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I apologize if you've already seen this... but if you haven't, this video has some extremely helpful tips on how to deal with inscriptions and tearing and how to remove book lean. Highly recommended:






Edit: Trotter, added his other guides in as well, if you have any books that you want to feature 'In the wonders of' thread on this site, then these guides are invaluable

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ROFL.

Posted on: 2016/11/25 18:46


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Just tried his advice on my 1st Impression Hobbit, what an improvement

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Not bad, right?? I tried that 'two direction' eraser trick on my 1915 Oxford Poetry 1st... the inscription it had on the ffep is completely invisible now! And I only ripped through two of the pages in the process!

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I believe the correct approach is to simply remove the page. Wait, with that level of dishonesty, I could become a book dealer.

Actually, if you do look at the pictures from one of the more prominent dealers, you do often see a lot of little bits of eraser residue where things have been "tidied up"... Unfortunately it does tend to leave a shiny finish in areas that otherwise would have been flat, so it a naughty practice.

Posted on: 2016/11/26 15:44






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