The Care of Fine Books

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The Care of Fine Books

By  Jane Greenfield , Introduction by  Nicholas A. Basbanes
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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.

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.

ISBN: 9781602390782

ISBN-10: 9781602390782

Publisher: Skyhorse

Publication Date: 09/01/2007 - 12:00am

On Sale: 09/01/2007 - 12:00am

Pages: 160

Language: English

Categories

Antiques & Collectibles / Books

Antiques & Collectibles / Reference

Antiques & Collectibles / Care & Restoration

Art / Museum Studies

Crafts & Hobbies / Book Printing & Binding