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Collins, 1948. Hardcover. Good/Acceptable. 1948. Reprinted. 271 pages. Pictorial dust jacket over blue cloth. Contains black and white illustrations. Well bound and clean pages, with light foxing and tanning to text block edges. Light foxing to ffep. Boards have moderate shelf wear, with rubbing and marking. Light bumping to corners and moderate crushing to spine ends. Book has noticeable forward lean. Boards are slightly bowed. Unclipped jacket has light edge wear with minor tears and chipping. Moderate tanning and creasing, with rubbing and marking. Large area of loss to edges.
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- A defect in which small pieces are missing from the edges; fraying or small pieces of paper missing the edge of a paperback, or...[more]
- A common abbreviation for Front Free EndPaper. Generally, it is the first page of a book and is part of a single sheet that...[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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- shelf wear
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- "Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
- text block
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