Book Descriptions
(Here is what the descriptions you see on the books mean)


Mint- As new

Fine- Approaches the new condition without any real defects but it lacks being crisp.

Very Good- it has only slight wear and if there is a significant defect, this defect is first noted, then followed by an o/w meaning otherwise. For example, a books may have speckled spots on the top edge and other than that defect, it is in fact a v/g copy.

Good- average worn copy.

Reading Copy- Book's condition is such that you would only want it to read  and then not place on your living room shelf. Where a book is described as being good and it has loose pages or the binding is weak, this will be noted.

D/J- Dust jacket.

BC- Book Club.

Wraps- Paperback. A wraps trade edition is a large size paperback. A mass market paperback is a paperback approximately 4 x 7 inches.

Spine Cocked- Spine of book is not firm.

Spine Concaved- Groove in spine and it is an indication that the spine will become weakened.

Outer Edges- Refers to outside edges of pages on top, front or fore edge and bottom of book. Soiling noted on edges of pages does not mean that the inside of the pages are affected for this will be specifically  noted in such is the case.

Light Soiling Top Edge- this refers to soiling resulting from dust settling on top of the book. Soiling edges where spots are involved or any type of staining will be specified.

Chipped- refers to small tears of the dust jacket. Where tear exceed 1/2 inch, this will be noted.

Shopworn- refers to dust jacket that has lost its new appearances from scratches and scuff marks due to handling.

Foxing- a yellowish brown appearance.


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