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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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Re: Tolkien Dedication
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This book was signed on the 6th of June 1973:
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And this card on 30th May 1973:
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Just to show how similar the signature is around that period.

Posted on: 2008/10/23 13:13


Re: Bulgarian books section updated
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Still a good point - the "Book" section used to be category headings, but I combined all the little tables into one big one so you could sort them by date if you wanted to. I added the volume names as I do think it is helpful on the main page as well as on the individual book pages. Thanks!

Posted on: 2008/10/22 22:00
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Re: Bulgarian books section updated
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Somehow I think that LotR-volumes with individual titles (the 2002 issue) should be indicated in English with the volume title (in addition to LotR) as well. The Bulgarian titles actually say 'Fellowship of the Ring', 'Two Towers' and 'Return of the King'. Not that I know Bulgarian, but I do know Cyrillic script, and picked up just enough Russian from Mark Hookers books on Russian translations of Tolkien to be able to identify the titles.

-- Ah, now I see the info is given on the linked pages. Oh well.

Posted on: 2008/10/22 20:34
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