Definitions for "Reading Copy"
Keywords:  worn, book, poor, marginalia, raggedy
Refers to the condition of a book that is sufficiently worn.
A book in poor condition; it may be scuffed, stained, soiled, spotted, and have a raggedy binding, and therefore not be collectible, but it does contain the complete text. Also called a working copy. See also condition.
Where the condition of the book is poor but the content and text is still legible.
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