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- To: Multiple recipients of list BOOK_ARTS-L <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: foxing
- From: "Rodney Fry 01276 64566 x4151; GNET *821" <rod.fry@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 31 Oct 1996 19:00:06 +0000
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On 25 Oct at 17:11 the message was received;
>What is foxing.
>How can it be prevented.
>How can it be reversed.
>Thanks in advance
>POIHSAI BIBLIA POLLA OUK ESTIN PERASMOS
>From some notes I have there was a paper by Ligertink, Porck and Smit, "Foxing
Stains and Discolouration of Leaf Margins and Paper surrounding Printing Ink:
Elements of a complex phenomenon in books", The Paper Conservator, p.45 , Vol
15, 1991. There were also some earlier papers in the same journal and
elsewhere I am sure . It appears to have various origins.
I have successfully reduced the effect with a light calcium hypochlorite
bleach, but this may not always be a recommended procedure in every situation.
No doubt there are other subscribers more familiar with dealing with the