Bygone Books
Collectable Books
Vintage Books

Bygone Books FAQs - Vintage Books - Collectable and Rare Books

What is Bygone Books?

Bygone Books is a Second-hand book business that sells old, rare and collectable books, operated by Jayne Wilson.

Our Products/Services

A wide range and selection of Old, Rare and Collectable books.

Book Description / Terminology

HB / Hardcover
Date published / Publication date/year of the book publication
Plates / Colour or B/W illustrated pages
Pastedown / Paper illustration stuck on cover usually covering whole front of cover or page
Bumped / Rubbed and fluffed corners on cover or pages
Fluffed / Rubbed and worn page edges or cover
DJ / Paper illustrated covering for book, ie: dustjacket
Title Page / Page with book title,author and illustrator on it,contains book information
Browned / Pages browned
Marked / Tiny brown marks,spots or stains
Clipped / Inner corner of dustjacket cut off
Publisher / Who published book
Author / Who wrote book
Spine / Bind of book that holds book together
Frep / First page of book,page before frontpiece
Frontpiece / aka frontispiece colour / B/W usually illustrated and opposite title page
Inscriptions / Writing or messages written in book
Gilt / Gold thin leafing used for lettering or decorating book covers
Boards / Book cover
Bind / What holds book together,eg: staples,cloth,cotton etc
Endpapers / Inner pages attached to front and back boards
Embossed / Stamped or pressed image or decoration on a cover
Series / Set of books or One of a group or series of books
Internally / Inside book
Nicked / Small or tiny rips to page edges
Stamps / Library or bookseller stamps
Marked / Tiny brown marks,fingerprints,scuffs,spotted
Worn / Rubbed,bumped,marked,torn,well used
Glossy / Shiny cover
Intact / Well bound,together,not falling apart
Faded / Colour worn or dulled
Warped / Slightly out of shape
Ends / Top and bottom of spine
Spotted / Brown spots and marks
Rare / Hard to find,limited editions
Collectible / Sought after or wanted
Condition / State book is in
Endboards / Inside of cover
Sleeve / Covering for book
Adhesive / Plastic Sticky covering
Decoration / Illustration or design on cover
Good / Reasonable,good reading condition,mildly worn,not worn out or badly damaged
Poor / Well used, Worn,damaged,torn and marked,not of very good condition

Pricing Currency

Books are priced competitively in Australian Dollars (AUD)

Payment Methods

Pay via Paypal / Credit Card, or
Pay direct to bank account (Australia Only)
Please note: No orders sent until funds confirmation.

Shipping/Packaging & Postage (P+P)

Postage costs:
Australian Orders - Book have all FREE postage

International Orders

- As overseas postage costs vary substantially, we will need to calculate postage based on the location that you provide.
Please proceed with the checkout process and follow the prompts to Request a Shipping Quote. We will contact you within 2 business days.
If you have any questions, please email

Books sent in any quantity.

Shipped within 7-10 days.
Packaged in bubble pack, Cardboard, Postal bags.
Books sent through Australia Post at normal postal costs depending on where sent.
Customers pay ALL postage fees and can have Postal Insurance at their cost if wished.
Any customer unsatisfied with their purchase can return book/s at their cost to receive refund.

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