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"Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books"

Co-authored by Matt T. Roberts & Don Etherington

Drawings by Margaret R. Brown

Foreword by Frederick R. Goff, Honorary Consultant in Early Printed Books, Library of Congress

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Originally published under the auspices of the Library of Congress’s National Preservation Program, “Bookbinding…” has become a classic and indispensable reference book.  The text is supplemented with charts, line drawings and color plates.  The aim of the dictionary was to gather all relevant technical terms and information pertaining to the practice of modern book and library conservation. 

                        Terms defined & subjects included are:

¨      The history and structure of the book

¨      The practice of bookbinding

¨      Papermaking

¨      Leather- & Parchment-making

¨      Chemical terms relevant to conservation

¨      Terms specific to book conservation, past & present

¨      Decoration of the book throughout history

¨      Histories of famous and notable people in bookbinding and conservation/restoration

296 pages, 13 color plates; “Sources & Bibliography” lists 373 items.

Copies of this classic reference book are produced by ECS's Document Reproduction Service (DRS). The leaves of the original 1st edition are digitally reproduced on alkaline paper, including the color illustrations, and bound to LBI standards.

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