What does good condition mean AbeBooks?
Good (G): Describes the average used worn book that has all pages or leaves present. Any defects should be noted by the seller. Fair: Worn book that has complete text pages (including those with maps or plates) but may lack endpapers, half-title, etc. (which must be noted).
What are the conditions of a book?
Book Condition Guide
- Fine/Like New (F) Book may have been read.
- Near Fine (NF) Clean, with no defects, but may show slight wear at edges of book or dust jacket.
- Very Good (VG) Shows signs of wear.
- Good (G) Average used book with all pages present.
- Fair (FR)
- Poor (P)
How do you describe the condition of an old book?
There can be no defects, no missing pages, no library stamps, etc., and the dust jacket (if issued with one) must be perfect, without any tears. (The term As New is preferred over the alternative term Mint to describe a copy that is perfect in every respect, including jacket.)
What does book condition fine mean?
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.
What is like new condition?
Like New Condition means a vehicle that has not been driven or towed more than the limited use necessary in moving or road testing a new “auto” prior to delivery to a customer.
What is foxing on a book?
Foxing. The term ‘foxing’ describes disfiguring small yellow brown spots or blotches on paper. Two main causes are mould and iron contaminants in the paper. Moulds feed on the paper itself, as well as any dirt or organic material on it, for example, finger marks, food stains and squashed insects.
How do you describe a book binding?
Bookbinding is the process of physically assembling a book of codex format from an ordered stack of paper sheets that are folded together into sections called signatures or sometimes left as a stack of individual sheets. Several signatures are then bound together along one edge with a thick needle and sturdy thread.
What does dust jacket condition mean?
The dust jacket is tattered or has large chips missing or has been scratched or scribbled on. The dust jacket is customarily described separately, as in, “Fine in fine dj”. “Lacks dj” is noted if it is. Best to mention if a hardcover book never had a dust jacket, as in, “Good condition.
What is considered like new condition?
Like New Condition means refurbished to the latest revision to meet all applicable electrical, mechanical, firmware and cosmetic specification and Engineering documentation, including the replacement of damaged or missing non-functioning parts.
How do you know if a book is fair or poor?
Fair: Worn book that has complete text pages (including those with maps or plates) but may lack endpapers, half-title, etc. (which must be noted). Binding, jacket (if any), etc., may also be worn. All defects should be noted. Poor: Describes a book that is sufficiently worn. Any missing maps or plates should still be noted.
What defects should be noted when buying a used book?
All defects should be noted. Poor: Describes a book that is sufficiently worn. Any missing maps or plates should still be noted. This copy may be soiled, scuffed, stained or spotted and may have loose joints, hinges, pages, etc.
How can you tell if a book is sunned?
Sunned – Faded from exposure to light or direct sunlight. Tight – The binding of a new book is very tight; that is, the book will not open easily and generally does not want to remain open to any given page. As the book is used, the binding becomes looser until a well-used book may lay flat and remain open to any page in the book.
What should I look for when buying a used book?
Any defects should be noted by the seller. Fair: Worn book that has complete text pages (including those with maps or plates) but may lack endpapers, half-title, etc. (which must be noted). Binding, jacket (if any), etc., may also be worn.