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Title:
Cleaning, repairing and caring for books : a practical manual
Author:
Shep, R. L., 1933-
Personal Author:
Edition:
Fourth revised and enlarged edition.
Publication Information:
[Place of publication not identified] : Richard Joseph Publishers, 1991.
Physical Description:
148 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
General Note:
Includes index.

"First published in the United States of America in 1980 under the title Cleaning and repairing books"--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781872699028
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This is a practical manual that describes in simple, straightforward language how to clean dull, shabby books, remove spots and marks, carry out minor repairs, and maintain in good condition a book collection or small library. It is not a treatise on binding and repairing valuable old volumes, nor on the conservation of precious books and manuscripts: those are jobs for highly qualified craftsmen. Most books, however, (and perhaps especially those acquired second-hand) need the sort of attention and care that a skilful amateur can give. This book, which presumes no previous knowledge of the essential techniques, is an invaluable guide to what should be done and how to do it.