The Care of Fine Books
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
This practical guide to maintaining rare and antique books is an essential reference for any collector, librarian, or conservation professional. 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, storage, presentation, and more, renowned conservator Jane Greenfield has created a succinct yet complete resource for anyone who wants to preserve and protect their fine books. 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. Amply illustrated with more than 200 line illustrations, this volume also includes an appendix of useful materials and sources.