Refers to the condition of a book; it is immaculate and without flaws. Sometime also described as in mint condition. Many dealers, including the present one, work on the principle that so long as they remain in business of selling used books they cannot in all honesty allow such description past their keyboard. Òas newÓ can only mean one thing Ð a book that is new, i.E. Book that was taken from the printers’ press and delivered through the means of some distributor to a new book dealersÕ store.