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I posted another book with a stain so I thought since I have no idea how to grade anything with a stain (or water damage) I'd pass this along to you smart fella's and gals. There is a pretty significant water stain on the back cover as you can see... I purchased this off a local Vancouver dealer/collector who was very up front about the stain and priced it accordingly. Thoughts?









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Being conservative with the obvious stress lines w/color break and the stain on the rear cover I cannot go higher than FN 6.0.

6.0 FINE (FN):  Back to Top
An above-average copy that shows minor wear but is still relatively flat and clean with no significant creasing or other serious defects. Some accumulation of minor bindery/printing defects is allowed. Minor cover wear apparent, with minor to moderate creases. Inks show a significant reduction in reflectivity. Blunted corners are more common, as is minor staining, soiling, discoloration, and/or foxing. Stamped or inked arrival dates may be present. A minor spine roll is allowed. There can also be a 1/4" spine split or severe color break. Staples may show minor discoloration. Minor staple tears and a few slight stress lines may be present, as well as minor rust migration. Paper is tan to brown and fairly supple with no signs of brittleness. Minor interior tears at the margin may be present. Centerfold may be loose.

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