Condition grading

Grading the condition of books is fairly subjective. I try to be consistent, and I make every effort to list any and all flaws in the description of the condition. However, I am human and sometimes make mistakes. Please consult our return policy if you think the book you ordered doesn’t match my description. The table below provides a summary of my grading categories. It seems obvious that the better the condition of a book, the more collectible it is, but keep in mind that you could have a very old, rare book in poor condition that is quite valuable. Likewise you could have a book in perfect condition that is of little value to a collector.

to be continued…