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The Care of Fine Books by Jane Greenfield

Jane Greenfield, advisor in rare book conservation at Yale University Library, is a leading authority on preservation and repair. After attending the New York School of Applied Design, she operated her own bindery for several years, enabling her to write from an unusual level of both education and experience. Here she offers a concise yet thorough discussion of book construction, storage, handling, cleaning, and repair, as well as essential expert advice on how to properly store and handle books of value in order to protect them from fire, flood, theft, and common wear and tear. With a new introduction by bestselling author Nicholas A. Basbanes, this is an indispensable volume for bibliophiles of every description.

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ISBN-13: 9781602390782
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 7.00(d)

About the Author

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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