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Books from the high end of Very Good to Fine are in "collectible condition" Books that say "otherwise very good" , "very good except for...." and "very good for its age" generally are not. You may love the book, but unless a 19th or 20th c book is in very nice condition, it will not be readily saleable and may not hold its value. There are exceptions to this, as with fragile picture books from the 30's or 19th c repaired fine pop-ups, but you would have to ask an experienced bookseller to evaluate the "collectibility" of a "Good" book. Sometimes older jackets in less than VG+ condition are acceptable with children's books. It depends on the book.

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