NEW Just like it sounds. A brand-new unused unread copyin perfect condition
LIKE NEW An apparently unread copy in perfect condition, Dust cover is intact, with no nicks or tears. Spine has no sign of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds of any kind. Book may contain a reminder mark on an outside edge but this should be noted in listing comments
VERY GOOD A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged
GOOD A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (including the dust cover , if applicable). The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include "From the library of" labels
ACCEPTABLE A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (the dust cover may be missing). Pages can include considerable notes -- in pen or highlighter -- but the notes cannot obscure the text
UNACCEPTABLE Moldy, badly stained or unclean copies are not acceptable, nor are copies with missing pages or obscured text.