Rubbing alcohol is a universal cleaner, for dust jackets, computer and smart phone screens, the inside of car windows, even your skin. In my view, the use of a pure mylar book cover on a hardcover book without a dust jacket still poses a problem of getting the cover folds to stay in place without the use of tape the books are too. In addition to providing protection to the cover of your book, our dust jackets include two 3. A dust jacket is a loose paper cover which is put on a book to protect it. Nineteenthcentury dustjackets is a comprehensive general history of publishers dust jackets during the first century of their use. This space can be used for any number of things, such as a book summary or an about the author section. A book with its dust jacket present will always bring a premium. The book examines when and why publishers began to issue dustjackets, the subsequent growth of their use, and the role they played in marketing. To the right of the save in text box, click the dropdown arrow and select your period folder. Apply brodart brodex with a clean soft cloth and wipe carefully. If the stain is the result of food spilled on the book, remove that first. Brodex is designed to be one of the best cleaning products you can buy for. First method to clean a dust jacket, or a brodart cover, is to use alcohol on a soft tissue although in many cases paper towels or soft rags can work too. The dust jackets use significantly increased after 1920, when publishers used them as decorations with artistic designs and styles.
General cleaning of a paper book cover using a staedtler mars eraser. Theyre always sliding off, or arent in the right position when i go to close the book, or they fall off one side and just hang there flopping around. You can do the job yourself, at your convenience, using household products and clear plastic dust jacket covers. Or you can put dustjackets on them to dress them up a bit.
For more step by step instructions and video lessons on archival book. My goal is to scan and archive images of as many vintage dust jackets as i can. Next, wipe down the spine and outer boards of the book, then use a soft brush vacuum attachment to get rid of any heavy dust or mold on the cover or dust jacket. Bibliophiles know that a good dust jacket will help protect their precious books from the ravages of sun and shelf wear.
For smudges on a dust jacket, abebooks recommends applying a dab of petroleum jelly to a clean cloth and rubbing it into the smudge, then. Ability to buy only the dust jacket replacement cover. The only way to receive a dust jacket is to select the hardcover, dust jacket option for your book order during checkout. This is a followup question from my previous inquiry about creating covers for hardcover books that do not originally come with dust jackets. Follow this simple process to protect and maintain your books without breaking the bank buying professional book.
Dust jackets clearly dont actually protect a book from dust, and a quick skim of the wikipedia page for dust jackets shows that they never did. Wikipedia has decent article on the subject, which includes the following historical notes. Surviving pre1920 jackets add some additional value to the book they cover and, in some cases, can be worth much more than the book itself. Ten 10 10h x 21l brodart foldon archival book jacket protective sheets dust cover 10x21 4. If its a recent, brandnew book, you could try contacting the publisher. Often the back panel or flaps are printed with biographical information about the author, a. A letter from lewis carroll to his publisher in 1876 provides insight into how dust jackets were viewed in the period. Jul 12, 2018 book dust jackets are essential to ensuring a book s longevity. Bloomsbury group member vanessa bell gave her sister virginia woolfs books a distinct modern style. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. A colorful history of judging books by their covers the. Of course, valuable dust jackets should be protected in plastic covers, called brodarts.
Everymans library volumes were issued with dust jackets, from the drab, purely functional early wrappers with their advertisements of other everyman volumes and dent series, to the ultimate incorporation of pictorial covers designed to help sell the book as well as protect it. Dust jacket definition and meaning collins english. Turns out there was a extra letter in black font on a black background in lightroom. We do not currently offer an option to manufacture dust jackets independently, so its not possible to order a dust jacket on its own or with an imagewrap book. As a general rule, do nothing to affect a books authenticity, which. A removable paper cover used to protect the binding of a book. Japanese tissue, paper repair, talas, tape removal during a recent visit to my favorite used book store, the brattle book shop, i stumbled across a book that i thought would make a great gift for a friend of mine, who will soon be moving out to chicago to start work on. The dust jacket sometimes book jacket, dust wrapper or dust cover of a book is the detachable outer cover, usually made of paper and printed with text and illustrations. If you want the entire dust jacket of your book to be covered in coloured paper, you may have to buy some bigger sheets. Collection of book jackets nypl digital collections. For smudges on a dust jacket, abebooks recommends applying a dab of petroleum jelly to a clean cloth and rubbing it into the smudge, then removing it with a document cleaning pad a cloth folded into a pad thats full of eraser dust. For cloth and paper covers, use the same cleaning techniques for. Book dust jackets are essential to ensuring a books longevity. However, the idea of protecting something quite durable with something way more fragile while using this outer, fragile layer also as a medium for the visual design actually.
