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Book Repair? - 03-15-2008, 01:19 PM

Who is the best person/company to contact for book repairs? I have a readable Rags to Rifleman that has it's cover ripped off. I would like to repair it to newer condition.


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03-15-2008, 01:52 PM

I had a copy repaired a while back by a company in Tennessee. I could'nt find them on the web but if you'll give me a few days I should be able to get the number for them.

I'm not sure what they would do or charge for just a torn cover. My copy had been ripped in half at the center of the spine. They took the book completly apart and reglued every page for around $75.
  
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03-15-2008, 02:23 PM

Sounds good... Let me know. Mine is just the cover. The other pages are fine. Thanks!


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Be careful... - 03-15-2008, 02:37 PM

I'm reminded of the television show 'Antique Auction'...where a person brings in a piece of furniture...which they had repaired...and the appraiser tells them that if they didn't try to repair it then it would be worth $50,000...but since they ruined its antique integrity then it's now worth a hundred bucks lol...

Buddy's book might never be worth many thousands...but I think it's up close to a thousand right now...I recommend getting an appraisal...and possible repair...from a reputable antique book professional.

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03-15-2008, 03:50 PM

Depends. Will probably depend on how much is left where it was ripped. Hard covers are much easier to do than paper, as long as the original material is present. I was in the bookbinding trade for 27 years.
Up close to a thousand???? According to who??


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You Can't Steal One, If You Can't Find Or Borrow One...imo
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Arrow You Can't Steal One, If You Can't Find Or Borrow One...imo - 03-15-2008, 04:06 PM

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Depends. Will probably depend on how much is left where it was ripped. Hard covers are much easier to do than paper, as long as the original material is present. I was in the bookbinding trade for 27 years.
Up close to a thousand???? According to who??

Supply and demand. A search of all booksellers, turns up absolutely none for sale.
Title: "Buddy Hall: Rags To Rifleman"
Author: W.W.Moody
Search: http://used.addall.com/

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03-15-2008, 04:32 PM

I don't know who owns the rights to From Rags to Rifeman, but if I did I'd have 100 to 200 printed up and keep them at home. Once a month put 2 or 3 of them online in new and used book stores. As long as they sold and the price was still stable/high I'd keep doing it until the price started to drop more than 30%. Then I'd hold them back again until it went back up. Someone is/could make a ton of $$ this way. Johnnyt


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03-15-2008, 07:07 PM

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Supply and demand. A search of all booksellers, turns up absolutely none for sale.
Title: "Buddy Hall: Rags To Rifleman"
Author: W.W.Moody
Search: http://used.addall.com/

Doug
Smorg, I would attribute this to the very small demand vs other "collectible" books. Since only pool players would be interested, the market for the title is small. I heard of people on rsb trying to sell it for $100 on Ebay and couldn't get it.


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Rags to rifleman - 03-15-2008, 08:23 PM

To show where priorities are at my ex left some time ago and the only thing she took, destroyed or threw away was my copy of "Rags to rifleman". I tried to get another copy but haven't found one. Don't like it so much I'm going to spend $100 for it. Does anyone know the reason why its not still in print?
  
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03-16-2008, 07:13 AM

Just regluing the cover is not going to be of much use. The cover itself is in BAD shape. And, from your pictures, the spine is not good and it looks like the whole book is in not too great shape. When looking at this kind of repair, you have to take the overall condition into consideration. Is the book signed and by whom? Mine is signed by Buddy and the author. It's worth more signed, but still.
You can look in your phone book yellow pages and probably find someone who does book repair and get a quote. They will have to see the book. I'm afraid that it wouldn't be worth the cost of the repair. As I said to Smorg, the market for this kind of thing is pretty small and I don't know if the repairs you could get done to this would be worth it.


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03-16-2008, 07:20 AM

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To show where priorities are at my ex left some time ago and the only thing she took, destroyed or threw away was my copy of "Rags to rifleman". I tried to get another copy but haven't found one. Don't like it so much I'm going to spend $100 for it. Does anyone know the reason why its not still in print?
$100 might be close to the going price. I can't see it going for much more. And the reason it's not still in print, could be a lot of reasons. Very small publisher for one, another reason is the quality of the book isn't very good. The type size varies from page to page and the printing isn't very good, at least on my copy and I have a second printing. I doubt there is any demand for the book from the general public.


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Cool A Beat Up Copy Is Better Than NO Copy At All - 03-16-2008, 07:38 AM

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Just regluing the cover is not going to be of much use. The cover itself is in BAD shape. And, from your pictures, the spine is not good and it looks like the whole book is in not too great shape. When looking at this kind of repair, you have to take the overall condition into consideration. Is the book signed and by whom? Mine is signed by Buddy and the author. It's worth more signed, but still.
You can look in your phone book yellow pages and probably find someone who does book repair and get a quote. They will have to see the book. I'm afraid that it wouldn't be worth the cost of the repair. As I said to Smorg, the market for this kind of thing is pretty small and I don't know if the repairs you could get done to this would be worth it.

Now I'm thinking Elmer's white glue and extra wide clear Scotch tape...
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03-16-2008, 08:59 AM

The place that fixed my copy has a website. Go to www.gildedleafbindery.com

The book probably will cost more to fix than it is worth but at least you will be able to read it without it falling completly apart.
  
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03-16-2008, 09:45 AM

Copies have sold for over $300 on ebay but its average value is probably closer to 125-150 for this book in good condition.

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