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The Care of Fine Books

Jane Greenfield, Nicholas A. Basbanes (Foreword by), Nick Lyons (Afterword by)

Paperback

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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/1/2007)

Description

The Care of Fine Books is a thorough, readable guide to caring for books of value. From a discussion of the various techniques and materials used in bookbinding to advice on handling and storage, Jane Greenfield has created a succinct yet complete resource for anyone who wants to preserve and protect their fine books.

Whether you are a collector, a librarian, or a conservation professional, you will benefit from this expert advice. Learn about appropriate levels of light, temperature, relative humidity, and pollution; how to secure a collection against fire, insect infestation, flood, and theft; and methods for cleaning and repairing books that have already been damaged. Always practical and amply illustrated, this is a must-have reference for anyone who loves fine books.

Skyhorse, 9781628737936, 160pp.

Publication Date: May 6, 2014



About the Author

Nick Lyons is a former English professor and book publisher, as well as the author and editor of many books on various topics. He lives in New York City.