(Friend sent me example images, but they aren't willing to sell...)
I am willing to trade matte covers for gloss/matte covers and am looking to pay no more than MSRP.
The copies I'm interested in are printed with a combination of gloss & matte on the covers. Usually the characters and titles are glossy while the rest of the book is matte/frosty. Later printings have an all matte/frosty cover. I know for sure that the fifth printing (indicated on the book's copyright page) is not what I am looking for.
Also, I'm a serious manga collector-type. I'd like to avoid discolored pages (deep yellowing, even limited to the edges, is not a normal part of a manga's life...so says my books that are 7+ years old...), shelf wear, scuffs, etc...
Pictures would be great (particularly the corners of the book) since everybody's definition of a book's condition varies from person to person.
If anybody can give me a solid lead on this I would be incredibly grateful!!
Please help this poor collector out~!!