Why aren't books made of high quality materials anymore?

Why aren't books made of high quality materials anymore?

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What happened to thick paper in large quarto format?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/PjnJVEt.jpeg

      The decline of books = the decline of humanity

      thanks for listening

      you're mediterranean at best

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I work outside a lot and get darker. I am very pale underneath my shirt brother. btw that was a rude and off topic thing to say. what did I do to you?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          still med
          you need to post more skin for us to make a final judgment

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I come on IQfy to post about my books and other things. not to talk about my skin color.

            I stopped going on /soc/ in like 2012.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            is that when you stopped being a twink and started being a bloated italian?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I am Italian yeah.

            You should see what my mom looked like (she died in 1997)

            I miss you mom 🙁 one of the most beautiful people to ever live. anyway, I have her to thank for my good genes, as I basically look like a male version of her.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            yes she was cute and you must have been a hot little twink. so sad how times change.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I look good for 30s bro. We all get older. Most people my age look a lot worse than me. Also my job demands extreme physical labor so of course I had to put on muscle. I don't even go to the gym.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            it's over

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >ywn discuss Petrarch and Boccaccio with your Lombard gf

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Your mum is qt

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            goddamn she was hot
            oh sorry

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            https://i.imgur.com/gmHiZKa.gif

            Your mum is qt

            She was a ballerina and was friends with Jada Smith before she met will smith. They roomed together at the school of arts in Boston

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I LOVE MED WOMEN SO MUCH BROS ARRRRGHHHHHHHH

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I love your mom bro

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            She died at 27 years old from leukemia 🙁

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            27 club

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            molto carina.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            tribute when???

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Kys

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I am going to make a tulpa out of your mom

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Eternally perplexed by anons who think it's a good idea to post their moms here

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            y not?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            IQfy loves their moms

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Zamn vro she got some nice tatas i wanna play bongo on them, write a fas frick of me vrooing back in zime to vroom vroom her pussy

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          post nipples to prove you're White
          >brown nips = shitskin trash
          >pink nips= White GOD
          no homo

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            why would any other race other than whites be collecting and reading dunsany?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Slop

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Utter gay. /misc/ really has ruined this board. Look at the absolute state. A fricking imbecillic homosexual such as this one can post a request like this without a shred of irony and not one of you disgusting, shit-eating, ass-gargling, cum-dumpsters has the decency to tell him to frick off and kill himself.

            In the masculine way of old IQfy, have a nice day homosexual!

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            He said no homo

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            [...]

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >t. 18 yo zoomer
            KYS homosexual

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I just looked at my nipples and they're pink. How have I never noticed this, living with them now for over 25 years?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            have a nice day homosexual

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >look at chad jaw
          show-off

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          https://i.imgur.com/2smnYO8.jpeg

          I am Italian yeah.

          You should see what my mom looked like (she died in 1997)

          I miss you mom 🙁 one of the most beautiful people to ever live. anyway, I have her to thank for my good genes, as I basically look like a male version of her.

          Greasy ellis island mutt wop. You will never be American. Get the frick out of my country samegay attention prostitute.

          [...]
          She was a ballerina and was friends with Jada Smith before she met will smith. They roomed together at the school of arts in Boston

          So your mother was a huge prostitute? Figures.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            u sound mad

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/kgc9fpb.jpeg

        still med
        you need to post more skin for us to make a final judgment

        https://i.imgur.com/rExhUdG.jpeg

        is that when you stopped being a twink and started being a bloated italian?

        yes she was cute and you must have been a hot little twink. so sad how times change.

        i want to apologize for my posts. i was drunk and i needed to hurt someone. i would have apologized earlier but for the last 2 days i was too lazy to evade my ban for virulent antisemitism.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/PjnJVEt.jpeg

      The decline of books = the decline of humanity

      thanks for listening

      Money. Books don't make as much money anymore and a publisher doesn't have as great a guarantee of return anymore, so it's harder for them to run good profit margins with high quality.

      [...]
      you're mediterranean at best

      100% irrelevant, simpleton. You have two or more boards on which to argue about race. Go do it there.

      https://i.imgur.com/nnGLSGb.jpeg

      I work outside a lot and get darker. I am very pale underneath my shirt brother. btw that was a rude and off topic thing to say. what did I do to you?

      Why are you humoring him?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      wasteful to have so few words per page

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The margins are for notes brother

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The decline of books = the decline of humanity

    thanks for listening

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah. Can't really disagree with that. It's a shame, even the cheaper hardbacks from 60 years ago are better than what we get today.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    nothing is made out of high quality materials anymore
    least of all, men, who continue to march us down this path

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Library of America/La pléiade is enough for me

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nothing is made of high quality materials. Industrial production has polluted all arts.

    The upshot is you can buy beautiful leather bounds from 100+ years ago for 8 burgerpoints.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Some books still are made of high quality materials. Search for low-volume pressings, art pressers, those who press by hand and uphold artistic standards.

