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    DescriptionJane 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 Basbanes, this is an indispensable volume for bibliophiles of every description.

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    The Care of Fine Books
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jane Greenfield, Introduction by Nicholas A. Basbanes
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 313 g
    ISBN 13: 9781602390782
    ISBN 10: 1602390789

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 120
    Ingram Subject Code: AO
    Libri: I-AO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.7
    BIC E4L: LIB
    BIC subject category V2: WCS
    BISAC V2.8: ANT005000, ANT008000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27340
    BIC subject category V2: WCC, GLP
    DC22: 025.7, 025.84
    B&T Approval Code: A29405000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: Z701.3.F53 G73 2007
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: WCS, GLP, WCC
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    b/w illustrations throughout
    Skyhorse Publishing
    Imprint name
    Skyhorse Publishing
    Publication date
    01 September 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Back cover copy
    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)