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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
A book with signatures which have never been cut as opposed to untrimmed and uneven (see "Uncut"); unopened books retain the folds of the original gathering and contain many pages which cannot be read without first opening the pages with a knife. Some collectors prefer an unopened book because it indicates that the book has never been read; other collectors who read their books would rather not have the task of cutting open pages and risking tears and jagged leaf edges.
Term french
Non coupé
Term danish
Term dutch
Term italian
Non tagliato, a fogli chiusi, intonso
Term spanish
Sin abrir
Term swedish
Term german
Definition german
Ein Buch, in dem die Bögen nicht zu einzelnen Seiten aufgeschnitten wurden.
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