Make sure there are no rolls near the spine, as in the book quickly curves up making it uneven. The surface nice and smooth, no dents. The spine has no color breaking indentations, the corners crisp and not rounded. This was a special variant shipped in a bag & board, so I doubt anyone outside of the printer/packager has handled it, so it should be in good shape. No major damage to the corners and you should be okay.. Even in 9.6 this book will sell well.
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