From the earliest known jacket issued in 1819, the author surveys the entire field of british, american and european jackets and documents a part of publishing history that was nearly lost to the nineteenthcentury custom of discarding dustjackets so that the. The most memorable ones usually approach a book indirectly. Without their jackets, most books are visually dull. If you have leather bound books, dust them like you would any other book. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Dust jacket covers custom book dust jacket printing. Like to be able to edit the dust cover and just print it. To thoroughly clean a book, dust and then remove the dust jacket to get rid. I used to work in a bookstore and sometimes we would receive good clean copies of new hardbacks with a damaged dustjacket, and depending on who the publisher was they would either send you a new jacket on its own or tell you to claim credit for the book. However, many people will stop and look at a book in a bookstore, because it has a welldesigned, attractive dust jacket. Feb 06, 2017 i love dust jacketsto me they are a piece of art. I was fine with the remainder of the dust jacket being white.
Sep 02, 2012 this is a followup question from my previous inquiry about creating covers for hardcover books that do not originally come with dust jackets. Despite the fact that dust jackets often include useful information about a book and its author, including biographical notes and often a portrait, it has long been research libraries practice to remove the jackets from new books during processing for their permanent place in the stacks. Those who love old books are all too aware that the original dust jacket is often missing. As others have mentioned, i, too, take the dust jacket off while im reading a book and put it back on when im finished. Dressed in our custom book jackets, your books can become a stunning centerpiece on your bookshelves, bringing eyecatching visual impact to. If theyre still dirty, the alabama department of archives and history recommends using a small amount of saddle soap and a clean, lintfree cloth to clean the leather. Twist the bag a bit to loosen some dust and rub it around gently on the surface of the jacket with your clean fingers, a soft brush or the pad itself. Also would be handy to be able to order a new dust cover for our other books. Replace this filename by typing dust jacket, press spacebar, type your initials, press spacebar, and type your partners initials. The section, title, and author appear at the head of the spine, and a stencillike serial number at the foot guide 31. I always like to find books that are unique in some way or are somehow compellingly different. Dust jackets provide the vast majority of books published today with their only color and art.
Remove stubborn dust with a clean, dry paint brush. Protecting your books should be high on your list of priorities if you are a book lover or intend to keep your book for a long period of time. Another important element from the perspective of the publisher is that using the paper cover, you can have one edition, let say, in english, targeted to all the english speaking countries, and print different dust jackets, way cheaper than a different hard cover, where you target the specific market where you are going to sell the book, for. By the 1870s, dust jackets had become commonalthough in many cases, they were left blank. Place a paper towel between each greasy page, then put a book weight on top of the book. Jan 22, 2020 facsimile dust jackets llc is the sole funding for mark terrys dust jacket archive project. Dust jacket definition of dust jacket by merriamwebster. For cleaning book surfaces and dust jackets, there are many products out there. Hold the book shut and blow the dust off each edge of the pages. The site also contains articles on reprojackets, how they are produced, and links for further reading. Jul 26, 20 dust jackets clearly dont actually protect a book from dust, and a quick skim of the wikipedia page for dust jackets shows that they never did. For tears in the paper or dust jacket, use gaylord or any document repair tape.
Browse all books by category at facsimile dust jackets, llc. Bell used no more than two or three colors for her book designs, but the dust jackets remain some of the most beautiful in literature. A facsimile jacket does not add the same value to an older book that the original dust jacket in the same condition would add. Before altering your dust jackets or any other part of a book, ask yourself what its value is to you. Book collecting, book history, dust jackets as most collectors are aware, a dust jacket in fine condition can greatly enhance the value of a book. While some people oil their leather books to keep the oil from drying out, most conservators dont do this anymore the new york public library. I am wondering, what is the reason behind adding a dust jacket when a book has a hardcover as well. A brief history of the dust jacket books tell you why, inc. This outer cover has folded flaps that hold it to the front and back book covers. I used to work in a bookstore and sometimes we would receive good clean copies of new hardbacks with a damaged dust jacket, and depending on who the publisher was they would either send you a new jacket on its own or tell you to claim credit for the book. In the file name text box, a suggested file name should be highlighted. Dust jacket definition is a paper cover for a book. Dust jacket definition of dust jacket by the free dictionary. Dust jacket meaning in the cambridge english dictionary.
