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The Care of Fine Books
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on September 25, 2009
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
Information that one wants to know about books as material objects is presented here.

This book although not very thick in comparison definitely is very thorough. For private collectors this book is a must have.

How/where to store books, preservation. Great write up on dealing with books on water damage and various hazards such as pests etc. Also contains information on structure of a book. Metal vs. Wooden shelves are also an excellent writeup.

Great reference, highly recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on June 19, 2013
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
Quick - what should you do if you find signs of insects in a valuable old book? Greenfield's 'The care of fine books' answers this and similar book care questions. Her answers are based on years of experience and delivered in easy to understand, non-technical language. As a librarian, I find myself reaching for 'The Care of Fine Books' several times a week. I think this book would also appeal to book collectors or to anyone who cares for cherished books.
BTW, Greenfield's non-toxic and non-distructive recommendation is to freeze books with bugs. It works!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on November 22, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Book is lavishly illustrated with fine pen or pencil drawings. One chapter called "The Handling of Books" that is about 40 pages long. Another chapter shows how to oil a book and how to remove insects. Lots of interesting trivia.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 11, 2014
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One of dozens of "books about books" in my collection, many of which have overlapping subject matter, Jane Greenfield's book includes tips and techniques, succinctly described, that one cannot easily find elsewhere.
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on January 6, 2015
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A fine book which is of help to me and I was happy with my purchase. The topic caught my eye and the price was reasonable. The author is very knowledgable on the subject.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 20, 2014
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real good
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on February 27, 2015
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excellent book
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7 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on February 21, 2009
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If you know the right book and can condition it properly a $25 buy can be worth hundreds of thousands. This is an excellent how-to book.

The Prof.
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