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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)03:01 UTC+1 No.5059356 Report

Hi /lit/,
I recently started collecting older antique books, and received a ten volume collection of Victor Hugo's works.
I was reading them a bit when I came upon (many) pages like this. How do I read these pages and why are they there?
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)03:03 UTC+1 No.5059367 Report

Hugo fuck yourself
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)03:03 UTC+1 No.5059368 Report

These are old books so you have to cut the pages apart to read them

I'm not trolling this is a real thing
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)03:04 UTC+1 No.5059373 Report

>>5059368
Even if that WERE the case in some odd bizarro world, I wouldn't.
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)03:05 UTC+1 No.5059376 Report

>>5059368
This. Ask >>>/gd/ for advice, or get a nice book knife. Printers didn't cut signatures.
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)03:06 UTC+1 No.5059385 Report

I was reading about this earlier.
What a coincidence.
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)03:06 UTC+1 No.5059388 Report

Nice, anon. They look like cut pages along the edge, that's why the edges are raggedy, and those weren't folded in right when it was bound. If you google around on bookbinding or maybe you know already that they're printed in sheets and folded into the book, it looks like those weren't folded right.
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)03:06 UTC+1 No.5059390 Report

>>5059385
What is it called, can you give me a link to what you were reading?
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)03:07 UTC+1 No.5059393 Report

>>5059368
This is true, and actually the point of the owl-eyed man who's impressed by Gatsby's huge library while knowing that it's all for show, saying "Knew when to stop, too -- didn't cut the pages".
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)03:07 UTC+1 No.5059394 Report

>>5059388
also show a shot of the edge, and title page if you can
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)03:09 UTC+1 No.5059401 Report

>>5059390
It was in a book.
This article references it.
http://www.themillions.com/2010/02/deckle-edge-in-the-age-of-mechanical-reproduction.html
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)03:09 UTC+1 No.5059402 Report

>>5059388
oh wait sorry I see it better now. yeah they're uncut. it isn't weird or a big deal.
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