Photo 14 shows faded pen or dark pencil writing from 1897 on an initial blank page but binding and other pages inside are in superb condition especially as the book is 169 years old. Measures 18cm tall x 11.25cm wide x 4.5cm thick. See photos for examples of pages inside. They are working to resolve this (allegedly) but estimates are too short. In reality, ECONOMY takes up to 2 weeks to Western Europe, up to 5 weeks to Eastern Europe, up to 6 weeks to USA & Canada, up to 8 weeks to Asia and up to 3 months to Australia/New Zealand.Sometimes deliveries can be before these estimates eg. USA sometimes receives packages in 2 weeks but best be prepared for the longest estimate. Economy does not have tracking. If you require tracking, select International Tracked option. I try my best to genuinely describe good & bad points if any!