cottonwoodbooks at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 1 12:22:33 EST 2005
Looking again, all of mine are "brothers and sisters". All belonging to the same previous owners. Interestingly, all men. Agreed, this "glazing"/ shellac must have been featured in a magazine or something. Really looking now, mine all date to the 1940s. My earliest is a Fall of '39 copy.
Sharon Biederman <sbiederm at nova.umuc.edu> wrote:
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
> 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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