N. p.: The Lyons Press, 1988. Reprint. pictorial coloured glazed wrappers. Minute rubbing of rear wrapper, else fine. Quarto. Here is a concise, eminently readable handbook on how to care for any book of value. For collectors, librarians, and curators it represents an elegant summation of their responsibilities and techniques. Included in the volume is a brief history of book-construction methods and a discussion of the nature of fine books and their component materials, thorough advice on the storage and handling of books, securing collections against fire, flood, theft, or other mishap, and elementary cleaning and repairs... -from the rear wrapper. (Inventory #: 33806)
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