He tried to “engineer her departure” from her parents so they could meet.
For Scaife, Stephen Grattage said he was a hard worker who was not interested in children sexually and suffered from depression.
First editions of important literary or historical works and initial reports of scientific discoveries or inventions are prime examples of books that are important because of their contents.
Illustrated books that give a new interpretation of a text or are the work of an esteemed artist are also valued.
A FARM labourer “addicted” to online dating has been jailed for two years and eight months for sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl.
Philip Andrew Scaife, 30, treated the child the same as the adult women he met through an internet dating site, despite knowing that she was a schoolgirl who lived with her parents, York Crown Court heard.
In general, the better a book’s physical condition, the more it will be worth.
Terms that might be used to describe old books include (from best condition to worst condition) “As New,” “Fine” (no defects), “Very Good,” “Good,” “Fair” (worn but includes complete text), and “Poor” (very worn, but readable).He had become “addicted” to meeting would-be sex partners through online dating and had treated the girl the same way as he treated adult women.Scaife believed that had they met, he would have not had sexual relationships with the girl.Missing or mutilated covers, pages, or illustrations must be noted and are major faults that will severely compromise the book’s value.Because books are portable and durable, rare books can turn up anywhere, from well-ordered private libraries to attics, basements, garage sales, and increasingly on Internet bookseller and auction sites.Only a small portion of these pieces, however, would be considered “rare” by specialists.