"Things You Wouldn't Know If We Didn't Blog Intermittently."
I always do it that way.
It seems still to work on "real" books but I've had mixed results with trade paperbacks. The spines of those with inserts (e.g. a section of color illustrations in an otherwise b&w book) always seem to break at the point of the insert.
i did not know there was a special method. you always some thing new here!I-)
Really depends on the binding and how everything is glued.
mmm, and didn't books at some point in the not-so-distant past have signatures bound in such a way that the first reader needed to cut the edges carefully? i seem to recall a victorian "book knife" at an antiques shop, and i'm sure i have read references to "uncut leaves" in a book...
Yup. I had to cut the pages of a monograph I referenced as part of my undergraduate research. It was printed in 1929.
I learned about this as a youth and always practiced it since, especially with hardcovers or with particularly thick paperbacks. Over the years, I had a lot of paperbacks that fell apart from being read too much.
It's irrelevant, but also beautiful.
some pictorials to clarify the text:https://s3-media1.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/yvFSOkrnJqUtcWjSXmY52g/o.jpg http://aaknopf.tumblr.com/post/22718061076/iheartclassics-yes-i-know-most-of-you-just http://stephenslighthouse.com/2010/09/01/how-to-open-a-book-and-library-hand/ How to open a book and ‘library hand’I-)