"Glazed" spines

Sharon Biederman sbiederm at nova.umuc.edu
Tue Mar 1 09:39:12 EST 2005


    I've seen dozens of MLs with shellac applied to spines or sometimes
the whole book.  At some point there must have been an article in a
magazine advising this practice because the instances are too frequent to
explain by coincidence.


On Mon, 28 Feb 2005, John Krygier wrote:

> On Feb 27, 2005, at 4:16 PM, Cottonwood Books wrote:
> > On several MLs, without their DJs the spines, and only the spines, are 
> > sorta glazed.  Anyone know anything about these, or what this glaze 
> > is?  The ones I have are not X-Lib.
> I have one that seems to have shellac on it, maybe this is the same
> thing.  I assume someone thought they were helping to preserve the
> book.
> There seems to be some olde book collector supplies that were not
> healthy for books.  For example, the old dust jacket covers with
> the black tape along the top and bottom of the jacket (that, of
> course, sticks to the DJ and book in some cases).
> Something for the "what were they thinking" files.
> john k.

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