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Re: How to fix warped covers?

>Resent-Date: Mon, 17 Oct 1994 20:17:25 -0400
>Date: Mon, 17 Oct 1994 20:13:20 -0400
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>From: Steve Saxe <sos@westnet.com>
>To: Jim Maxwell <jmaxwell@Arasmith.COM>
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>On Mon, 17 Oct 1994, Jim Maxwell wrote:
>> I have just acquired a rather scarce technical book, printed in Japan in
>> 1954.  Both its front and back covers are uniformly warped, bulging upward
>> from top to bottom, downward from side to side.  There is no evidence of
>> water damage either on the cloth binding or on the pages of the book.  It's
>> as if the cloth had shrunk, bending the covers smoothly in the process.
>> Can anyone give me a hint as to how to fix this problem, or who might be
>> able to fix it for me?  Although only 50 years old and probably not a
>> true rarity, I've been looking for a copy for over ten years, so I don't
>> want to simply put it aside and wait until the next copy shows - that may
>> never happen.
>>From your description it seems as though the covers are permanently 
>warped, and I can't think of any remedy for that. The same sometimes 
>happens with books printed & bound in England, in a constantly damp 
>environment, when they arrive in steam-heated, dry U.S. spaces. If the 
>book is not being bought for possible resale, but just for reading, I 
>think the answer is to have the book re-bound.
> Stephen O. Saxe     sos@westnet.com
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