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Re: Thinking of selling Silmarillion. red leather bound edition (limited 1000 )
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Same copy being re-sold.

Personally, I don't think the condition of this one justifies the asking price. It is a little bit grotty, I think. Definitely looks to have been badly stored.

eBay Item #182208816146

Posted on: 7/17 16:36:10


Re: Pages upside down
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I'd agree with Tapuvae.

There is a thread here (http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/n ... hp?topic_id=2505&forum=15) from the last time this kind of question came up.

Posted on: 7/13 14:09:56


Re: Thinking of selling Silmarillion. red leather bound edition (limited 1000 )
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Tapuvae wrote:
So this is a more general question but is there a way to press out the dog ears on book like they do with comics? And, the million dollar question is whether anything can be done to remove foxing. Google turns up several remedies but...

Looking back at his images, the coloring of the leather is curious. Other online photos of this volume don't show a pure red leather either, it always appears a bit mottled. But one wonders if the foxing indicates storage conditions conducive to leather effects of a similar nature.



No way to remove foxing (It can be done page by page with the pages removed by soaking in a "magic solution", which varies depending on the reason for the foxing, but in practical terms the answer is no. The solution is washed out and the pages are dried (pressed between two sheets of glass, IIRC)).

I have (one time) removed mild dog ears and creases with the application of a little heat and small amount of isopropyl alcohol to relax the fibres. I wouldn't attempt anything like this on a book with value, though, and it is going to depend on the paper.

I don't have a copy of the book, so not sure about the leather. Certainly the 1987 Hobbits are very variable, from an almost comedic bright green on some copies to a very dark colour on others, so there may be similar variations in the Sils? Foxing usually implies storage in a place with an elevated RH (not necessarily by much, depending on the impurities in the paper), and I have definitely seen leather finishes become mottled in that situation.

Posted on: 7/13 14:01:03


Re: Pages upside down
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I think the standard reply is that this is a printing error that devalues the book tremendously.

Posted on: 7/13 13:40:23


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I have a copy of the fellowship of the ring fourth impression that has pages bound upside down. Has anyone else seen this? What does it mean for the relevance of this copy?
Mitch

Posted on: 7/13 13:13:26



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