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Re: question on maintaining leather bindings

Backus Leather binding polish and Renaissance wax polish both work well and
are available in New Mexico at
Art Rubino & Co.
Antiquarian Booksellers
Santa Fe, NM
505 982 8792

From:   The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting on behalf of Michel
Sent:   Monday, August 04, 1997 9:02 AM
To:     BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject:        Re: question on maintaining leather bindings

On Sat, 2 Aug 1997, Becky Schnelker wrote:

> I have a friend with many leather bindings in her library.  She asked me
> if there is something that can be applied to the leather to keep the
> bindings in good condition.  As we are in the desert, things become very
> dry.  Do you have any recommendations?
> Becky Schnelker, Curator
> Tamarind Institute, 108-110 Cornell SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
> Telepone 505-277-3901  FAX 505-277-3920

Try SC6000...available through Bookbinder's Warehouse.  It works great.


        "I will not carry a gun, Frank. When I got thrown
         into this war I had a clear understanding with the
         Pentagon: no guns. I'll carry your books, I'll carry
         a torch, I'll carry a tune.  I'll carry on, carry over,
         carry forward, Cary Grant, cash and carry, carry me
         back to Old Virginia.  I'll even 'hari-kari' if you show
         me how, but I will not carry a gun!"

                                         --Hawkeye Pierce

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