first post here.
A little about me. I enjoy fixing things. Traditional Catholic with a steadily growing clan of children. I enjoy reading. Mix the 3 together and you’re soon trying to fix books.
I figured that the liturgy and sacraments forum would be the appropriate forum to post this on. If I’m wrong, I apologise in advance.
I have a project that I haven’t been able to fix (yet). It’s a 1951 copy of “the Raccolta - Official edition” which I am in the process of repairing. The previous owners dog liked the book better than they did. It has teeth marks thru the first 12 pages of the book and a couple pages with a third of the page torn off. The cover was toast. Luckily ebay had damaged books for cheap.
Here’s a link to the google scan books.google.com/books?id=aJHKTdv3gncC&pg=PR5&dq=the+raccolta+1951&hl=en&sa=X&ei=_Eo6U6GAN8PNsQTa9oHgBw&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=the%20raccolta%201951&f=false
This is the exact copy that I have.
If you notice, the first 12 pages of the google book are greyed out and unavailable.
So far, I’ve taken the cover off, and carefully cut the thread holding the first 12 pages from the front of the book and scanned them. (Missing chunks and all.)
What I’d like to do is get some scans of those missing pages. I have a freeware program called GIMP, which is like a poor mans version of photoshop. If I can get some donor scans, I can cut and paste the missing text onto my damaged page scans, adjust the contrast/color/brightness, reprint them, and re-sew them back into the book.
Any members with this year/copy available to help scan me a couple pages?
Most every Catholic I used to know had libraries of books and were well read, but most have died off as I got older. Who knows where their books are now?
If I can figure out how to post pics on the forum, I’ll do a little tutorial to share my progress on the repair. It’s fun to fix stuff and learn!