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Re: BOOK COLLECTING: Moving Your Collection!
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(Stu) I think you'll hit the nail on the head regarding the dustjackets (with Modern 1st Editions). You basically want to stop the dustjacket moving; provided you can do that you've won half the battle.

Because I individually wrapped each hardback, movement of the jacket in respect to the book was prevented, and movement within the boxes was minimal (with bubblewrap against bubblewrap). And, because the bubblewrap was round each a couple of times, the overall protection afforded to the ~12/box (top, bottom, & sides) was more than adequate. I also felt there was a fair amount of protection from moisture; although it wasn't such an issue when I moved.

You've probably also got to watch that books are packed flat within each box, and you've avoided the temptation to put some in vertically to fill some gap! Then, the weight of boxes on boxes comes into play once actually moving; and those books may have weight pushing against the boards and spine in a damaging way.

I did have some volumes already tightly held in polythene bags, but I didn't employ the use of clingfilm or paper in packing. Regardless, it's going to take you a long time. But is certainly worth it for the protection of your Collection; which after all has probably taken you years to assemble.

If I was going to pack again, I'd proably have padded the bottom of the boxes better. I didn't have any problem with just plain brown sticky tape, but I suppose you'd want to use something like duct tape (as Wayne states) if not moving the boxes yourself.

When Christina moved to the U.S. from London, she had almost no furniture but a lot of books (about 6,000 volumes)...


I like this -no furniture! I can just imagine Christina making a little table out of a few books lying around in order to eat her dinner.

10,000+ is a bit excessive don't you think Wayne? My one question is: do you and Christina have a (complete?) written (or more probably computer archived) list of all the books in your collection?

(In fact, no, I have more than one question!) Do you still remember what books are Christina's and what books are yours? Particularly books that you bought before the joining of the collections. Or is it definitively just 'one' collection now? And, is this (do you think/speculate) the biggest single collection of Tolkienalia in the World in private hands?

In fact just talk about your fabulous collection ...

BH

Posted on: 2008/10/24 1:49
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by the way... what do you think of Tolkien's translation of "The Lord of the Rings" into " i Turin i Cormaren "? Never seen it as such before.

I'm not a linguist, but find it interesting none the less. Tolkien in one place rendered "The Lord of the Rings" as _Heru i Million_ in Quenya, but the word Mil or Millë for ring does not appear elsewhere; in the Lord of the Rings itself, Tolkien twice uses the word corma, in which case the title should have be Heru i Cormaron.

The Sindarin equivalent would be Hîr i Chyrf, but I don't actually know if Sindarin had the word corf = corma. Anyone can help?

Also this was written to "Philip Brown" and Tolkien invited him because he had the "right qualifications", anyone knows anything about a Philip Brown? They communicated both by writing on Merton Collage cards. Tolkien did write a first invitation to Brown on the 30th of May 1973 and then some communication back and forward. They saw each other on the 6th of June 1973. Anyone knows anyhting?

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Re: 2005 Aston Conference Proceedings
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At present, no-one in the US is selling it. It is so expensive because, at around 850 A4 pages, it is very heavy; the extra cost to the US is all taken up by mailing costs, I'm afraid.

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Re: 2005 Aston Conference Proceedings
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Is there any easier way of purchasing this than through TS? I live in the US and $30 for surface mail seems a bit expensive. Is anyone in the US selling it? Also, why are these proceedings so expensive (they're not even HBs)? The cost reminds me of Drout's Tolkien Encyclopedia. I eventually picked up a copy of it by combining my Barnes and Noble membership with a Barnes and Noble gift card & a 50% off coupon. If I could only find a deal like that I might buy this set. :)

Posted on: 2008/10/23 21:44


Re: BOOK COLLECTING: Moving Your Collection!
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Moving 6000 volumes! You guys always make me feel so inadequate! :)

Well I am in the process of moving from Western Australia to Brisbane, and I have started packing up the book collection. Probably 750 books all up, but only 150 or so are my Tolkien hardback collection with maybe another thirty Tolkien paperbacks).

I am taking the route of individually wrapping each of the hardbacks in removalist paper (not sure about the acid status of this paper, but apart from the various slipcased Deluxe Editions, the books all have DJ protectors, so the actual contact of the paper to the books is minimal - it's more to stop the DJ moving relative to the book and to provide a bit of bump protection) and then these are going into bubblewrap-lined book removal boxes with extra reinforcement and lots of crumpled removalist paper between each book.

I think moisture is going to be the biggest enemy, so I was also planning on lining the boxes with a sealed thick bin liner and then taping this carefully to absolutely seal the boxes against moisture and the probably significant variations in temperature and humidity that may occur during transit and storage (the other thought I had was to clingfilm each individual paper-wrapped volume - but that seems like a lot of effort if I can effectively seal the boxes, but I may still just do this for the 30 or so most important books).

And then I have to get the sword collection prepped for storage (lots of heavy oil) and wrapped... Sigh

Stu

Posted on: 2008/10/23 21:03



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