Rare & Used Books
Book Condition Guide
No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive.
The average used book with all pages present. Books with loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine, torn dust jackets, can fall into this category.
Obviously well-worn and handled but no text pages are missing, however, it may be without endpapers or a title page. There might be markings, but they do not interfere with readability.
All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category