THE ITEM: Not sure if this came in shrinkwrap. The slipcase is very nice, the actual book is also very nice, but nothing is "perfect", so I'll call the book at least "VERYFINE"... I really don't think it was ever retailed, but I'm not 100% certain. I had a store back when this came out and I think this is how I got it, but not ABSOLUTELY sure... Anyway, it's "VERY NICE".