imaginary marks left on a book by the act of reading it
When you read a new book you get eyetracks all over it. Then it isn’t mint anymore.
1960 New Frontiers June 32
#5 is mailed with a protective cover which serves to cover Barr’s pic from eyetracks.
I tend to get eyetracks all over the books before I sell them.
The two Alice novels…show signs of having been read and read and read. But the trail of fingerprints and eyetracks indicates that I went right on to the next two novels.
Reflections in Amazing Stories 5/3
I’d read all my other books so often you could almost see the eyetracks all over them.
Travels with My Cats in Asimov’s Science Fiction Feb. 17
Research HistoryFred Galvin submitted a 1959 cite from Fancyclopedia II.
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