Appearance of the book:

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Size: are determine by how many times these sheets are folded since the final folding results in the size & shape of what will become a section of leaves in the book.
Folding a sheet parallel to its short side produces 2 leaves (or 4 pages), folding again results in 4 leaves (hence, quarto), thrice gives 8 leaves (hence, octavo), and so on.
If the sheet is folded parallel to its long side into thirds, then folded twice the other way, these 12 folds create a 24 leaves in a useful format called a duodecimo (12mo).
Folding a 12mo produces a 24mo, etc. Each folding produces shapes which either tend toward the squarish or a tall, more narrow format.
Width (cm): and height (cm):
Binding: Binding:
Vellum, Vellum is a translucent material produced from the skin, often split, of a young animal.
HardcoverA hardcover, hardback or hardbound is a book bound with rigid protective covers (typically of cardboard covered with cloth, heavy paper, or sometimes leather). Widely used in the 18th and 19th centuries;
Half Bound:A book in which the spine and corners are bound in a different material (usually a better material such as leather) than the remainder of the boards which can be covered with plain paper, marbled paper, or cloth.
Although infrequently found, there are half-bindings with foreedge trim in which the spine & the right edge of the cover(s) are trimmed with the center portion covered in cloth or paper.
Cloth:, A book bound in cloth-covered boards. The cloth is usually a type of cotton or linen, but other textiles have been used.
The cloth is given a protective coat of, or "filled" with, starch or an acrylic resin.
Cased boards:, bound in paper or cardboard;
Disbound:,a book lacking its binding, whether the original or a subsequent binding, leaving only the Textblock intact.
The term does not imply whether or not the detached binding is still present. The term should not be confused with Unbound.
Binding condition: Binding condition:
Very good:
Is it original?: In many cases the original cover is destroyed and rebound in later centuries. Yes

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Volumes:books of a work printed and bound in more than one book.
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Leafs: Each leaf has two pages: recto or obverse and reverse or verso.
Total (all volumes)
Number of leaves missing:
Flyleafs: blanks or specially printed leafs at the beginning or end of the book.

Title page - Frontispiece:

Title page:Click here to see the diferent parts ... portada libro antiguo rare book Title page: The title page is the page at or near the front which displays its title and author, usually together with information relating to the publication of the book.
Author:Author: Write the name of the author as accurate as possible.
Leave blank only if the author is unknown or is it a work as the Bible.
Printing year: Printing year Between 1450 and 1950.
Title page:
Printer: Printer sometimes found in the colophon (A printer's reference at the end of a book which usually gives the place of printing, name of the printer, and other details)
Edition: All the books printed from the same plates or setting of type form an edition - whether are not all the books are printed at the same time.
Every printed book has a first edition, but many never have subsequent editions.
While editions are distinguished from one another by whatever substantial changes have been made in the printing plates or type settings, a publisher requires a good reason for incurring the expense of resetting the type or creating new plates.
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Exlibris: A bookplate, also known as ex-libris [Latin, "from the books of..."], is usually a small print or decorative label pasted into a book,
often on the inside front cover, to indicate its owner. Simple typographical bookplates are termed "booklabels".
The name of the owner usually follows an inscription such as "from the books of ... " or "from the library of ... ", or in Latin, ex libris. Bookplates are important evidence for the provenance of books.
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Ex-Library Marks: A book which has signs that it was once owned by a public library or a private institution.
The signs range from minimal, unobtrusive marks or stamps to a book laden with stampings, card pockets, catalog numbers on the spine, etc.
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Inside the book:

Inside the book:Click here to see the diferent parts ... interior libro antiguo Engravings?: An engraving is a illustration or decoration printed from a metal plate or hardwood block.
Engravings? Yes No
Fullpage: Missing: Others: Missing:
Initial letters:An initial is a letter at the beginning of a work, a chapter, or a paragraph that is larger than the rest of the text. The word is derived from the Latin initialis, which means standing at the beginning. An initial often is several lines in height and sometimes ornately decorated.
How many?: Yes No    How many?
Book condition:
Fine; a book without significant defects and showing no signs of use beyond the lack of crispness or freshness present in a new book.
Very good; a book which shows some minor defects, but limited to those consistent with careful previous use. The defects should be minimal & insignificant.
Good; a bookthat clearly shows it has been used, but not abused, without having any serious defects caused by misuse, accidental or otherwise.
Fair; a book that is has serious defects, but retains the complete text and any plates or maps.
Poor; a book whose sole virtue is having retained the complete text in a readable form. It may be missing plates or maps; be heavily worn, soiled, etc.

I have read and accept the conditions: Yes No