BOOK TERMINOLOGY

An illustrated dictionary of terms for describing books and ephemera, their condition and the bookselling trade.

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STRING-TIED BINDING

STRING-TIED-BINDING

BSA

BSA

REAL PHOTO POSTCARD (RPPC)

TIGHT

Tight

SPINE LABEL

Spine-Label

SOILED

Soiled

SHELF WEAR (SHELFWEAR)

shelf-wear

LIBRARY MARKINGS

LIBRARY MARKINGS

LIBRARY BINDINGS

LIBRARY BINDINGS

UNIFORM EDITION

UNIFORM-EDITION

BOOKJACKER

BOOKJACKER

PBFA

PBFA