If you're not sure what 'foxing' or 'chipped' and some of the other book-world terminology means, check out our definitions here. We try to translate most of the book terms used in our descriptions. At times, certain book words are ideal to explain a facet of book construction or book condition. One word can say it better than ten or more. We hope you will find it fun to expand your knowledge of book terms that have been in existence for a century or more among book sellers and buyers. We hope our images help.