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MINT (MT) 10.0

General (wear, tears, creases, folds, color flaking, water stains, foxing, etc)

A stunning book (I have never seen one this nice).

Absolutely perfect. No wear of any kind, no tears, no the slightest blunting to even one corner, no spine stress, etc. No defects what so ever.

Printing Defects

None allowed.

Paper Quality (both cover and pages)

Pure white, that is, as white as when the book was originally published.

Writing/name and address stamps/pen/pencil

None allowed.


None allowed.


None allowed. No book can be restored to an apparent MT condition.

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This page last updated June 3, 2001.