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Re: Repair <- vs -> conserve, a new thread.....
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: Repair <- vs -> conserve, a new thread.....
- From: Daniel Warren <warrend@RIDGECREST.CA.US>
- Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 18:34:35 -0800
- In-Reply-To: <199704290059.RAA19858@ridgecrest.ca.us>
- Message-Id: <199704290145.SAA17269@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
>Sue Dunlap wrote:
>>If this is an unethical way of doing this, please let me know.
>>I am in the process of starting my own book repair business. My
>>first customer is my church, which wants their hymnals fixed.
>Yes, I think it's unethical. First of all. if you are starting a
>repair business why don't you focus on old cars or worn
>washing-machines ? That's what a repair man (woman) does: repair
>broken machinery. You take out the worn/broken part, look in our
>repertorium, and order a new part and install it...
>But, this has nothing to do with restoration or conservation.
>So, if you ask for a price for "repairing" a "church book" I would
>suggest $ 1,95 (all in)......
Oh, come on. Was this response necessary? Some of us who read this list
are most definitely interested in the repair of books. We might "take out
a worn/broken" cover and install a new one. Perhaps if she had phrased it
"conserve a hymnal" you might not have taken such offense.
BTW, 2 questions:
1. If you have it in for book repair, why do you work at "Conservation and
Restoration of Books and Paper"?, and
2. What have you got against "church books"?