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effects of preservatives on value
- To: Multiple recipients of list BOOK_ARTS-L <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: effects of preservatives on value
- From: Government Documents Smurf <richmonda@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 12 Jul 1996 11:49:44 EST
- Message-id: <199607121551.LAA29654@listserv.syr.edu>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
A friend and I have been debating about the effect on the value of a leather-
bound book by using a preservative, such as Fredelka Formula. He claims that
by using such a preservative, you alter the book sufficiently so as to greatly
reduce (sorry about the split infinitive) the value of the book. I disagree.
Although I believe that a book in pristine condition (not in need of such
preservation treatment) would be more valuable than one which is preserved
by such treatment, I don't think it alters the book, it merely preserves it.
Can someone help us settle this debate?