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Re: Brittle Pages
- To: Multiple recipients of list BOOK_ARTS-L <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Brittle Pages
- From: "Peter D. Verheyen" <pdverhey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 15 Jun 1996 07:01:08 -0400
- Message-id: <199606151058.GAA18380@listserv.syr.edu>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Paralyne (I hope I spelled this right) is nice, but it's expensive and
requires heavy duty equipment. I remember ICI was offering it, or planning
to, back in the late 80's-early 90's. I haven't heard much about it since.
It is a polymer that is introduced into the book as a gas
There is really not much else one can do about it, simply and effectively,
other than perhaps encapsulating. Mending is usually futile.
>Does anyone out there have any methods, techniques, tricks, magic (?)
>that they use for conserving/restoring brittle pages? Help!
>>Drink and be merry, for our time is short and death lasts forever<<
Peter D. Verheyen <wk> 315.443.9937
Conservation Librarian <fax> 315.443.9510
Syracuse University Library <email> pdverhey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Syracuse University <www> http://web.syr.edu/~pdverhey/
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