|08-29-2010, 12:14 AM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2010
Device: Nook, K3, Fire, Nexus 7
Preserving a 1721 Urry Chaucer?
I recognize that an eBook forum might not be the best place for this question but I'll give it a whirl.
My wife inherited a copy of the works of Chaucer published by John Urry in 1721. A quick search on the internet shows that it likely worth at least a couple grand.
This is what we have (picture from wikipedia)
It's been sitting on our buffet for a while now and I can't help but think that we should be doing something to protect it.
Does anyone know anything about preserving old books that would be helpful? I have no idea where to start.
|08-29-2010, 12:53 AM||#2|
I'm watching you!
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Sunny Coast Qld, OZ
Device: Sony PRS-900
You might want to ask montsnmags, I think he has a thing for old pbooks.
|08-29-2010, 01:50 AM||#3|
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: the Mortuary
Device: Kindle 2
Try the Library or a Museum near you.
They should be able to help you out.
Rare book dealers might be helpful, also.
|08-29-2010, 02:24 AM||#4|
The Grand Mouse 高貴的老鼠
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Norfolk, England
Device: Kindle Voyage
Although you might want to scan/photograph the pages first, and make your own ebook version...
Last edited by pdurrant; 08-29-2010 at 02:27 AM.
|08-29-2010, 03:08 AM||#5|
It's about the umbrella
Join Date: Jan 2009
Device: Sony 505| K Fire | KK 3G+Wi-Fi | iPhone 3Gs |Vista 32-bit Hm Prem w/FF
I found a some information, which opened my eyes to what is really necessary for protection.
19.Archival and Manuscript Collections and Rare Books -
plus How To Care For Bound Archival Materials
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