(date) = Published date not given, date obtained from associated material.

" = inch imperial measure about 2.5 centimetres or the breadth of your thumb.

4to = quarto Book size.

8vo = octavo Book size.

b. date = Date of birth.

bds = boards.

BL = British Library. Listed in their reference collection of printed works.

b/w = black and white.

c date = Date Approximate..

CBC = Children's Book Club.

cm = centimetres Metric length measure, about the width of your little finger.

col = colour.

cp = cover price. The original price of the book. With dustwrappers usually found on the front flap.
If this is cut off, then the book is described as 'price clipped' or pc.

d = pence One twelfth of a shilling (see s.. Hence the price two shillings and six pence would be written as 2s 6d, although sometimes written as 2/6 where a price was expected.

d. date = Date of death.

d/w = dustwrapper.

edn = edition.

eps = endpapers.

ffep = front free endpaper.

fldate/s = Period of known activity.

hbk = hardback

illus = illustration/s; illustrator/s.

imp = impression. Hence '3rd imp' is the third printing.

JM = Julie M. One of my friends, who has some editions I haven't.

lib = library.

mag = magazine.

ME = Monica Edwards.

MEAS or M*E*A*S = The Monica Edwards Appreciation Society.

mm = millimetre Metric measure: one tenth of a centimetre (cm).

No. = number.

PBFA = Provincial Booksellers' Fairs Association.

pbk = paperback

pc = price clipped. The cover price has been removed.

pp = pages.

s = shilling(s) One twentieth of a pound (£ or GBP) see also d.

SCE = Shelley Edwards.

SE = Sean Edwards.

WW2 = 'World War 2': 1939-1945