I know they must have their reasons and I know a lot of really nice ones too....but what about "stamp happy" librarians?? Have they nothing better to do??
96 hand coloured plates in this rare book...every plate stamped :(
A rare book with a stamp can be worth 60% less than one without....Look at the last Shakespear 1st folio sold in the UK a few years ago, stamps all over it (see my newsletter)....sold for £2.8m.......The auctioneers were disappointed at the absence of most of the big spenders....I wonder why?
Oxidation can cause serious problems.
I hate oxidation...especially when foxing has had a go at it too!
Shame nothing can be done about the UV damage to the right of this page. I stopped the brittleness in the paper by placticising it, removed the oxidation, removed 2 mildew spores and re-sized the paper, but unfortunately there is no cure for sunlight damage....At least it proves it's the same page though!
I hate the damp!
Page tears...How do they happen?
Especially missing bits.....What do you do when that happens?....How do you know what is missing??
All this before you even bind the damn book!
I know! I don't know how I do it either! :)
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