A note on condition:
Books described as ex lib. Are withdrawn from libraries, and where no further comment is made, may be considered to have bookplates/stamps to endpapers, sometimes very slight tape trace to covers from d/w, and possibly a file number on the spine, unless stated otherwise. Generally, the overall condition may be taken as follows, specific additional defects will always be described where applicable. Minor ownership inscriptions and bookplates to fly leaves or pastedowns are generally ignored. All books are in original bindings and in English unless otherwise stated.
Mint: As new
Near Mint: Almost as new
Fine: Minor wear only, such as very minor soiling of covers.
Near fine: Still only minor wear to covers or jacket, maybe very minor marks to covers or jacket
V. good +: Still in very nice condition, perhaps with very minor foxing, slight edge wearing of jacket or boards.
V.good: May have slight rubbing of joints, spine ends and/or slight crushing of corners, minor chipping and /or slight edge wear to jacket, slight marking to covers, in addition to the above.
V.good-: Spine ends and corners possibly also bumped, jacket chipped or torn but largely whole.
Good +: Contents may be slightly foxed or soiled, but largely clean and tight, exterior could be soiled and showing wear.
Good: Contents complete, but possibly foxed or soiled, covers and spine more seriously worn, stitching/ hinges weak. Jacket more seriously chipped and soiled.
Fair: A complete copy, but seriously worn, potentially some signatures loosening or loose, covers worn and/or soiled.
Poor: With all faults, possibly incomplete.
Abbreviations: d/w = dust wrapper. t.e.g = top edge gilt. Illus.= illustrated/illustrations. C. = circa. N.d= no date. Lge= large. W.a.f= with all faults (normally applied to ex lib. books having multiple stamps, file numbers, soiling etc.)
Any book found to be not as descibed may be returned for a refund within 7 days of receipt, but please e.mail of telephone first.
Book sizes (approximate):
Small 8vo: Approx 6 inches tall
Cr8vo: Approx 7 1/2 inches by 5 inches
8vo: Approx 8 1/2 inches by 6 inches
large 8vo: Approx 10 inches by 7 inches
4to: Approx 11 inches by 8 inches
Folio: 12 or more inches tall