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A NUMISMATIC MANUAL

by John Yonge Akerman

Condition: Fair


US: TAYLOR & WALTON, 1840. Hardcover. Fair. Quarter leather marbled boards. The front board has become detached. Rubbing and bumping to edges, corners and ends of spine. Text block is soiled. End pages are torn and chipped and have been repaired by tape. Pages are unmarked with moderate soiling and oxidation. All 17 engraved plates are present, though with considerable oxidation. Binding is tight and square.


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Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:
soiled
Generally refers to minor discoloration or staining.
edges
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]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket....[more]
tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use....[more]
text block
Most simply the inside pages of a book.  More precisely, the block of paper formed by the cut and stacked pages of a book.&...[more]
Marbled boards
A hardcover book with a decorative colored paper that imitates marble using a mottled, veined, or swirling pattern....[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf. A...[more]
Fair
is a worn book that has complete text pages (including those with maps or plates) but may lack endpapers, half-title, etc. (whic...[more]

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