Definition of term:: Else

  • "Other than," for instance "else fine" after noting some flaws. One distinguished bookseller claims that citing flaws and then calling a book "else fine" is akin to calling a girl pretty, "except for her face." But in the real world a book can have some flaws and still be a fine copy if the flaws are mentioned and are so minor as to not knock the condition down a peg.
French: Sinon
Source: What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources