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The following entries on foxing are lifted from two titles, the bibles of
library conservation and repair:
Conservation of Library Materials: a Manual and Bibliography on the Care,
Repair and Restoration of Library Materials, by George Martin Cunha and
Dorothy Grant Cunha.
2nd ed. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1971-1972.
See v. 1, p. 86 for the Cunhas' own comments on foxing. Among the comments:
"The extent of foxing in paper is influenced to a high degree by the methods
of manufacture (namely: the iron salts and other impurities added."
"Foxing stains are the result of chemical action between the iron impurities
(iron hydroxide and iron oxide) in paper and the organic acids released by
Library and Archives Preservation: 1980s and Beyond, [by] George Martin
Cunha and Dorothy Grant Cunha, assisted by Suzanne Elizabeth Henderson.
Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1983.
Undated. Foxing and Deterioration of Books, T. H. Iiams.
MA thesis -- University of Chicago.
1935. "Notes on the Causes and Prevention of Foxing in Books," T. M. Iiams
and T. D. Beckwith.
Library Quarterly 45(4):407-418.
The classic study on foxing.
1940. "Deterioration of Paper: the Cause and Effect of Foxing," Theodore D.
Beckwith; W. H. Swanson, and Thomas Marion Iiams.
University of California Publications in Biological Science 1(13):299-356, 1040.
1976. "Observations on the Foxing of Paper," R. E. Press.
International Biodeterioration Bulletin 12(1):27-30.
1976. "Some Observations of Foxing at the British Museum Research
Laboratory," D. Baynes-Cope.
International Biodeterioration Bulletin 12(1):31-33.
1976. "Foxing, a Fungal Infection of Paper," G. G. Meynell, and R. J.
-- Norman E. Anderson