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Exciting book find, with a sad ending

Postby Spicelon » 26 Jan 2009 12:30

Was in St. Louis over the weekend cleaning out my mom's house. (mom is
old and has dementia and lives with my sister, so it's time to get the house
on the market). Anyway, I have lots of books in boxes that have been
there for decades - literally. Finally got to the bottom of the stack, but
unfortunately the bottom boxes had some water damage. So what did I find
in the very last box I went through? My 23 year old copy of the Dune
Encyclopedia. Sigh. It's damaged. The book was in the box spine up, but
the outer edge of the pages was resting on the bottom of the box. Kind of
moldy and swollen. It's readable though. So there's my bittersweet
moment of the day.

:(
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Postby SandRider » 26 Jan 2009 12:41

FAN-tastic.

Atleast you've got it, however damaged.

I've had some success in restoring old books from the late 1800's,
but just rebinding. Water damage and swollen pages are a bitch,
and I'm assuming that's early 1980s paper, thick and porous.

I've haven't thought about that it awhile, I'm sure there's people
out there with ideas on restoration ....
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On the water-saoked DUNE book

Postby Sole Man » 26 Jan 2009 16:36

It's okay man, it's okay.

Someone get this nut to a hospital

It's okay man, it's okay.

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Postby Mandy » 26 Jan 2009 16:53

I wondered where you were all weekend.

Sucks about the book, dude. Maybe it can be saved.
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Postby Bijaz » 26 Jan 2009 20:27

Cheer up, there's still a copy of the first edition signed by Frank to "number 1 son" floating around you still may be able to pick up :wink:
They may take yairrrr Frreedom, but they ken nivverrrr take yairrrr Duuuunnne!

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Postby Sole Man » 27 Jan 2009 16:01

Bijaz wrote:"number 1 son"


That was the gay one, right?

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Postby SandChigger » 27 Jan 2009 16:11

I'm going to miss you less and less when you're gone.
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Postby SandRider » 27 Jan 2009 18:46

No, Bruce was "Numba Two Son"
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Postby Tyrant » 05 Feb 2009 16:44

SandRider wrote:No, Bruce was "Numba Two Son"


wierd...seems brian is a better fit as a Number 2
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Postby Freakzilla » 05 Feb 2009 16:45

Tyrant wrote:
SandRider wrote:No, Bruce was "Numba Two Son"


wierd...seems brian is a better fit as a Number 2


He seems more like a middle child to me.
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Postby SandRider » 05 Feb 2009 16:58

maybe he was - maybe Frank's writing was Number One ....
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Postby Freakzilla » 05 Feb 2009 16:59

SandRider wrote:maybe he was - maybe Frank's writing was Number One ....


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Postby SandRider » 05 Feb 2009 20:05

There's an almost heart warming scene in Dreamer of Dune where
Frank is coaching Brian on some book, I guess the insurance humor
book. Brian is at Frank's house with the family, in Frank's office
working, and his girl starts running around yelling. Frank tells her
to be quiet, her daddy's writing.

I guess that's the part where the lightbulb pops over Brian's head
and he gets all misty-eyed and smiles a wistful smile ....
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Postby SandChigger » 05 Feb 2009 20:23

... and scribbles about it that night in his "journal"...

Dear Diary...

Today my father Frank Herbert told one of my girls ... I forget her name ... the one named after the wine! ... to be quiet while I was working on the book.

He LOVES me, he really REALLY LOVES ME!