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Re: The Silmarillion 1982 Super Deluxe #90 [eBay]
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What was the book though?
(Don't tell me one of your 1940 copies of The Hobbit!)
Anyone else any advice on loose gatherings/leaves? (--not that I don't appreciate your advice garm! )

BH

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Re: The Silmarillion 1982 Super Deluxe #90 [eBay]
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I see - well I've taken a book with a loose page to this binder (he was making a couple of clamshell boxes for me). I asked him if he'd take a look at my dodgy book, while I was there. He took said book over to the workbench; applied a scintilla of paste from a pot, with a brush; and after a few moments handed back the book - good as new!

Find a good local bookbinder - at least he/she will be able to advise you as to the best thing for your book.

Once again, well done!

Posted on: 2012/2/16 14:08


Re: The Silmarillion 1982 Super Deluxe #90 [eBay]
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Hmm... I'm not really sure if I'm too bothered garm. A bookbinder would surely have to pull it apart; replace endpapers etc? Even if this was all good, any future (although unlikely, as I won't sell it) buyer would be seriously put off by the knowledge that it had been restored in this (or "some", if this was poorly communicated) way.

If you were mad enough to grab it by the spine & shake it --these pages wouldn't come out. They're pretty well held in just by the pressure of neighbouring pages & the pressure of the gutter. Remember, it's not a loose leaf --it's a sheet; two leaves attached together --the fold is still deep in the gutter, well held in place just by the natural shape of the binding.

BH

Posted on: 2012/2/16 13:50
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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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More eBay revelations for you!

George,Allen & Unwin 1977 - True 1st Printing - Export Edition,no price on DJ as issued,printed by William Clowes with all relevant 1st issue points,white topped as opposed to the blue which was an after thought which is borne out by the fact that the 1st domestic editions had the blue top also,this is more rare

That blue dye: just an "afterthought"!

The Silmarillion - JRR Tolkien - 1st/1st - HB/DJ

BH


Posted on: 2012/2/16 13:31
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Re: The Silmarillion 1982 Super Deluxe #90 [eBay]
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I know a good bookbinder, if that's any help.

Posted on: 2012/2/16 13:25



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