MINT------- As published - no signs of wear.
NEAR MINT-- Some slight defect or wear. Very little usage of
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 )