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Topic: Water Damage? Sun Damage? RWAP?

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Subject: Water Damage? Sun Damage? RWAP?
Date Posted: 11/5/2009 8:08 PM ET
Member Since: 5/13/2008
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How do I tell the difference? I received a book and the last 100 pages or so (out of about 480) are curvy at the top 1/2, as is the back cover. They also appear to a different color. The rest of the book is yellowed at the edges, but the wavy part is not. It's an older book (1979). RWAP or no?

Date Posted: 11/5/2009 9:28 PM ET
Member Since: 3/17/2008
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Me personally, I wouldn't RWAP it as it could just be age damage on a book that old.

Date Posted: 11/5/2009 11:22 PM ET
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usually water damage causes a change in texture in the pages, and usually you can see staining (might be very slight, or more obvious) where the water starts / ends. Or, it could be sun damage, too. If you are able to post a picture, you might get opinions that are more accurate. :),