped “withdrawn”,
“discard,” or something similar, as per custom
|Relating to condition:
As new–no evidence of being read
Fine–as above, except for some
evidence of reading
Very good or VG–some evidence of wear, but only minor exterior soiling, min. dog-earing, small DJ tears, etc.
Good or G–avg. condition of most used
books-some soiling, minor page abuse,
but sound, tight and complete
Fair–covers badly soiled and/or loose.
Defects will be described
Please query first to confirm availability and reserve one or more items. Due to the volume of responses we usually receive (and because our site is maintained manually), it is sometimes outdated and it takes us as long as 12-48 hours (or longer depending on our travel schedule) to get back to you, but we do reply to all queries and reserve items in the order in which they are received. We will reply by email and confirm availability, the total cost with shipping (please let us know the zip code or country code where you are located), and your payment options. All items are listed as available subject to prior sale.
Ordering: Payment including shipping and handling can be made with personal check or you can pay via PayPal if you prefer. You can use most credit cards from the PayPal site. Missouri customers must add 8.475% sales tax.
Order by author and short title to avoid confusion. We do accept telephone/email “reserves” on items. Purchase price must arrive within 7 days or we will release the item to the next buyer. When calling your reserves, just leave it on our machine if we are unavailable. If you are checking on availability of an item or have other questions, we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Shipping: The minimum shipping charge is $4.00 on any U.S. order. Add $1.00 extra for each additional book up to a maximum of $15.00. For unusually large orders, overseas shipping, or large magazine orders, we will advise of rate. All items are shipped via U.S. mail or U.P.S. as most practical. Allow 10 days to two weeks for receipt.
Return privileges: Any item which does not match our description of condition may be returned within 14 days and we will refund full purchase price (less shipping charges). We want you to be pleased with our service and we value your future business.