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Nelson & Sons Ltd, 1938. Hardcover. Good. 1938. Reprint. 280 pages. No dust jacket. Blue cloth. Well bound and clean pages, with moderate tanning to text block edges and free endpapers. Pencil inscriptions to ffep. Boards have moderate shelf wear, with heavy rubbing and marking. Moderate bumping to corners and crushing to spine ends. Book has noticeable forward lean. Boards are moderately bowed with water stains.
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Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:
- "Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[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]
- Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
- shelf wear
- Shelf wear (shelfwear) describes damage caused over time to a book by placing and removing a book from a shelf. This damage is...[more]
- 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]
- Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
- 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]
- Any printing of a book which follows the original edition. By definition, a reprint is not a first edition.
- 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...[more]