Fwd: Re: I bought a book that stinks

J B Krygier jbkrygier at owu.edu
Tue Aug 1 22:41:02 EDT 2006


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> From: "John" <jwol at fast.net>
> To: <modlib at algol.owu.edu>
> Subject: RE: I bought a book that stinks
> Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2006 22:15:26 -0400
>
> When I sell a book on eBay I mention that it has no strong offensive =
> odor.
> I do that because I bought a book once and upon opening, the odor  
> was so
> strong it curled my hair.  I complained and the seller accepted the =
> return. I was out shipping both ways and I did not leave feedback.
>
>
>
>> From time to time I come across a book with a strong musty odor.   
>> In =
>>
> fact, I
> can see from where I am sitting a hardcover copy of The War In  
> Outline I
> bought via ABE in December.  It had a strong odor, so I set the book =
> upright
> with the pages spread as much as possible.  After eight months (it  
> is a
> tough copy to find) the odor has reduced to an acceptable level. You =
> will
> need patience.  I don't like to do it, but once I hung a book  
> between =
> two
> cloths lines, one cover pinned to each line, leaving the pages to  
> aerate =
> in
> the breeze.  It helped quite a bit.
>
> =20
>
> Also, Henry offers some ideas on page 191 of his guide.  I don't  
> recall
> where, but I think I also read he closed a book in a box with a =
> deodorizer.
>
> =20
>
> John Wolansky
>
> =20
>



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