It’s been another week that I’ve been airing out a 1940 edition of “The Long Winter” with an eye toward getting it into the shop. The musty smell is much reduced, but still definitely present. We’ve had good weather and when I haven’t had the book outside it’s been open on a shelf in the house. I’m not sure yet if I’ll need to go the Lysol route; my goal is to get it must-free before listing it, but I’m frankly scared of spoiling it.
I do have an extraordinarily musty copy of “Paul Bunyan” around someplace which could serve as a testing ground. We’ll see.