Teaches book repair and cleaning techniques, and discusses chemical treatment and archive preservation.
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Book Description Thames and Hudson Ltd, London, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. FIRST EDITION. Grey cloth boards with title, author and publisher in gold on the spine. Fading along bottom edge of boards and spine. Light rub marks, soiling and edge-wear on dust jacket, with a 1cm tear on the lower edge of the front cover, but DJ not price-clipped. Clean and tight inside - appears unread. 111pp. Near Fine Book/Very Good Jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 2442
Book Description Thames and Hudson, London, first edition, 1988, 1988. Cloth, gilt cover device, 8vo, 26 cm, 111 pp, over 100 ills From the blurb: "Books and documents are of immense value to historians as records of human achievement. They are also treasured by their owners for the contents, the bindings and the beauty of the printed or written page. Yet their deterioration is inevitable and the process of aging may be accelerated by neglect and chemical changes in the materials used in their manufacture. Here is a book that, using step-by-step instruction with the aid of diagrams, provides all the information needed to combat such deterioration. Of particular interest are the techniques involving the repair and restoration of antiquarian books and the full details of up-to-date chemical treatments for the preservation of archives. . This is a book that will be of enormous benefit to librarians, booksellers, collectors and all who have books in their care." Contents; Introduction; Principles of Restoration; Equipment; Materials; Adhesives; Chemicals; Insects; Book construction: general information; Book furniture; Paper and vellum cleaning and repair; Repair techniques; Practical repairs; Finishing; Facsimile printing; Refurbishing; Care of a library; Glossary; Schools; Societies; Supliers, Further Reading. Booklabel on front pastedown endpaper, slightly sunned at head of covers, otherwise Good in chipped dustwrapper with slight loss at head of front panel. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-40341
Book Description Thames & Hudson Ltd, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. Signed as new book. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # sc1208
Book Description Thames & Hudson Ltd, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Very Good: a copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0006196434