Many of the acronyms you'll find in descriptions refer to the
condition of the book.
F - Fine
VG - Very Good
G - Good
FR - Fair
P - Poor
When two conditions
are listed, one refers to the book, the other to the dust jacket.
For example, F/VG means it is a fine book in a very good
Quarto (4to) - Refers to the size of a book; a quarto
measures about 9 by 12 inches.
Octavo (8vo) - Refers to the size of the book; the most
common book size since the early 17th century, an octavo book
averages about 6 x 9 inches.
For a complete list of definitions, check our Glossary
of Book Terms.