Thoughts on rebinding rare books

Discussion in 'Books' started by Bev aka thelmasstuff, May 3, 2016.

  1. Bev aka thelmasstuff

    Bev aka thelmasstuff Colored pencil artist extraordinaire ;)

    Yay or nay? We have a couple of 18th century books found at an estate sale. Bindings gone or in bad condition. I have an early 19th century book with an ok binding, but would like it better.
     
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  2. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    There are literally a trillion books out there, maybe not that many but....it all depends on what book it is, edition, etc.
     
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  3. afantiques

    afantiques Well-Known Member

    If you bear in mind that a decent binding will almost certainly cost you more than the book is worth, go for it. In a couple of hundred years someone may thank you.
     
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  4. Bev aka thelmasstuff

    Bev aka thelmasstuff Colored pencil artist extraordinaire ;)

    These aren't for resale until I die. Hopefully, a long time down the road.
     
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  5. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    If longevity is the issue and resale isn't a priority, go for it. A lot of 18th century books are just old books. The exceptions are some things printed in the US or Canada.
     
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  6. David107

    David107 New Member

    Old books are a treasure to keep.
     
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  7. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    So are old chairs !!:inpain:
     
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