TERMS & CONDITIONS
Items can be collected but please contact us beforehand. If possible it is best to telephone to check availability and reserve books.
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Delivery & Returns Policy.
Please see Delivery page for our terms & conditions regarding Delivery & Return of goods.
We accept cheques drawn in Pounds Sterling on a British bank in the UK, made payable to "A.P. Harris".
By Credit/Debit Card
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BCA - Book Club Associates
B/W - Black and White
D/J - Dust Jacket
Ed - Edition
Illus.- Illustrations or illustrated
Imp. - Impression
ffep - Front free end paper
nd. - No Date
o/w. - Other wise
PB. - Paper Back
pp - Number of printed pages
Sl. - Slightly
SB. - Soft back (larger than P/B)
T.E.G. - Top Edge Gilt
HB. - Hard Backed Book
V.G. - Very Good
M - mint As new. The book will be in the state one would expect to find on the shelf of a bookshop selling new books, behind the books already fingered by browsers.
F - fine Almost as new. No major blemishes, but the book has signs of being previously owned. The page edges will be clean, the contents sound, no major faults and any minor faults will be specified.
VG - very good. Showing signs of previous ownership. Corners may be a little bumped and/or the cloth rubbed, page edges may be dusty or browned, there may some writing on the flyleaf (ffep) and in the case of the dustwrapper, rubbing, clipping of price from the flap, short edge tears and/or minor chipping. Too many of these faults will take the book into the next category.
G - good Showing major signs of previous ownership. Likely to have bumped corners and/or spine ends, marked page edges and bear signs of reading on a number of previous occasions with ownership label/inscription etc. Dustwrapper probably well rubbed, some tears and/or chipping, overall soiling, etc. Again, too many of these faults will take the book into the next category.
P - poor, or reading copy only This is a reading or reference copy only. The text will be complete but illustrations may be missing and the cloth may be very worn marked and/or torn. It is probable that only the major faults will be mentioned as the minor ones will be too numerous. The book may even be disbound but if so this will be specifically mentioned. Any dustwrapper, if present, is likely to be in pieces or with major portions missing.
Plus + Indicates better than the major category specified without reaching the next category.
Minus - Indicates worse than the major category specified. Usually only used with G so that G- means that it is not of the expected standard for that category but that it is better than a 'reading copy'. If of a dustwrapper then it is better than in pieces but not really of a standard that could be called 'Good'.
Minor inscriptions are not always noted.
If a book has dust jacket(or dustwrapper) the condition is always stated. If no dust jacket is mentioned the book does not have one.