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Antique dust

ghost stories

by Robert Westall

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Published by Viking in London, England, New York, N.Y., USA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ghost stories, English.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Robert Westall.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6073.E769 A58 1989
    The Physical Object
    Pagination213 p. ;
    Number of Pages213
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2063992M
    ISBN 100670812013
    LC Control Number88051906
    OCLC/WorldCa20590827

    Check the dust cover. If your book has a dust jacket, it's likely no older than the late 19th century, and probably much more recent, because these are fragile. The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, which has a collection of dust jackets, says . diy project: vintage-style book dustcovers. by Kate Pruitt. Looking at this picture, can you tell which of these books are actually hardbound? I’m not super fussy over the books on my shelves, but I will admit that sometimes a really garish or unattractive book spine will jump out from the bunch and irritate me every time I walk by.

    Mildew, broken spines, torn or faded dust jackets, cocked bindings and similar issues can conspire to move a desirable book from the display case to the bargain bin. Ok, that said, let's learn how we can keep your book collection from ruin when you need to . British author Westall, best known for The Machine Gunners and other juveniles, offers his first book for adults—a collection of antiquarian ghost stories … la M.R. James, with generally creepy results. Not all the seven stories—each told by or to the antiques dealer Geoffrey Ashden (whose own development&#;romance, marriage, adultery&#;is traced through them, though .

    Check and clean your books regularly, as dust can quickly accumulate on books. It is very important to remember that, if the conditions are right, dust can be a food source for mould and mildew, leading to an infestation which can weaken and irreversibly stain books and paper. To clean rare books: Remove the book from the shelf. Hold the book. Once the books have been cleaned, return books to the shelf in order. Shelves. Metal shelves are best cleaned with a magnetic wiping cloth, which attracts and holds dust with an electrostatic charge. Dust cloths that are chemically treated to hold dust can be used to clean shelves but are not appropriate for cleaning books.


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