We try our best to take accurate pictures of our books, which honestly show the condition and any defects. You will always receive the book shown in the images.
We also assign a grading to each book, as follows:
AS NEW books are in perfect condition and appear as if newly published.
FINE books may have been opened and read, but there are no defects to the book, jacket or pages.
VERY GOOD books will show some small signs of wear, but you would have to look closely to find them. There will be no tears, scuffing, or inscriptions. The text block will be clean and tight and the binding sound.
GOOD books may show some signs of wear such as some light creases, marks or scuffing. Pages may be mildly age tanned, and small inscriptions or library stamps may be present.
FAIR books have been well loved. They will have obvious signs of use such as creasing, scuffing, tears, inscriptions or annotations, age tanning, loose bindings etc.
READING COPY books are very worn and will have significant defects such as heavy creasing, scuffing, tears, annotations, loose pages, etc. The book is fine for reading, but nothing else.