Thursday, January 26, 2006

Fine Bindings - Conservation - Removing Foxing


Foxing can be a major problem in the deterioration of antiquarian books and a major headache to conservationists. The mildew spore is activated by damp conditions and accelerated by chemicals such as ferrous oxide in the original manufacture of the paper.

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Mark said...

At what point did perfect binding come into play. Is this a recent technique used?