On faded, darkened, stained DJ spines

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Thu Apr 5 16:31:01 EDT 2001

In a message dated 4/5/01 12:37:09 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
kamins at dogeared.com writes:

> I notice different degrees of deterioration starting on older (pre-1955 
> or so) dust jacket spines and am curious as to the cause. Sometimes the 
> colors are faded, which I take to be the effects of sunlight. 
> But at other times the spine is darkened, and the darkening goes clear 
> through to the inverse. At first I took this to be the effects of tobacco 
> smoke, but often there's no tobaccoy smell.
> At other times I see darkening along with what appears to be 
> damp-staining, but there's no corresponding color running on the boards 
> leading me to believe the book hasn't been wet.
> What causes these various forms of deterioration, and can anything be 
> done about it?

I can't help you. All my Balloon cloth and BL djs are pristine!!!
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