Abbreviations used when describing books can be confusing. Here are some of the more common ones to help!
The following abbreviations concern the condition of the book and are used in descriptions:
M = Mint : book as new. F = Fine : Book in excellent condition but not absolutely as new. VG = Very Good : The book has imperfections, but is still in good condition. G = Good: the book is clearly second hand and has faults. P = Poor : the book can still be read, but is very shabby / damaged.
+ ' and ' - ' refer to above or below the Category.
When double abbreviations are used eg.
VG / G the former refers to the book, the latter to the dustwrapper ( d/w )
pp = pages 8vo = the average sized book 4to = an 'oversized' book ed = edition / editor ltrs = letters cvr = cover fep = front endpaper bk = book rep = reprint(ed) nd = no date ( publishing ) d/w = dustwrapper US = United States ant. = anthology ex - lib = ex library book imp = impression. edpr = endpaper