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Books with Uncut Pages

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Books with Uncut Pages

Post by boswellbaxter » Tue May 25th, 2010, 7:43 pm

I just got a used book dating from 1930 in which most of the pages have never been cut. Since I bought this book for research purposes, I really do need to read what's inside! Anyone have any suggestions on the best way to cut the pages? (Getting another copy with cut pages is not an option, unfortunately.)
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Post by Margaret » Wed May 26th, 2010, 1:56 am

Use a very sharp kitchen knife and just slide it up gently through the pages. The sharper the knife is, the less likely you are to tear the pages in the wrong place, but it shouldn't be very difficult. Books with uncut pages are such fun relics - I feel a bit sacreligious when I cut pages, but of course they were meant to be cut!
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