Newbie request: Sandglass needed for Dostoevsky's Idiot

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Newbie request: Sandglass needed for Dostoevsky's Idiot

1maisiedotes
Dic 4, 2020, 9:17pm

Hello, all. I'm very new (one month new!) to HP. I just bought Dostoevsky's Idiot, but it came without a Sandglass. If there is one uploaded somewhere, could someone point the way?

I have seen posts refer to a google drive. Do I need to know the secret handshake in order to get access?

Thanks. I'm learning so much from reading these posts.

2abysswalker
Editado: Dic 5, 2020, 9:55am

>1 maisiedotes: I found instructions here.

(I have been meaning to request access myself, but haven’t gotten around to it; hopefully that is still the appropriate method!)

3BionicJim
Dic 5, 2020, 3:56pm

>2 abysswalker: Yes, it worked for me about a year ago. Just to set your expectations it might take a week or so.
Once granted access, you definitely want to use Uploads for any Sandglass or MonthlyLetters you have and notice aren’t in the folder, yet.
The other folders are read-only to prevent erasure, which apparently happened in the past.

Great resource and I applaud those that maintain it.

4maisiedotes
Dic 5, 2020, 4:07pm

>2 abysswalker: and >3 BionicJim: Thanks. I've just written to Ironjaw.

5BionicJim
Dic 6, 2020, 12:13am

>4 maisiedotes: I just checked and while the Limited Editions Club Monthly Letter for The Idiot is here in the drive already, I didn't see the Sandglass. Usually the Sandglass is similar to the ML in history of the book, author, artist, but differs in the book construction details. I'll keep my eyes out for a copy since I don't own this book yet, but it is on my wish list.

6maisiedotes
Dic 6, 2020, 1:06am

>5 BionicJim: Thanks. I'll look forward to getting access to the drive.

I just saw this listing on Abebooks:
The Idiot, a novel in four pages

It's good for a chuckle!

7Django6924
Dic 7, 2020, 9:52am

>1 maisiedotes:

I have the Sandglass for The Idiot, but the one that I have is from the Connecticut issue of the book I received when I was a Heritage Club member. Later I found a NY Heritage copy of the book and gave away the Connecticut copy, which wasn't up the the NY standard, but kept the Sandglass. A few years ago I bought Michael Bussacco's Sandglass Companion and saw how the CT Sandglass differed slightly from the original. I'll scan the Sandglass on my day off tomorrow and also copy the differing parts of the original.

8maisiedotes
Dic 7, 2020, 3:15pm

>7 Django6924: Thanks, Django, I'll look forward to seeing that.

Question: who writes the Sandglasses?

I can't find Michael Bussacco's Sandglass Companion for sale anywhere. Should I keep digging?

9Django6924
Dic 7, 2020, 6:18pm

>8 maisiedotes:

It seems the Sandglass was written by George Macy, recycled from information in the ML he wrote for the Limited Editions Club. As for the Companion,

https://www.amazon.com/Heritage-Press-Sandglass-Companion-Book/dp/0982256507/ref...

It says "Limited Availability" so I don't know if that means it can still be purchased; you might give it a try.

Mr. Bussacco was a GMD member a while back; I don't know whether he continues to follow the forum or not. Your could try to PM him at his user name HPAuthor or write to him at the address on his page: Michael C. Bussacco 1398 Rundle St. Scranton,Pa. 18504

10maisiedotes
Dic 7, 2020, 10:00pm

>9 Django6924: Thanks.

One more question regarding my HP Dostoevsky Idiot (it wasn't expensive). The slipcase arrived in two separate pieces. Can I throw away a broken slipcase with impunity?

11Django6924
Dic 8, 2020, 12:07am

>10 maisiedotes:

I would probably keep it and try to restore it. Even taped together it is good protection. There are wizards among this group who could provide advice on what to do to restore it.

12kdweber
Dic 8, 2020, 12:55am

>11 Django6924: I've repaired a number of slipcases but replaced even more. If it's a plain slipcase I prefer to replace it unless it's a minor repair (e.g. regluing one or two seams). I agree that even a taped repair provides protection but it looks horrible and eventually the tape will age and come apart.

