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Condition Grading Game
book dealers and collectors tend to use the following guide
when describing the condition of books:
very minor signs of use, no discernible wear or
rubbing, no fading of the spine, no dog-eared page
corners. May lack the "crispness" of a new book,
but otherwise should be like new.
more evidence of use than a fine copy. Minor
rubbing at book extremities.
but shows some wear. Minor chipping, lightly
soiled. May have previous owner's signature.
much use and wear and has multiple problems and
defects. Damp stain, foxing, hinges cracked,
tattering. Not a desirable copy.
excessive wear. Only useful for content.
Play the Game!
is meant as entertainment--and to provide a sense of the
factors we consider when buying books. Note that this is not
intended as an accurate measure by which to grade your
Gift Certificates are available for any amount, never expire and are
good on all books & merchandise in our store. All Gift Certificates are
written by hand. Gift Certificates of $25 or higher value come in a
beautiful sleeve of handmade paper embedded with wildflower seeds, which
can be planted in a sunny spot.
you have a library and a garden,
you have everything you need." ~ Cicero
We are happy to send
Gift Certificates directly to all the people on your list. To order,
please call (402) 475-8663,
or visit our Gifts for Book Lovers page.