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Re: New Book Releases
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Khamûl wrote:
Whoa, this is huge news. I did not expect this at all. It's great to hear that Christopher is still working away at all this. Really looking forward to this next year. Wonder if they'll do a Super Deluxe...

BH


Good news regrading Beren and Luthien, although there seems to be a bit of debate about exactly what this constitutes at this stage. Maybe we need another thread for Beren & Luthien?

Shame about the Deluxe Kullervo being Chinese. Be interested in learning whether it is good quality or not so good. The pictures I have seen of the other Chinese deluxes have been pretty unimpressive (The Hobbit and TftpR are both pretty bad from what I have seen).

With regards to "Limited Time Only", every deluxe has had that tag line. Has been true of The Hobbit and LOTR Deluxes for 11 years and counting.

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Re: Removing sticky-backed plastic lamination
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Khamûl wrote:
Stu, see if you can remove laminate from a DJ; that would be interesting. Plenty of laminated DJs out there...

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Yeah, my gut feel is that it would be tricky because of the delicate surface, plus you haven't got anything to pull against. Even heated, the adhesive would probablt have had enough tension to stretch unsecured paper fibres. Removing the laminate from the maps was certinly the most difficult bit, and whilst in this case I was able to remove it (and not really even leave any yellowing), I suspect that was unusual. It is something I will have a go with -- just need to keep my eyes open for suitable garage sale books to have an experiment on.

Posted on: 2016/10/18 14:42


Re: Removing sticky-backed plastic lamination
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Ta. I'm actually tempted to pick up some old junk books at some point with various ages and types of lamination and do some experimenting to figure out what seems to be removable and what isn't. I suspect most *isn't*, and I got a bit lucky in this case.

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Re: Removing sticky-backed plastic lamination
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Laurin666 wrote:
Good job. So this was a rewarding aquisition!
I'd be happy to own such a great copy of the book. You won't sell it?


Yes, victory clawed from the jaws of defeat! Sadly, it is not a duplicate, so will be making a new long-term home on my shelf next to the Pleasure in Reading edition! As much as the plastic was a pain to get off, it has kept the book in good condition overall.

Posted on: 2016/10/18 2:53


Removing sticky-backed plastic lamination
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I accidentally purchased a first impression Longmans Hobbit that was laminated (my fault -- didn't read the auction properly) for £22 a month or two back.

Anyway, I decided to try de-laminating it, as I figured I was willing to destroy it in the process. Cue one heat gun (at 120 C), isopropyl alcohol to remove residue, a craft knife and lots of care.

The good news is it worked pretty well, and I'm happy with my £22 purchase. Don't even think of trying this out unless you are willing to total the book, though.

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