The Care of Fine Books

The Care of Fine Books

Jane Greenfield, Nicholas A. Basbanes, Nick Lyons

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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.


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Jane Greenfield:
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.


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.


Nick Lyons is a former English professor and book publisher, as well as the author and editor of many books on various topics. He lives in New York City.

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