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Re: conserving dust jackets

>Can people recommend ways to reinforce and preserve the dustjackets?  I
>Also, one of the books is a hardcover bound in cloth, and it's warping
>outward.  A friend who's a bookbinding hobbyist says the cloth seems to
>have shrunk, and it's pulling the boards up.  Is there any way to reverse
>this process?  The endpapers are also cockling slightly (if that's the
>right term - the glue has certainly let go here and there, and there are
>air bubbles under parts of the paper.)
>This is Ted Hughes' *Cave Birds* with illustrations by Leonard Baskin,
>and I'd really like to preserve it if I can. Actually, it's copyright
>1978, so not very old!
        I also have that book, and it has the same problem.  My daughter
bought it in a second hand store in San Francisco and was apolegetic, she
thought that she had done something wrong with its care.  Please share any
good tips you might receive off list.  Charlie Jones

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