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Black Octopus Books - Specializing in the Odd, Vintage, Rare and Unique Books!
What does vintage ephemera mean?
To collectors “ephemera” are vintage printed or written items which originally served some specific purpose and were not expected to be retained or preserved, but which are now cherished.
What is provenance?
A record of ownership of a work of art or an antique, used as a guide to authenticity or quality.
We consider these books to be unique, with its own history. Previous owners paper ephemera and provenance go hand in hand, many times by helping us authenticate first editions. If we see a letter in the book from 1973. and the first edition was published in 1973, we know its likely authentic. Not ever book contains ephemera, consider yourself lucky if you find one that does!
About Black Octopus
We are a small team of devoted book and art collectors who enjoy digging through piles of old books every day. We work within our parent company TheBookBundler.com.
We clean, repair and preserve all books prior to shipping. Every book is an authentic treasure that we hand-pick based on rarity and unique individual attributes.
Stamps - Rare and unique books are stamped with our seal of authenticity. Our stamps change every year. Typically we stamp the book we believe to be the 'centerpiece' of the order. For delicate and extremely valuable books we stamp an ephemera insert not attached to the book.
Currently we are offering FREE SHIPPING on all of our individual books.
Orders ship from our Richmond VA warehouse.
We repair and clean all books prior to shipping your order.
All repairs/techniques follow our '10 Commandments of Book Repair' and enhance/preserve the overall quality and shelf-life of the books. The mylar on the dustjacket can be removed, but it's recommended left on to protect your rare and valuable treasure!
We thank you for your patronage, it allows us to do what we love every single day.
-Black Octopus Books
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