Inside, the book itself is quite nice: deckle edges, clean, tight pages, no foxing, no fading to the boards, etc., etc. Based on the feel, I'd say it languished in the library without ever being read. To me, it's a score.
Friday, January 7, 2011
PBS Comes Through (Again)
After more than two years, I'm still a fan of PaperbackSwap.com. While I sometimes find myself at abebooks.com, trolling for used books that I need right away, PBS is my source for unexpected blessings. There's no telling what free wishlist favorite of mine is going to show up there on any given day.
Here's the latest wish granted, an upgrade from paperback to hardback in my Booker winners collection. The ex-library status makes it less attractive to serious collectors, but I don't care so much about that. The dust jacket is not nearly as faded as the photo makes it appear, though it's not exactly brilliantly colored to begin with. I'm considering swapping out the mylar cover for a new one, since the one it came with is rather dingy. That should brighten things up a bit.