Brand-new, never-used hardback textbook. Although book is completely NEVER used (no indicators of ever before having actually been opened!), the cover has a few "dings" on the corner. To better explain, picture holding a new book above your desk, and afterwards touching your desk with the corner of the book. The edge gets a bit "curved" or "mooshed" as we may say. So, the book is still "NEW" but it is not the image of "outright excellence." I think possibilities excellent you may not even see, however I am particularly fussy, so I really feel bound to direct this out! However, I will certainly claim this: you will NOT be dissatisfied!