Usually an ink marking of some sort which indicates that the book was designated a remainder. In most cases, it can be found on the edges of the text block in the form of a marker stripe or a stamp of some sort.
Remainder marks considerably lower the overall collectibility of a title, although, in some cases, they are acceptable to a collector.
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