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browning of text
- To: Multiple recipients of list BOOK_ARTS-L <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
- Subject: browning of text
- From: "Gary E. Walker" <gwalker@GEARS.EFN.ORG>
- Date: Mon, 11 Mar 1996 23:52:08 -0800
- Message-Id: <199603120743.CAA26843@listserv.syr.edu>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
I have acollection of 17 and 18 century books and have found that if I read
the books alot that I have to wear white cotton gloves as some of the books
seem to get brown where they are thumbed through alot.
Is this normal or is the humidity to high- I live in oregon it rains
alot.Also a couple of books have got dampstains in the last year or so
what is proper temp and humidity and can I deacidfy the books my self or do
I check the acid content with a acid pen or what?
does wrapping books in plastic or zip lock bags help or vacuum packing them
of any help
I read where you are suppose to air out and flip throug the pages to stop
foxing?-with proper temp and humidity.
Also books stored in some antique furniture on unfinished rough wood seem to
fair better than in finished wood.