EDITOR'S SALES PAGE including at
one time or another annuals, Biggles, Billy
Bunter, Eagle, Enid Blyton, Frank Richards, Gem,
Greyfriars, Ladybird, magazines, Magnet, Modern Boy,
movie, Observers, pocket library, Rookwood, St Jim's,
story paper, TV, W E Johns, Warwick Deeping and Wonder
I'm primarily a
self-funded [i.e., unpaid] researcher. Having moved a
couple of times since 2002, I'm selling off books and
mags when I can find the time - or to be honest, make the
effort. Your purchase will go towards keeping CB&M
Below is an alphabetical guide to
ABBREVIATIONS used in
If you have any
questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
See under 'W' for W E Johns abbreviations.
*annot or anot = annotation; for example, a
name and address written within.
*Aust = Australian edition
*bd or bds = boards of hardcovers of the book
*Bpt or bpt = bumped or deformed corner, usually
of the cover
cl = price-clipped on front flap
*DJ, Dj or dj = dust jacket is present. No
dustjackets unless noted thus. If damaged
dustjackets have been repaired using acid-free
80g backing paper and PVA adhesive they will be
usually noted thus: rpr for minor repairs
and xrpr for major repairs.
*F or f = fine, meaning the book and/or the
dust jacket is almost like new.
*Fef or fep = front endpaper, the inside of the
cover. Back of book is bep.
*Ffep or ffep = front free endpaper - the first
page on the right side as you open the book. Back
*Fpiece or fpiece = frontispiece, the plate
opposite the title page, usually
*G or g = good condition, meaning all pages
of book are present, binding is sound, plates are
all present and attached. Any faults will usually
be noted but not always.
*GB or gb = glueback, usually a large format
paperback. The book pages are glued at the spine,
rather than sewn, and the book has card rather
than board covers.
*HB, Hb or hb = hardback or hardcover All
books are hardbacks unless noted otherwise, so
you won't see this very often.
*lam = laminated boards or hardcovers, either
matt or gloss (shiny) finish.
*Ow or ow = otherwise
*PB, Pb or pb = paperback or softcover
*Pdf or pdf = printing defect. Usually spelt out
*prelim/s = preliminary pages; those prior to the
story or actual contents, and after the printed
*Rc or rc = reading copy, meaning all
readable text is present though the book may be
damaged in a variety of ways.
*Rep, rep or rp = Reprint, not a first edition
*Sgn or sgn = book is signed by the author
*sp = spine
*stn or stns = stains
*t = tatty
*tdj = tatty dust jacket
*wrn = worn
W E JOHNS BOOKS ONLY
*Publishers: O=Oxford; H&S=Hodder &
Stoughton; JH=John Hamilton; B or Br=Brockhampton
*Minor tears may have been repaired using
non-reactive magic tape. Minor defects: names,
annotations, ticks against titles, aren't listed.
All pages of all hardbacks have been checked.
More specific details on books will be cheerfully
supplied upon request. DJs are those
which came with the books; I don't claim that
they are the correct jackets!
"Recycled dj' refers to Oxford djs printed
on recycled djs from other books (common around
the late 1940s).
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