Just like it sounds. A brand-new, unused, unread copy in perfect condition.
The book has been signed by the author and may include a neat message to someone from the author. These books have greater value because they are autographed!
An apparently unread copy in perfect condition. Dust cover is intact; pages are clean and are not marred by notes or folds of any kind.
A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged.
A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include “From the library of” labels or previous owner inscriptions. Sometimes these books will have a black mark on the bottom across the page edges.
A readable copy. All pages are mostly intact, and the cover is intact (the dust cover may be missing). Pages can include considerable notes–in pen or highlighter–but the notes cannot obscure the text. Expect to see considerable wear and tear on these – we’ve reduced the prices considerably to account for them.