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Lake Books - Abbreviations



    Autgr - author's autograph 
    BP - bookplate or imprint with owner's name 
    CC - card covers 
    CD - computer disc
    DJ - dust jacket 
    FPN - a few price notes in the text 
    HC - hardbound copy 
    HP - fully hand-priced 
    ILLS - illustrations (usually photos) 
    INSC - inscribed by the author to a person 
    MPN - many price notes in text 
    NP - no pagination..if known, in parentheses 
    OOP - out of print
    PC - paper covers 
    PLS - photo plates 
    PRL - original prices realized list 
    SC - self-covered 
    VALS - valuations 
    XPRL - copy of prices realized list 
    WPRL - web-generated prices realized list
 
GRADING

 MINT------- As published - no signs of wear. 
 NEAR MINT-- Some slight defect or wear. Very little usage of the
              text.  Possibly an owner's bookplate or name. 
 VERY FINE-- Shows the slightest wear, foxing, scuff-mark, 
              crease, spotting, etc. 
 FINE------- Complete copy, showing a good bit of use. 
 GOOD------- A book that has been well-used and also shows some 
              soiling, binding or other problem. 

(Abbreviations are: M, NM, VF, F, G ) 

 

BOOK SIZES

     Folio  -    13"+ 
     4to     -    12"+ 
     8vo    -     9"+ 
     12mo -     7"+ 
     16mo -     6"+ 
     24mo -     5"+ 
     32mo -     4"+