Describes a book in which the top, fore edge and bottom of the outside of the. Note that in the left column we have several helpful links to the ioba website for book terminology, condition definitions, and helpful reference books. Thus the word book may be replaced by dust jacket in the following definitions. Ioba book terminology common terms in the rare book trade. Ioba mentorship program independent online booksellers. Jun 26, 20 condition definitions below are the different classifications of condition we use when cataloging books. We also include pictures of our books which is very helpful in showing the condition of the book and providing you with a picture of signatures on signed editions. Although these cutouts dont damage the cd or liner notes, they are visible. Browse, the books on biblio, or browse books online at.
The independent online booksellers association is an international trade organization of internet booksellers we offer opportunities for continuing education and provide a forum to network with colleagues and discuss issues that affect us all, worldwide. We offer opportunities for continuing education and provide a forum to network with colleagues and discuss issues that affect us all, worldwide. Antiquarian book dealers association of south carolina. Book plate an ownership label, usually placed inside front cover. Definitions, algorithms and software is an accessible and valuable resource for students, lecturers, researchers and laboratory technicians in colour science and image technology. Preservation leaflets the northeast document conservation center provides advice on the storage, handling, and preservation of rare and archival material. These ioba book condition definitions are used to describe both the book and the dust jacket, if applicable. These definitions as well as other valuable information can be found at the ioba web site. When you join ioba you are strengthening the ranks of a trade association that preserves traditional. These include a code of ethics to which members are required to adhere, guidelines for book condition descriptions, definitions of book related terms and abbreviations, and an annotated list of reference works useful to booksellers and book buyers. Whether were buying in person or online, we only accept books that we consider to be in good condition. Iobas standards, listed below, do not fundamentally differ from those standards though they have. We specialize in books relating to food, fine dining and entertainment, although we also carry books in many other subjects, mostly nonfiction. Jun, 2007 the importance of the text, the condition of the book, and demand for it will determine the valuation of an old book.
The condition of collectible books is of great importance. If ioba booksellers do not use these guidelines they will prominently display their own definitions. As new means that the book is in the state that it should have been in when it left the. These definitions as well as other valuable information can be found at the ioba web site we also include pictures of our books which is very helpful in showing the condition of the book and providing you with a picture of signatures on signed editions. Jun 03, 2007 ioba condition description definitions for many years, the grading system defined by ab bookman now sadly defunct was the standard in the antiquarian book trade. Light rubbing to front and back covers, tight sound binding, clean complete unmarked text. A condition of the covers or boards of a hardcover book. Cd remainders are usually marked by cutting the spine of the case or punching a hole through the upc barcode. Ioba is an inclusive organization, and membership is not limited to sellers of rare or antiquarian books.
Not only will this allow the novice to correctly describe a book, this page will provide an easy reference to unknown book words allowing an intelligent decision before purchasing or describing a book to sell. Ioba condition definitions independent online booksellers. The importance of the text, the condition of the book, and demand for it will determine the valuation of an old book. A book remainder mark is usually made with a stamp or permanent marker on the bottom edge of the book, though it may be on the back cover or another edge. They were adopted by the bookselling community and are still in use today. As new means that the book is in the state that it should have been in when it left the publisher. However, we do require our members to display professionalismboth in book descriptions and in interactions with customers and other booksellers. Ioba condition description definitions for many years, the grading system defined by ab bookman now sadly defunct was the standard in the antiquarian book trade.
We opened our first brick and mortar storefront in december of 2008 in our hometown of webster, ny. A nontraditional book condition description that generally refers to a book in good or very good condition, although no standard exists for this term, and the word can be used to describe a wide variety of actual book conditions. Book conditioning and pricing for new fba seller selling on. Book terms and book conditions used by book collectors. Sk books, in saskatchewancanada, book grading by ioba standards. Oct 04, 20 one challenge of the rare book marketplace is accurately ranking the condition of a used book along with any of its accompanying publisher housing, such a dust jacket or slipcase. Ioba book condition definitions from the independent online booksellers association.
Independent online booksellers association wikipedia. The set of terms below were proposed in 1949 by ab bookmans weekly. Our standards, listed below, do not fundamentally differ from those standards though they have been expanded upon, and defined a bit more specifically. If youre selling your books online and they do not meet our condition standards, we may change our. Condition definitions below are the different classifications of condition we use when cataloging books. Ioba, the independent online booksellers association, is a trade association dedicated to promoting internet bookselling by maintaining and promoting high ethical and professional standards for our member booksellers. The inner part of the book, consisting of all the pages, is.
