auctions |  biography | message boards | faq | links | bibliography | multimedia | exclusives | gifts | home |
Hemingway Travel Stickers

got Papa? shirts, mugs and more!
Custom Euro Oval Stickers
Oval Stickers and Euro Stickers

  Active TopicsActive Topics  Display List of Forum MembersMemberlist  Search The ForumSearch  HelpHelp
  RegisterRegister  LoginLogin
General Questions (Forum Locked Forum Locked)
 Ernest Hemingway Message Boards : General Questions
Subject Topic: First edition dust jacket restoration Post ReplyPost New Topic
Message << Prev Topic | Next Topic >>
New Member
New Member

Joined: 16 October 2006
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2
Posted: 16 October 2006 at 9:51pm | IP Logged Quote Craig

I have recently aquired a 1st/1st. 'Death In The Afternoon', and am considering having its dust jacket prof. restored. I am unsure as to if this is a wise choice from a collectors standpoint. It is in two pieces currently (seperated at spine) but , aside from this, it is still in quite good condition. Would it be less desirable as a restored jacket, and would the restoration costs outweigh its value? I am unsure of what the restoration would cost, or how far I should go with the restoration.

Any thoughts would be appreciated!
Back to Top View Craig's Profile Search for other posts by Craig
Paul Hammersten

Joined: 15 August 2005
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1220
Posted: 17 October 2006 at 5:44pm | IP Logged Quote Paul Hammersten


I would not restore the jacket. could make a laser color copy of it to put on the book if you or anyone else wants to read the edition. Then keep the original jacket in a safe place until you sell your book.



Paul D. Hammersten
Back to Top View Paul Hammersten's Profile Search for other posts by Paul Hammersten Visit Paul Hammersten's Homepage

Joined: 12 August 2005
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 86
Posted: 17 October 2006 at 7:16pm | IP Logged Quote bookman

I agree about not restoring the dust jacket. With some rare books, that can go either way in terms of value.
If it were me, I'd place the jacket in an archival quality dust jacket cover(Brodart Just-A-Fold III is good), fitting the pieces together carefully and leave it on the book. It will hold the jacket together and look like an intact jacket, as well as preserve and protect it. Most collectors like to display the book with jacket on, and this allows them to do so without diminishing its value (as long as it's not overhandled).

Back to Top View bookman's Profile Search for other posts by bookman

Sorry, you can NOT post a reply.
This forum has been locked by a forum administrator.

  Post ReplyPost New Topic
Printable version Printable version

Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot create polls in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Powered by Web Wiz Forums version 7.92
Copyright ©2001-2004 Web Wiz Guide

biography | message boards | faq | links | bibliography | multimedia | exclusives | gifts | home

All pages copyright 1996-2017 The Hemingway Resource Center &
A, LLC Website

Custom Euro Oval Stickers
Oval Stickers and Euro Stickers