Littera Scripta

Antiquarian, Used, and Rare Books on the Internet

Vox audita perit, littera scripta manet
(The spoken word perishes, but the written word remains).

Resources for readers, rare book collectors, and used booksellers. Includes articles, tools, lists, reviews, and the odd bit of sillines.

Thanks to Denise Selleck Davis CAE, the Executive Director of the Nevada Osteopathic Medical Association for our May program. She reviewed the importance of assessing your association. 

How efficient is your association? In the course of the day to day overload, have you reviewed where the association stands on every area of management? Melbourne Property Valuers Denise reviewed Bob Harris�s manual on Assessing the Organizations� Performance. What happens if you get hit by a bus? Are your association and your Board ready and able to step in and keep things going? Does the ED have all the user names and passwords and no one else? Are you preparing 990s according to Sarbanes Oxley? Do you know what it is and what is required? Do you have all the policies, procedures and audits required? Bob Harris provides a check list audit to see where you need to adopt policies. Denise covered a lot of ground and others shared their experiences.

NSAE will contact Bob and see if we can get a member discount for his manual. Normally the cost is $45 plus shipping for the 48 page manual. Contact licensed valuers wa if you are interested in obtaining a copy.

From hardware to bookkeeping to branding to risk and liability, this process done as a project or broken down over several months will let you confidently show your board, staff and you, that your association is on the right course.

The main purpose of performing the property valuation process is to find the approximation price of that property on which the valuation process is required to conduct. This full valuing the property is called as the process of property valuation at

The new officers, serving under brisbane property valuations O’Connor’s leadership, with one-year terms expiring on June 30, 2002, include: vice chairman and secretary Peter S. Rummell, chairman and CEO, The St. Joe Company, Jacksonville, Florida; vice chairman and treasurer Harry H. Frampton, III, president, East West Partners, Beaver Creek, CO. ; vice chairmen Toni Alexander, president, property valuation, Inc., Newport Beach, California; Charles R. Kendrick, Jr., managing director of Clarion Ventures, LLC, Boston, Massachusetts; Frederick A. Kober, president, the Christopher Companies, Fairfax, Virginia; and Robert N. Ruth, area president and senior managing director, Trammell Crow Company, Torrance, California.

The following nine property valuers Adelaide trustees will serve three-year terms expiring June 30, 2004: Michael R. Buchanan, managing director for real estate banking, Bank of America, Atlanta, Georgia; Lee T. Hanley, chairman and CEO, Vestar Development Company, Phoenix, Arizona; Susan Hudson-Wilson, founder and CEO, Property & Portfolio Research, Boston, Massachusetts; Gregory W. Hummel, partner, Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLC, Chicago, Illinois; Wayne S. Hyatt, chairman, Hyatt & Stubblefield, P.C., Atlanta, Georgia; Charles R.

Bookbuying on the net
Where to find those books you're looking for, and advice on buying safely.

Bookselling on the Net
How and where to sell out-of-print books on the net. Articles on pricing, shipping, payment methods, customer service and more. There's a new article on customer service from Shirley Bryant.

Learn about and appreciate your books. Articles on caring for books, collecting, censorship, appraising, first edition identification. Check out the new articles from Marylaine Block.

Reference Works for Booksellers and Collectors
Hundreds of reference works listed, including price guides, bibliographies, bookselling guides, collectors guides, and some lists of favorite reference works from experienced booksellers. Property Valuation would like to add to the lists of favorite reference works. It'd be really nice to add some top ten lists from collectors. If you'd like to contribute a list, send me an email

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