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Science & Antique Scientific Instrument Books


NEW: Perfect condition, with no defects or shelf wear, unread.

FINE (F): Approaches the above, but not crisp. May have been carefully read and dustjacket may be slightly rubbed or the spine ends slightly bumped from shelving/shipping, but no real defects or faults.

VERY GOOD (VG): A used book showing some signs of wear on either binding or dustjacket.

GOOD (G): The average used and worn book that has all pages or leaves present.

FAIR (FR): A worn book that has complete text pages (including those with maps or plates) but may lack endpapers, half-title page, etc. (which will be noted). Binding, dustjacket, etc. may also be worn.

POOR (P): A book that is sufficiently worn that its only merit is the complete text, which must be legible. Any missing maps or plates will still be noted. May be soiled, scuffed, stained, or spotted, and may have loose joints, hinges, pages, etc.

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