9781558210035

The Care of Fine Books

Greenfield, Jane

ISBN 10: 1558210032 / 1-55821-003-2
ISBN 13: 9781558210035
Publisher: Lyons Press
Publication Date: 1988
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:
The nature of book construction, storage, and handling, elementary cleaning and repair, and much more.

From the Back Cover:
Here is a concise, eminently readable handbook on how to care for any book of value. For collectors, librarians, and curators it represents an elegant summation of their responsibilities and techniques. Included in The Care of Fine Books is a brief history of book-construction methods and a discussion of the nature of fine books and their component materials, thorough advice on the storage and handling of books, securing a collection against fire, flood, theft, or other mishap, and elementary cleaning and repair. An Appendix lists sources of materials and supplies. The text is graced with over 200 line illustrations by the author. (7 X 9 1/4, 160 pages, illustrations, diagrams)

About the Author:
Nick Lyons is the editor of Hemingway on Fishing, The Best Fishing Stories Ever Told, The Quotable Fisherman, and The Little Red Book of Dad's Wisdom. He has written over twenty books, mainly on fishing, in addition to hundreds of articles on the subject, which have appeared in such magazines as Harper s, Outside, Field Stream, Outdoor Life, and Fly Fisherman. He splits his time between New York City and Woodstock, New York.

Jane Greenfield has been a member of the Guild of Book Workers since 1981. In 1991 she was designated an Honorary Member in recognition of her significant contributions to the book arts in America.

Nicholas A. Basbanes is the author of the bestselling book on book collecting,A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books.

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