Dust jacket protection

Dust jacket protection

Dec 7, 2017 - in General Collecting Forum
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Hello all,

I was wondering what preferences you guys have concerning protection for dust jackets? Although I have bought some books which already had d/j protection, I have never applied this myself (having always preferred the original look and feel of a dust jacket). Nevertheless, there are now quite some books in my collection for which, I feel, it is rather necessary to preserve their condition.

Is there a lot of difference in the material for the protective cover (polypropylene, polyester, vinyl, mylar(?))? Is there any specific brand you would recommend? Preference in style (foil-only cover? Foil + paper sleeve?
And as a bonus question: how do you protect books without dust jacket?

Thanks in advance for sharing your, without a doubt, valuable opinions!

Thomas
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By Stu

Re: Dust jacket protection

Dec 7, 2017 - in General Collecting Forum
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I have a few of different types, but the last couple of rolls have been Brodart Just-A-Fold III, which is polyester.

With some clever taping (with the tape never being exposed to the suface of the book, of course), you can protect a book without a jacket. This is a faff, but I have done it a couple of times. I have also created jackets specifically to provide protection on the shefl on a couple of occasions, e.g. for the Longmans editions, which never had jackets. Mostly, I just keep books like those in darkness, though.



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