Fine (F) - is about as close to
new as you will get without actually being new.
Very Good (VG) - is high grade
with extremely slight wear.
Good (GD) - is average
condition with normal handling wear
such as a reading crease or creased
corners; obviously read but still collectible.
Fair (FR) - is below
average with heavy wear and only suitable
for a reading
hb = hardback no dustjacket, dj= hardback with dustjacket,
cl = price-clipped dj, lb = laminated boards, db = decorated
boards, pb = paperback, exc = excellent, vg = very good, gd
= good, fr = fair condition, pc dj = photocopied dustjacket,
sc dj = scanned dustjacket, ep = end-papers, pict bds = pictorial
boards, xl = ex-library with usual stamps and pocket remnants,
clrd = coloured, inscr = inscription, nd = no date given, mylar
= covered with library plastic