WORLDMARK ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE NATIONS: A practical guide to the geographic, 1960
As New: The book is in the same immaculate condition as when it was published. This could be the description for a book that has been lost in a warehouse for years, never shelved, thumbed or even opened yet may still be some years old.
Fine (F or FN): A Fine book approaches the condition of As New, but without being crisp. The book may have been opened and read, but there are no defects to the book, jacket or pages.
Very Good (VG): Describes a book that shows some small signs of wear - but no tears - on either binding or paper. Any defects should be noted by the seller.
Good (G): Describes the average used worn book that has all pages or leaves present. Any defects should be noted by the seller.
Fair: Worn book that has complete text pages (including those with maps or plates) but may lack endpapers, half-title, etc. (which must be noted). Binding, jacket (if any), etc., may also be worn. All defects should be noted.
Poor: Describes a book that is sufficiently worn. Any missing maps or plates should still be noted. This copy may be soiled, scuffed, stained or spotted and may have loose joints, hinges, pages, etc.
Binding Copy: describes a book in which the pages or leaves are perfect but the binding is very bad, loose, off, or nonexistent.
Reading Copy: A copy usually in poor to fair condition that includes all text presented in a legible fashion. The copy is fine to read but nothing more.
Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns
All books include free First Class or Media Mail Shipping via USPS within the U.S
Priority Mail (1-3 day shipping) is available for additional fee.
Book Condition Scale
A book that looks new but has been read. Contains no identifying marks from previous owners or bookstore
A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. No obvious damage to the cover. Very minimal wear and tear. Pages are free of any highlighting or notes. May contain identifying marks from previous owner or bookstore
Very minimal damage to the cover. Binding has minimal wear. The majority of pages are undamaged. May Contains minimal
highlighting/underlining/notes. May contains identifying marks from previous owner or bookstore.
A book with obvious wear. May have minor damage but nothing that compromises the legibility or understanding of text. May
contain heavy highlighting, underlining or/and notes.
All significant defects will be
Describes a book that is sufficiently worn. This copy may be heavily soiled, scuffed, stained or spotted and may have loose joints,
hinges, pages, etc.
Any defects will be noted.
Dust Jacket Grading
(A) Excellent condition, may show the smallest signs of
shelf wear if any.
(B) Shows minor shelf wear, contains some tiny tears or
creases along edges.
(C) Contains moderate shelf wear, some noticeable small
tears and stains.
(D) Contains medium sized tears and may have some very
(F) Contains heavy wear and tear, portions of the DJ may have been ripped off and is missing. May Contain heavy staining.