Book Condition Guidelines

All our books are individually inspected and categorised into the following groups: 


A brand-new copy ready to be opened for the first time.

Pages will be untouched with a perfect binding.


The book cover has no visible wear.

The dust jacket is included, if applicable. 

No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.

Very Good

Minimal amount of creasing to the spine.

Square binding.

Minimal or no discolouration to pages.

Dust jacket present with minimal wear and tear.


Slightly crooked spine or torn dust jacket.

Mild creasing of cover.

Slightly loose bindings.

Mild browning.

Slight highlighting or note taking.


Spine may be warped with cracking and scuffing.

Cover may be discoloured and creasing.

Pages may be browned and warped.

Markings and note taking do not interfere with reading.

May be without end papers or title page.

May have some water damage.

Cover slightly torn.


Library stamps within the first few pages and on book edges.

May come with a plastic sleeve around the cover.

Possibility of library stickers on the cover or within.