|Books in inventory: 10 |
Welcome I am busy writing for fun and trying to keep in work (it's a recession thing) so reading has slowed from around 10 books a month to less then one a month. Hence why mooching has been so slow - oh and having nearly 1000 books to be read.
My few books are/will be listed as below
As New is self-explanatory. It means that the book is in the state that it should have been in when it left the publisher. The is the equivalent of Mint condition in numismatics.
Fine (F or FN) is As New but allowing for the normal effects of time on an unused book that has been protected. A fine book shows no damage.
Very Good (VG) describes a book that is worn but untorn. For many collectors this is the minimum acceptable condition for all but the rarest items. Any defects must be noted.
Good (G) is (as an old bookselling joke has it) not very good. It is used to describe the condition of an average used worn book that is complete. Any defects must be noted.
Fair shows wear and tear but all the text pages and illustrations or maps are present. It may lack endpapers, half-title, and even the title page. All defects must be noted.
Poor describes a book that has the complete text but is so damaged that it is only of interest to a buyer who seeks a reading copy. If the damage renders the text illegible then the book is not even poor.
Ex-library copies must always be designated as such no matter what the condition of the book.
Book Club copies must always be designated as such no matter what the condition of the book.
Binding Copy describes a book in which the pages or leaves are perfect, but the binding is very bad, loose, off or non-existent.
PLEASE NOTE THAT EDITION/COVER MAY NOT BE AS SHOWN SO IF AGE/EDITION IMPORTANT TO YOU CONTACT ME FIRST
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