The Care of Fine Books

The Care of Fine Books

by Jane Greenfield
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

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

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Concise, readable handbook on how to care for any book of value. Includes a brief history of book construction methods, advice on storage and handling of books, securing collections, and an index of suppliers of conservation materials. The author was formerly conservator at Yale University library. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781629140483
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
06/03/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

Jane Greenfield was Conservator at the Yale University Library. In 1991 she was designated an Honorary Member of the Guild of Book Workers in recognition of her significant contributions to the book arts in America.

Nicholas A. Basbanes is a writer and journalist. His bestselling book A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in nonfiction.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >