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What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources
Term english
As new
Definition english
Popular term for a fine and fresh copy, but often an inadequate condition term. New books are sent to bookstores in cartons but often sustain a fair amount of rubbing in the cartons before they are unpacked, "new," from the publisher. Despite that, some books do arrive at the bookstore in "as new" condition.
Term french
A l'état neuf
Definition french
Livre comme neuf.
Tax category