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Re: Storing precious books

Make sure the shelving is not covered with latex paint, rubbed oil finishes,
fresh oil based finishes etc. Latex paint comes off on the books, oil can
stain it, lots of oil based  finishes give off fumes that will damage a book
over time. If these are really great books cover the shelf with a sheet of
glass or sheets with a baked enamel finish.

Circulating air, better yet air condition helps. Especially if you live
(like we do) in a cess pool of humidity.
-----Original Message-----
From: Malcolm T. Upton <malcolm@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thursday, October 22, 1998 7:28 PM
Subject: Storing precious books

>A book collector friend of mine asked what the best way to store his first
>edition books was.  Any suggestions beyond the obvious "don't leave them on
>the porch"?
>                    Malcolm T. Upton
> 8901 Normandale #1004  Ft. Worth, TX 76116
>        817/560-2316  malcolm@xxxxxxxxxx
>                   http://www.uptons.net/
>"Once we thought if we sat a million monkeys down at a million typewriters
>we'd get the works of Shakespeare. Now that we have the Web, we know this
>isn't true." --anonymous

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