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as new

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Refers to the condition of a book; it is immaculate and without flaws.

association copy

Literature; Literary terms

A book that was either owned by its author, owned by someone connected to the author, or owned by someone connected to the contents of the book. It can also refer to a book that was annotated by the ...


Literature; Literary terms

The covering of the book spine that has the title and author of the book printed on it. It is usually made of cloth, leather, or paper, and is sometimes decorated.


Literature; Literary terms

The process that secures the pages or sections of a publication to keep them in order and to protect them. Binding may be stapled or sewn, sewn and enclosed in wrappers, or by gluing the pages to the ...

binding copy

Literature; Literary terms

A book that is worth re-binding; the book covers are in serious disrepair, but the text is fine.

blind stamp

Literature; Literary terms

colorless impression that is embossed on paper or on a cloth or leather binding. When it is found on a page, it typically signifies the owner's name or the words "Review Copy." When it is found on ...

board book

Literature; Literary terms

A durable book format that is used for children's books, in which all pages are printed on thick cardboard.

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