Click here to view ioba book condition definitions. However, certain categories of books are generally more sought after, including all books printed before 1501, english books printed before 1641, books printed in the americas before 1801, and books printed west of the. When a volume is somewhere between these points on the grading scale, we tend to err on the side of caution and choose the lower condition grade our aim is to be as accurate as we can, while making sure every customer is satisfied with. Many have become collectible due to the designer or owner. Bowed covers may turn inward toward the leaves or outward away from the leaves. The ioba book condition definitions standards codify these condition definitions so that ioba booksellers have a guideline for describing their books. Please contact us if you have any questions about the condition of a book or.
I have a 1st edition of the wizard of oz from 1900. Booksellers are individuals and as such may have what they think is the best book description definitions. See gilt als autographed letter signed antiquarian bookseller a term, in todays usage, that describes a bookseller whose stock in trade is primarily old, rare, andor collectible books association copy a book once belonging to the author, or signed or annotated by the author to someone closely associated with the author of the book or the book itself in some way. Mcintosh book shop mail orderonline order, appraisals, search service wilson mcintosh 917 bay street beaufort, sc 29902 8435241119 8439860029 fax email protected mondaysaturday. I always grade the book and the dust jacket separately new books, need to have a invoice from a distributor publishing company excetera. Ioba condition description definitions 4shadows books. This is the equivalent of mint condition in numismatics. It pays to become familiar with the basic descriptive terms used by used and rare booksellers to communicate a particular books condition.
Ioba condition description definitions mywingsbooks. Independent online booksellers association click here to view ioba member code of ethics. Book terminology or book terms are the vocabulary used in book collecting to describe the many different parts of the book. Ioba condition description definitions mcdowells emporium. Ernest hemingway the garden of eden 1986 charles scribners. Independent online booksellers association book terminology. Ioba book terminology independent online booksellers. You might be interested in the ioba code of ethics, which we follow. Ioba standard the ioba standard is the journal of the independent online booksellers association and covers the book world, with a special focus on the online. These are derived from ioba book condition definitions and are used to describe both the book and the dust jacket, if applicable. Ioba join ioba independent online booksellers association. The independent online booksellers association ioba is a trade association of independent used and rare booksellers who sell online. Condition problems are the number one reason we pass on books.
When considering the purchase of a book for your collection, the condition and, if applicable, the dust jacket are the most important factors affecting the value. Books and documents are graded and described based on the following standards. For many years, the grading system defined by ab bookman now sadly defunct was the standard in the antiquarian book trade. Sk books, in saskatchewancanada, book grading by ioba. Iobas standards, listed below, do not fundamentally differ from those standards though they have been expanded upon, and defined a bit more specifically. A visual dictionary of book terms abigail sutherland. Sk books, saskatchewan canada, an independent online.
Ioba was founded in 1999 by a group of independent booksellers to address the opportunities and challenges of the emerging online book selling market. Our ranking is based on the independent online booksellers association ioba book condition definitions, which are provided as follows. The independent online booksellers association ioba provides a list of descriptive terms to be used as a guideline to standardise the grading of books for sale. Click here to view ioba book terminology definitions australian booksellers association repeat customers have special discounts. Mar 12, 2020 condition problems are the number one reason we pass on books. The condition generally results from a rapid change in the level of moisture in the air and is caused by different rates of expansion or contraction of the pastedown and the outer material covering the board. There are two ways ioba can help you to sell more books. One challenge of the rare book marketplace is accurately ranking the condition of a used book along with any of its accompanying publisher housing, such a dust jacket or slipcase. Generally speaking, the object of the exercise is to obtain copies which are as close to the exact condition of the first copy of the first edition printed as it left for market. Click here for more information about joining ioba the first of these is the tradebooks list, this is an optional membersonly email list that allows you offer special books to other members. The word book may be replaced by dust jacket in the following definitions.1383 329 1060 554 1395 521 874 1098 1440 201 968 1093 1478 990 1046 1171 289 1266 780 792 395 259 1381 684 326 1527 1057 312 438 402 1038 476 1101 1268 1391 4 177 518 227 653 721 522