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Re: Book Objects



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On Sun, 8 Mar 1998, QUEERBOOKS wrote:

>
> The most disturbing book I've ever seen was a copy of "Billy Budd" with an
> intricately crafted brass cover.  The collector who owned the copy proudly
> told me that the book could never be touched by the human hand because the
> oils from the skin would permanently damage the finish.  White gloves, please!
>
If you cover it with some lacquer to protect it, you can lick the thing if
you want without harming it.  The oils from the skin do attack the brass
if it's not coated WITH some transparent chemical, and it eventually
develops a deep, and IMHO, aesthetically pleasing brown colour.  It always
occurs evenly, (unless it hits something particularily bad in one spot)
and looks quite nice.  TTYL!



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