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Glossary

To clarify abbreviations, sizes and condition descriptions used in the site please refer to this glossary of terms.

Abbreviations:

n.d
- Not Dated
cir  - Estimated date of Publication
edn - Edition
Illust - Illustrated in Black & White or Colour
D/J  - Dust Jacket
E/P - Endpapers
P/C - Price Clipped


Sizes:

64mo
- Up to 3" tall
32mo - 3" to 4" tall
24mo - 4" to 5" tall
18mo - 5" to 6" tall
16mo - 6" to 7" tall
12mo - 7" to 8" tall
8vo - 8" to 10" tall
4vo - 10" to 12" tall
Folio - 12" to 15" tall
Elephant Folio - Greater than 15" tall


Condition Description:

Mint
As new, no wear, totally crisp clean copy.

Very Fine
Near Mint, only slightly worn.

Fine
Exceptionally good copy, but starting to show wear.

Very Good
Above average, but showing wear. May be dirty but generally a tight copy with no major defects.

Good
Only average condition. Showing considerable wear e.g. fading, rubbing, smudging etc but no missing pages.

Fair
Below average and showing quite a lot of wear e.g. cracked hinges, loose pages, torn but intact pages, worn or barely legible lettering.

Poor
Badly worn, only stocked if scarce edition.

Edition
Unless otherwise stated, books listed are first editions and in original cloth.

Inscriptions, Book Plates and Signatures
These are commonly found on the endpapers of used books and are not noted in the catalogue description unless the previous owner as an indentity of some fame or notoriety.