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Please note: SHIPPING COSTS are going up again in January 2024. Order now.
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DELIVERY TIME: All orders are shipped USPS Priority Mail, at least a couple of times a week.
HOW DIFFERENT IS IT? It is a new edition, not a completely different book. It has approximately 21 more pages than the 2-volume edition, and other pages have new entries and different photos. It is much different than the 2008 single-volume edition.
PRICE — $170 plus shipping. I am sensitive to the fact that not everyone can spend this much on a book, but I am taking the risk anyway. My up-front expense is tens of thousands of dollars – more than 6 times higher than the cost of the original edition! The book is priced at the low end for a limited, signed book of this size and quality. I may have seconds (very slightly damaged copies) at 40% off the regular price. Email for availability.
HOW MANY COPIES? There are only 504 copies. A second printing is extremely unlikely.
TEXAS SALES TAX — I am required to collect sales tax of 8.25% on orders shipped to a Texas address.
SHIPPING COST — USPS Priority Mail ($18 in the US) is the least expensive reasonable option. (Media Mail is too slow and increases the risk of damage.) I am sorry it is so expensive to ship overseas – I cannot do anything about that.
OUT OF U.S. CUSTOMS FEES, DUTY & TAXES — For books shipped outside the USA, I do not collect or pay your country’s customs fees, duty or tax. If there is any such charge, it is the buyer’s responsibility to pay it. The export documents will be marked “printed matter” or “book” with a declared value of $170.
INSURANCE — Automatically insured for up to $100 in the US and $170 overseas. Insurance is not going to pay for pushed corners.
DAMAGE IN TRANSIT — I put the book in a box, place plastic corners on the box to protect the book’s corners, wrap the box in bubblewrap and place all that inside another box. I doubt any damage will occur, but nothing can be guaranteed. I am taking reasonable precautions while keeping shipping cost as low as possible.
THANK YOU! I have devoted the better part of 30 years to all things SRV. I appreciate your support!
When you click below to order the book:
- Make sure your shipping address is correct.
- Select the correct shipping amount for your country. It defaults to USA shipping so you will have to select the correct shipping amount outside the US. If you don’t see your country/region listed, email me.
For TWO BOOKS at a discounted price of $150 each, a $40 savings, (USA only, one address) please CLICK HERE
For more than two copies, or multiple copies overseas, please email me so that I can try to save you money on combined shipping.
SECONDS – A few imperfect copies are available at $50 OFF the regular price. Typically, this is a mark or scratch on the back cover, or a corner(s) may be pushed. The price is $120 (a 30% discount) plus shipping. Signed by the author. Please send me an email and I will look for another damaged copy and then send you a payment link for the discounted price.
STILL NOT SURE? Comments from some who have received their book may be viewed by clicking here.
DAMAGE CLAIMS: If you receive a package that appears to have significant damage beyond a little crushing of the box:
1. Take a photo of the damaged box before you open it.
2. Take a photo of the interior box (if there is one) before you open it.
3. Take a photo of the damaged book and the bubble wrap and other packing material.
4. Send the photos to me.
5. KEEP all the packing material; you may be asked to show it to your post office in order to complete the insurance claim process.
If there is damage inside the book (torn page, ink spot, other flaw before it was shipped), send me a photo of the damage.