The Book Trunk is an independent book-shop located in Galway (Ireland) since 2006, offering the best prices on a large catalogue of collectible, antiquarian, rare and used books in a variety of subjects. We specialize in first editions, signed and hard-to-find items.
New – A new book is unread, in print and in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages. As New – To be used only when the book is in the same immaculate condition to which it was published. There can be no defects, no missing pages, no library stamps, etc., and the dustjacket (if it was issued with one) must be perfect, without any tears. Fine – Approaches the condition of As New, but without being crisp. For the use of the term Fine, there must also be no defects, etc. Very Good – Describes a book that does show some small signs of wear – but no tears – on either binding or paper. Good – Describes the average used worn book that has all pages or leaves present. Fair – Worn book that has complete text pages (including those with maps or plates) but may lack endpapers, half-title, etc. Binding, jacket (if any), etc., may also be worn. Poor – Describes a book that is sufficiently worn, to the point that its only merit is as a Reading copy because it does have the complete text, which must be legible. 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.