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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
Definition english
Legitimately removed (discarded/deaccessioned) from an institutional library, such as a public library, university library, historical society, etc. Often has catalog numbers inked or painted on the spine, library bookplates, embossed or rubber-stamped identification on the title page and plates, library card pockets and often shows considerable wear and/or rebinding in a plain buckram. Referred to as "ex-lib" and of considerably lower monetary value than the respective book which has never been the property of an institutional library.
Term french
Exemplaire cédé par une institution
Term german
Definition german
Ein Buch, das ursprünglich aus einer Bibliothek stammt und von dieser als Dublette abgegeben wurde. Bibliotheksexemplare haben zumeist Stempel und Signaturschilder. Oft sind sie auch in einem speziellen Bibliothekseinband gebunden.
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