The Dust Jacket was founded in 1996 and specializes in rare and out-of-print books about Texas, natural history, gardening, medicine, cookery, and charming children's publications. In addition, the president, Shirley Dyess, is an accredited personal property appraiser. She will be happy to appraise your rare books and libraries for obtaining insurance for your collection, to settle an insurance claim, to settle an estate, for a charitable donation, or in preparation for selling the items. Should you be looking for a special book which isn't presently in our inventory, you can fill out the book search form and we will start searching for it. There is no charge for this service. When we find the special book, we will contact you with information about it.