Preservation of Paper and Textiles of Historic and Artistic Value. A Symposium Sponsored by the Cellulose, Paper and Textile Division at the 172nd Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, Calif., Aug. 30-31, 1976.
Williams, John C., editor.
Washington, DC: American Chemical Society, 1978. Advances in Chemistry Series #164. Second printing. Very good octavo hardcover in very good dust jacket. Light wear to the edges of the boards with bumping to the head and heel of the spine. The dj has wear and rubbing along the edges and the covers have some scuffing with a few light red marks. 403 pages with illustrations, graphs, tables, notes, lists of literature cited, and index. An excellent collection of articles on topics like "the tending, care, and restoration of books, made with modern acid unpermanent paper, the repair of art on paper, methods of extending the life of acid paper by deacidification, the effects of oxidative degradation, and the drying of books damaged by floods and fires. Several chapters explore the factors involved in paper permanence as well as the development of modern alkaline paper..." (front flap). Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Hardcover (Item ID: 12442)