New: A book in its original condition, as released by the publisher. Near New: A book in almost new condition, but not quite perfect. It may have edgemarks or minor shelf wear. Used - Standard or Better: A book which has been read and shows some use. It could show some marks or shelfware. Jacket could show wear or minor tears. A good reading copy. Used - Less Than Standard: A book which shows more wear than an average used book. May have minor physical damage, underlining, highlighting, or library markings. We only allow this condition in a title that is otherwise difficult to find. Used - Jacket Less Than Standard: A book in good, used condition, however the jacket is well worn or missing.
We make a great effort to accurately describe our books. If you'd like to learn more about the condition of a particular title, feel free to contact us.
If after receiving a book from us, you feel the book is not as described, you may return it for a refund.
Description of Conditions for Collectible Books
Conditions appear in two parts separated by a slash, referring to the condition of the book and the condition of the dust jacket. Condition codes on collectible and rare books are defined broadly. The older a book, the more subjective the condition code. All defects are noted in the description.
AS or As New: A book in original condition, as it was released from the publisher. Text is clean; binding is tight; the book is in unread condition. F or Fine: A book in slightly less crisp condition then As New, but with little to no defects. Text is clean, and the binding is tight, but the book may have some minor shelfwear. Any defects are noted in the description. NF or Near Fine: A book showing some signs of having been read, but which is approaching Fine condition. The book is clean with a solid binding. Any defects are noted in the description. VG or Very Good: A book showing general wear, as expected with its age. It may have shelfwear or minor defects. Any defects are noted in the description. G or Good: A book showing significant wear. It may have water damage, a shaken or cracked binding, or minor defects. Any defects are noted in the description. P or Poor: A very worn copy, with contents possibly loose, but complete unless otherwise noted
Our retail store features over 170,000 new and used books. Our website warehouse increases that total to over 1 million available titles.
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