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Specialist Bookdealers in
Crafts, Textiles
Fashion & Costume
Art & Design
...Cover to Cover 252 Balmoral Drive, Southport, UK Tel. 44 (0)1704 231443 E-mail
Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky, My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them! I'll have a long beard by the time I read them.
Arnold Lobel
When I get a little money, I buy books: and if any is left, I buy food and clothes. Erasmus
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Terms & Conditions Abbreviations

We aim to provide a large range of secondhand, antiquarian and collectable
books, especially those related to

Crafts, Textiles,
Fashion and Costume and Art & Design

together with a few items of ephemera and other things which may be of interest.

Clickable thumbnails of books are being added all the time. Please email me if you would like scanned images of particular titles.

Please e-mail me if you would like further details of any book listed.

When ordering please include the Order Reference No. and your
e-mail address or 'phone number and we will contact you to confirm the order and carriage charges.

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Terms & Conditions:

All prices quoted are in Pounds sterling (GBP). Payment may be made by cheque in GB Pounds and drawn on a UK bank or by International Money Order (IMO) made out in Pounds. Cash (Pounds, Euros and US Dollars) can be sent at the buyer's own risk.
Payment is required in advance except to known customers. PayPal is accepted - please use for payment. If
you wish to use credit cards please use PayPal.

All books are returnable within seven days of receipt. A full refund will be given if not as described, otherwise a refund of the price of the book only. Please contact by e-mail in the first instance.

The weight of each book is given in the description as a rough guide to shipping costs. The weight given does not include packaging material. All books are despatched securely wrapped in an inner bag, bubblewrap and in a padded envelope.

DEALERS: We are happy to drop-ship on your behalf. We offer a standard 10% discount on orders over £10.00 on request. We can ship on invoice if required. Larger discounts and free carriage for orders over £200.00

Be sure to include the address to which you wish your order to be sent.














Abbrevations used in book descriptions

A book described, for example, as VG/P means that the book is in Very Good condition and its dust wrapper is in Poor condition. The condition of the book is placed first and the condition of the wrapper (if there is one) is placed second. This grading system is based on the amount of use a book has had. Older books may have defects not caused by use, such as fading, foxing or dust soiling. Any such defect is included in the description. Some of the other abbreviations used in the descriptions are explained below.

aeg - all edges gilt

bds - boards
bmp - bump
brning - browning
btm - bottom
b/w - black & white

chps - chips
clth - cloth
crsing - creasing
cvrs - covers

d/w - dustwrapper

edn - edition
eps - end papers

F - Fine
fep - front (free) end paper
fr - front
frmt - format

G - Good

hd - head
hnge - hinge

ills - illustrations
illus - illustrated
inscr - inscription

jnt - joint

lh - left hand
lib - library
lrge - large

M - Mint
min - minimal
mssg - missing

o/w - otherwise

P - Poor
pb - paperback
pd - pastedown
pict - pictorial
pp - pages
pres - presentation
prtg - printing

rbbing - rubbing
rbs - rubs
rep - reprint
rh - right hand

sim - similar
sl - slight
sm - small
sp -spine
stmp - stamp
stn - stain

teg - top edge gilt
trs - tears

v - very
VG - Very Good

wr - wear

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