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About meWhen analyzing the completeness of books, it is important to make sure that all pages are available. This becomes extremely important for the books that were published before 1800. This era of book publishing is called as hand-press period. Among these books, there is a high possibility for missing pages to exist.

Shapero Rare book specialist says that some of the objectionable passages or pages are torn from the books that were banned in the past. On the other hand, you can also see how the stunning engravings that were found in the book have been taken out to frame and place on walls. You might even see how the blank pages present in the front of the book and back of the book are missing. Back in history, paper was one of the most expensive commodities. As a result, people used these blank papers to get other work done.

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If you are a rare book collector, you must carefully go through each and every page of the book that you are about to get. Then you will be able to ensure that all the pages of the book have remained intact along with time. This process will take a considerable amount of time. However, going through it is totally worth when compared to the results that you can receive in return.

Value of collecting old books

You need to pay special attention towards the amount of money that you will have to spend at the time of collecting old books. Some of the rare books will be sold at a price tag that you can’t even imagine. For example, the price of First Folio of Shakespeare will cost you around $6 million. If you are concerned about collecting rare books, you should be in a position to pay such premium prices. On the other hand, you need to make sure that you are paying the right price to get hold of the books as well. This will provide you with the opportunity to make sure that you don’t overpay to collect the books that you need.

Smell given out by the old books

When you smell an old book, you will be able to experience a vanilla like aroma. This smell can also contribute a lot towards the rarity of a book. The smell can deliver a peaceful and a cozy experience to you. Back in the day, the smell was given out from cheaply produced paper. However, you will now be able to find a high demand for such books out there.

Keep these facts in your mind and explore the world of rare books to get the most out of it.

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