Old NJ history books

JIMBO

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Mar 31, 2003
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I recently purchased a 4-volume set about the history of NJ published in 1902. Some of the pages are still folded and not yet cut apart how is the best way to cut them. I am not a book collector but something this old should in my option be handled with care. Any advice would be appreciated.
 

Ben Ruset

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Do you mean that when the book was bound some pages were not cut correctly?

I may be wrong but I believe that printing errors like that make the book more valuable.
 

jokerman

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My "Down Jersey" book has pages like that. I stupidly pulled them apart while reading it. My advice is to pull a sharp razor along the concave side in multiple strokes until it pulls apart. That is if you are not worried about it losing value for the change in condition.
 

JIMBO

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Thanks yes it is a binding error, I am not really worried about value and all of the pages look cut after binding not neatly sliced like modern books.