    As for the why: it's a mass-production cost efficiency consideration. But there's a return to high standards with books being printed on FSC paper at least.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because books are sincerely novelty items. Someone buys them, maybe reads them, maybe doesn’t, then puts them on a shelf to collect dust and show off to people. Even public libraries are like this. I can find books that have their physical check out cards done once in 1989 and they acquired the book in 1979. I sincerely doubt they even get touched in internet days. The old books are very struts and pretty though.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Because books are sincerely novelty items.
      Rare books sell for thousands of dollars. Not exactly 'noveltys' anymore

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Rare anything sells for thousands of dollars. I can pick up any book I find and find a digital copy, archive, library, or database with it if I can’t order it, usually around 20 bucks or so if I can. The content is more or less the same いいえ?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >The content is more or less the same いいえ?
          You can't look at that book I posted in the OP and tell me the content is the same. presentation = content. the mystical nature of the presentation draws you into the book. books were meant to be read on paper, not on a fricking ipad. they were meant to be beautiful. the book and what it's made of tells the story too

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            No, presentation=/=content. The book in OP serves no actual purpose other than someone wanting to say they have the biggest book. It’s not practical, you can’t store it well, you can’t even fricking hold it or read it. Whatever that moronic books says could have easily been volumized but nooo someone wanted bragging rights. Books were invented to retain information and pass it on, it was the medium. The medium has changed. You would be calling me a moron if I said reading books isn’t as immersive or effective at telling a story as stone tablets and carved hieroglyphics. Yes some books are beautiful, but I don’t pay too much attention to how they look. sometimes I look for books that camouflage themselves. Really old books, even though they were well made, are really fragile now and you can see and feel a difference after you’ve read it. And when I say content being the same, I mean different copies or editions.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Brother that book I'm holding is sturdy like a rock. It's bound so tight and carefully. It's an amazing thing and readable.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I’m sorry. You’re right, I retract my statement. Have a good night

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What the hell is this thread

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Anons flirting with elephant anon’s dead mom?

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Posting in an elephant bread

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because parchment became too expensive compared to paper. Next question!

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you can still buy books made of high quality materials

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Where? The crap folio society sells for $800 is not high quality. Independent presses charge similar prices

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >folio
        the absolute state of you

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >doesn't give an answer
          I hate you pretentious trannies.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It’s crazy that my mom died 27 years ago and there’s 10 people fawning over her in here. She really was beautiful. She didn’t deserve to die. I’m older now than she was when she died. Anyway. The internet is a crazy place.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm afraid just as Lord Dunsany warned us in his myriad of wonder drenched stories, that Time will forever be unforgiving and unfailing in it's slow conquest over all things. Even books made of the best quality will suffer the same fate of the pulp. Be happy and thankful that you and I and everyone got the chance to enjoy the little remnants of the old worlds long past. Who knows what the next world will have and how long that one will last? There's always the next eternity. Cheers to you fellow Lord Dunsany enjoyers. I am content as I am now.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > I'm afraid just as Lord Dunsany warned us in his myriad of wonder drenched stories, that Time will forever be unforgiving and unfailing in it's slow conquest over all things.

      Not if I and other collectors can stop it.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous
      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's a vain gesture that you and I undertake. One that will soothe our lingering moments here, at the very least.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous
          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The way he described his boyhood home with moons and marigolds stuck with me. I think of moons in my own childhood hanging low over peacful lakes I frequented. I hope where ever I pass over to I will find similar moons round.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It’s not vain. These only still exist today because of collectors like you and me

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            where will they go when we're gone? Time has not stopped nor will it.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My Dunsany collection is becoming great.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, you have told us this in multiple threads. why are you even messing with these expensive books. get disposable copies and store these books in glass case. Hope your purchases don't depreciate in price. Not purchase could ever justify making, regardless of my wealth status. Not gonna overpay for book because it was the first print or has signature, even if it was god's signature.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Hope your purchases don't depreciate in price.
        how is a 120 year old book going to depreciate in value? anyway, moving on from that, these books are not meant for reading. I have the 1970s ballantine series for that.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I assumed putting more wear on the books lowers the price like with baseball cards and comic books. Good to hear you have it figured out with the ballantine series. Gorgeous collection by the way, just find the amount you spent on it to be insane. You said 50 grand, right?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            No I sold a lot of my collection to obtain some of the dunsany stuff. My collection is worth around $30,000 if I sold everything for what it's probably worth. That's a difficult thing to do though, and I'm not interested in selling these anyway.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >My collection

            how many books is that?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Not that many. I downsized my collection a lot. Most of its value is in 10-15 volumes.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's nice to see his handwritting. it's as gorgeous as it's been described.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That presentation copy is very precious. It was to Hazel Littlefield Smith his biographer. All 40 of her personally inscribed copies with original poems were donated to the university of Michigan except for that one.

        Also came with the original photograph. Both of these appear in his memoir from 1959. That copy with his quill on it.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous
          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous
        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I live in the Mitten, I really need to make a trip to UoM to see that collection. If I do I'll post pictures for you, fellow collector.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The photograph is signed by Dunsany. I love having this piece of history. Also with a ton of funny notes on the back by Hazel

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I often think it's a shame that such beautiful engravings are locked up in antique books and feel the temptation to cut them out, frame them and hang them on the wall, but in the process ruining the book (which belongs to the library). What do?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >engravings
      they are called photogravures

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/o3uW9j4.jpeg

        Why aren't books made of high quality materials anymore?

        https://i.imgur.com/aZnJbbR.jpeg

        Why is it that some of these pages like the OP image have a clear indication of being pressed onto the paper? While others are just kind of flat on the page. Is it the same process and the different look is just a function of the type of paper? Good, heavy paper versus cheap paper?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The paper in the OP PIC is incredibly thick and very high quality. It’s a plate insert

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Photogravure plate from gods of pegana.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Take a copy

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    this board is so horrible

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Op does a good job of ignoring the troons and continues posting as normal in his own threads. Sign of a true scented champion

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >scented
        what are the top notes? has to be bergamot / blackcurrant

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          u quote the wrong dude or what?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            yeah my bad

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Boomers turn everything they touch to shit

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is the nicest book I own.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous
        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          https://i.imgur.com/etvzJqN.jpeg

          https://i.imgur.com/69KWRzT.jpeg

          This is the nicest book I own.

          the textblock art is horrendous. why did they do that

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is the most expensive book I own. It was nearly one hundred Canuckbux new.

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