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Conservation of leather books April 29, 2007

Filed under: Books all sorts,Miscellaneous — Kim @ 3:08 am

If you collect books, leather books are something special. It is very difficult to keep (old) leather book bindings in good condition. The National Library of The Netherlands has a very interesting article on its website. It is called “Guidelines for the conservation of leather and parchment book bindings”.

It is a bit difficult to read due to the lack of white space, but it seems very interesting. I have not read all of it. It is a bit dry here and there since it is written from a scientific point of view. You can find the lengthy article here.

 

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