13Django6924
Dic 8, 2020, 10:04am

>12 kdweber:

Agreed. Taped repairs are a stopgap, but I still keep damaged slipcases as they provide a good template for replacement.

>10 maisiedotes:

I think the important thing to remember is that a slipcase may, or may not be, a thing of beauty in its own right, but it keeps dust out of the page top, helps the book maintain its shape, and reduces scuffing.

14maisiedotes
Dic 8, 2020, 11:55am

>12 kdweber: and >13 Django6924: Thanks for the feedback. I guess I was looking for permission to toss the ugly thing out, so now I have a yea (two yeas) and a nay.

If I ever sell the book (far in the future), will a broken but original slipcase add to the selling price?

15Django6924
Dic 8, 2020, 12:19pm

>14 maisiedotes: "If I ever sell the book (far in the future), will a broken but original slipcase add to the selling price?"

Probably not, or if it does, not much.

I uploaded the Sandglass for the Connecticut version of The Idiot to the Limited Editions Club ML Upload file, and perhaps someone here with edit privileges can move it to the Sandglass folder.

Very amusing difference between the NY 1st issue Sandglass and the one from the Connecticut issue. The opening paragraph of the NY edition talks about how to imagine yourself to be a prince, and says you might imagine yourself to be Prince Rainier "and have your ear nibbled by a delectable young wife,"--this of course the year of Rainier's wedding to Grace Kelly. The Norwalk Sandglass changes the imagined prince to Prince Charles (but does not mention a wife). Rainier returns in the last paragraph of the NY Sandglass, but Prince Charles, and details about the binding, are omitted in the CT version.

16maisiedotes
Dic 8, 2020, 10:35pm

>15 Django6924: I've looked at the Sandglass in the ML Upload file—thanks much!

17maisiedotes
Dic 16, 2020, 10:12pm

I have another request for you kind LTers! My recently-acquired copy of A Romance of Tristan and Iseult has no Sandglass. If anyone has it, would you please share? (The copy on George Macy Imagery is blurry and Wildcat no longer has the book.)

Thanks!

18Django6924
Dic 16, 2020, 10:59pm

>17 maisiedotes:

I won't be able to scan it until Saturday now, but will upload it then.

19maisiedotes
Dic 17, 2020, 1:27pm

>18 Django6924: Thanks for such a prompt response! I'm very grateful!

20Django6924
Dic 19, 2020, 10:51am

The Tristan & Iseult Sandglass is in the Limited Editions Club ML Upload file, and perhaps someone here with edit privileges can move it to the Sandglass folder.

21maisiedotes
Dic 19, 2020, 2:11pm

>20 Django6924: Thanks for uploading the Tristan Sandglass.

Wildcat, would that be you who has edit privileges?

22WildcatJF
Dic 19, 2020, 2:17pm

>21 maisiedotes: ironjaw runs the LEC Letter Google Drive, so he'll get to it when he has time. :)

23maisiedotes
Dic 19, 2020, 4:44pm

>22 WildcatJF: Thanks—I wasn't sure how many people had edit privileges. I'll keep my eyes open!

24maisiedotes
Ene 24, 11:10pm

Dear kind devotees, I am now reading my 1935 HP Scarlet Letter. I looked in the LEC Monthly Upload and LEC Monthly Letters but don't see a Sandglass. Is this possible?? Are my eyes missing something?

If someone has a Sandglass to scan, that would be much appreciated. You've all been so helpful and welcoming!

25BuzzBuzzard
Ene 25, 12:42am

>24 maisiedotes: Check out the “1938 The Scarlett Letter” folder in the LEC folder.

26maisiedotes
Ene 25, 1:13am

>25 BuzzBuzzard: Thank you! For some reason, Ctrl-F wasn't bringing anything up for Scarlet on my previous tries.

27maisiedotes
Feb 15, 1:29pm

Some of the Sandglasses that I've looked at on the google drive are scanned as four pages. Could some kind, tech-y devotee explain how to rotate and print all four on one 8.5 x 11 sheet?

Also, I have some Sandglasses that I don't think are in the drive, and I'd be happy to add them. I just need to figure out how. Helpful hints would be welcome!

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