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Complications of adhesive-backed tape that remain on pages or covers of a book, resulting in staining or remnants of adhesive or tape adhering to the surface.

The first image shows a dust jacket stained from the adhesive of tape that deteriorated and fell off. The dust jacket flap was also stained from the remaining adhesive contacted it. The second image shows staining from tape that was removed from a book's endpaper. The surface tear of the endpaper is evidence that the tape was still well-adhered when removed. The third image shows staining where tape was used to retain a jacket protector. The adjacent smudges are likely from an ill-advised attempt to remove the stain. A remnant of tape is still attached to the jacket.

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