To clean a book, start by closing the book firmly and running a soft cloth or toothbrush along the edges of the pages. The first known dust jacket dates back to about 1829, with general use becoming common by the late 1870s. The gatsbys dust jacket is worth more than the book itself. From the earliest known jacket issued in 1819, the author surveys the entire field of british, american and european jackets and documents a part of publishing history that was nearly lost to the nineteenthcentury custom of discarding dust jackets so that the. I feel these dust jackets are an important part of our culture. I just bought a book that has a dark dust jacket and its beauty is ruined by these rather. Turn onoff dust jacket high quality mockups creatively crafted. Jan 09, 2017 i was fine with the remainder of the dust jacket being white. For true spring cleaning and repair, the dust jacket must be removed from the book and placed face down and open, its exterior exposed to whatever it rests on. For a matte dust jacket, which will not be shiny in appearance, gently address smudges by shaking your document cleaning pad to release the eraser dust. Dec 14, 2012 the best way to remove greasy stains from book pages is time and weight. Closed edges are permanently bonded, paper backing for added protection covers are 1. In fact, salisbury says that visual metaphor is often more effective than explicit.
From abstract design to detailed illustrations, enjoy these gorgeous vintage dust jackets. Dec 21, 2011 during the 1990s, when restoration of dust jackets reached a high art, it soon became a controversial subject for rare book dealers and collectors. The persuasive art of the dust jacket books the guardian. This selection ranges from 1917 to 1969, and really is just a drop in the bucket. Kandice mccallum, aka lady bluestocking, makes facsimile reproductions and custom dust jackets for vintage books. Wait a few days, remove the paper towels, and repeat until as much of the grease or oil is gone as possible. Book mockup dust jacket edition ultra sharp 8 psd presentations 15 different book mockups option. In the application or software you are using to create your book cover set the size of the page, layer, drawing, canvas or whatever your application uses to define the image object to match the template width and template length height found in the template dimensions section of the template generator window. Creating a book dust jacket from scratch youve probably been told never judge a book by its cover. A document cleaning pad is also the tool you would use to clean a papermatte dust jacket do not use windex on a dust jacket. Aug 11, 2011 dust jacket repair post on august 11, 2011 by jackie divis doyle tagged. During the 1990s, when restoration of dust jackets reached a high art, it soon became a controversial subject for rare book dealers and collectors. Centerloading dust jackets fits dust jackets up to 10 tall loluster covers cut down on glare from overhead lights, protect against harmful uv rays and hide jacket imperfections. Simple dust jacket cleaning, such as the gentle wiping with a soft cloth that can be done with the jacket in place around its book, is just the start.
Dust jacket repair post on august 11, 2011 by jackie divis doyle tagged. The valuable rare book dust jacket rare books digest. May 30, 2010 if its a recent, brandnew book, you could try contacting the publisher. In the images below, the style numbering follows seymour guide 19. Dust jackets only sets are perfect for adding personal flair to your favorite series. If you happen to collect the novels of edgar rice burroughs, master of adventure and godfather of action sf and fantasy, you can find every dustjacket for the first editions of those books here, at recoverings, for a new and lower price. If its an investmentquality volume, its wise to make no alterations. Often the back panel or flaps are printed with biographical information about the author, a summary of the book from the publisher known as a. We scoured our vast selection of vintage books for the most beautiful dust jackets, and soon discovered that selecting just 30 was a nearly impossible task. I protect the dust jackets with a clear archival cover to keep them pristine or in the case of. The dust jacket for the buckram library binding had no decorations on either front or back, and no advertisements. I usually just throw it in a drawer while im reading a book and then put it back on when i go to put the book on a shelf. If a book catches a browsers eye, he or she can then turn to the dust jacket s back and flaps to find information about the author and a synopsis of the book. Care for your dust jackets archive palaver a forum for.
The community of book collectors, as usual, had the final word. Included are the rare allenclosing jackets that were issued on some annuals and trade books, ornate victorian jackets. From abstract design to detailed illustrations, enjoy these gorgeous vintage dust. For dirty matte finished dust jackets or pages, the best book treatment is a document cleaning pad. Nineteenthcentury dust jackets is a comprehensive general history of publishers dust jackets during the first century of their use. The beginners guide to cleaning your books book riot. I protect the dust jackets with a clear archival cover to keep them pristine or in the case of a used book, to keep them from deteriorating.
Facsimile dust jackets llc is the sole funding for mark terrys dust jacket archive project. Indeed, for modern first editions, a book without the dust jacket will sell for only a fraction of the price. Many of the most recognizable dust jackets were designed by artists handpicked by the author or their publisher. These dust jackets could remain on the book when it was opened, providing protection for volumes even as they were read. So heres how i created my diy dust jackets and made my bookshelf look 100x better.616 1563 101 852 1505 927 1329 1015 1011 522 1464 927 1315 168 434 153 540 612 305 543 471 142 1501 257 1243 1088 552 870 1173 270 553 295 49 665