I recently bought the US hardback version of William Gibson's Neuromancer on Ace through ebay. The Dust Jacket came wrapped in plastic foil to prevent future wear or damage. I know that it might seem rookie, but what a brilliant idea! haha. Anyway, do any of you wrap your Hardback's with foil? If so, what kind of foil do you use and where do you get it?
Give me Fulci, Bava, and Argento over Antonioni, Fellini, Rossellini.
Don Cannon of Fullerton, CA used to routinely do this and I have many a Richard Laymon book from him prepared thusly.
Is the plastic cover detachable or is it permanently on the book?
No, totally detachable. Just stays in place because it is folded.
Yeah, I've got some used hardbacks that were former library copies like this. Makes them last longer in better shape, that's for sure. Also, I think they look cool that way too.
AdamAskov - are you going to start hardcore collecting 1. print hardbacks now? Sheesh! ;-)