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Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd., 1947. Hardcover. Good/Acceptable. 1947. No Edition. 278 pages. Pictorial dust jacket over grey boards with gilt lettering. Mostly clean pages with light tanning and foxing to endpapers and page edges. Some minor dog-eared corners, with rubbing and a few small nicks to text block edges. Occasional finger marking to endpapers. Light tanning along spine and board edges. Mild rub wear to surfaces and edges with crushing to spine ends and bumps to corners. Forward leaning. Chipped dust jacket has moderate creases, scuffs and small tears. Light tanning. Rubbing with shelf wear. Flaps are unclipped. Water staining down joint.
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- The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
- The portion of a book cover or cover jacket that folds into the book from front to back. The flap can contain biographical...[more]
- The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
- Indicates that the affected part of the book has been impacted in such a way so as to cause a flattening, indention, or light...[more]
- The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]
- Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
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- Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
- shelf wear
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