Success Defunkifying "The Supernatural Omnibus" From 1931

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I've successfully defunkified a few books now with my Not Patent Pending Demonically Divine Defunkifier 3000™ (not trademarked). I pulled this one out of the last step in the process, and it now has that "good old book smell" instead of that "bad old book funk." Pretty much every book I've gotten ahold of that's pre-1990s seems to have it now. Based on what I remember of old books during the 90s, the bad smell seemed to infect ones from the 70s and earlier. That means the later a book was printed, the longer it has to sit somewhere before building up a funk. I wonder how long it would take books printed in 2010 or 2020 to get that smell? The publishing, paper, and printing/ink industries are constantly evolving, so they must introduce new materials on a somewhat regular basis. It's interesting to think about. 

Inside cover page of The Supernatural Omnibus from 1913.
Just imagine that fresh old book smell.

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