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Book Collecting Basics: Ditch the Dust Jacket?

By Kristin Masters. Mar 30, 2011. 2:00 AM.

Topics: Book Collecting, Book Care

If you’ve ever purchased a hardcover book, you’re probably familiar with the dust jacket or, depending on which side of the pond you are, the dust-wrapper. Indeed, they’ve been around since the 1820’s! These paper coverings are designed to protect a book’s cloth cover as the book travels from the publisher to your bookshelf.

     
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