light abrasion to covers from sliding book in and out of place on shelf, dark or brightly-colored bindings or dust jackets may show slight loss of color. White dust jackets may have slightly darkened areas. Normal shelfwear for a book that has been often referred to.
Describes the condition of a books' outer case which is scuffed, whether on the board-cloth, at the board edges, or the spine edges. A book which receives fairly heavy use and which is re-shelved frequently, often has rubbed bottom edges.
Paper or cardboard of which a face has been given a homogenous and shiny aspect by drying it on contact with a heated polished metal roller (part of the drying process of the paper machine). The other face of the paper or cardboard remains relatively rough.