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Re: dry rotted suede



Sorry, but there is no satisfactory consolidant for suede (or other
leather) which has degraded to the point of powdering away.  Because the
powdered leather can get into text blocks, staining and degrading the paper
there, it would be best to have those books rebound.

If, for one reason or another, it is not practical to rebind them, they
should be wrapped, to isolate them from other books.

Jack

>Does anyone know of a consolidant (or treatment) for suede
>that has dry rotted?

>    +-----+---------+----------+----------+----------+----------+-----+
>        Terrence Collins                 collins@sisters.salem.edu
>        Library Associate-Periodicals    phone: 910-917-5423
>        Gramley Library, Salem College   f a x: 910-917-5339
>        Winston-Salem, NC  27108         Tell the truth and run!
>+---------+---------+----------+----------+----------+----------+----------+

Jack C. Thompson
Thompson Conservation Lab.
7549 N. Fenwick
Portland, OR  97217

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