Books / Bibles / Scrapbooks
Books are complex structures of several
materials. They are a "collection
of written, printed, illustrated, or blank leaves of paper, parchment
(or vellum) papyrus or other flexible or semi-flexible material,
strung or bound together.
Specifically, a book is a collection
of single sheets or folded leaves,
bearing printing or writing, that have been folded, stitched,
sewn, or secured by adhesive along the binding edge, generally
rounded and backed, and usually secured between boards that have
been covered in cloth, paper, or like material, or which have
been bound in leather."
- Store in acid-free, lignin-free boxes.
- Avoid stick-on labels.
- Control humidity to prevent mold (below
- Use clean hands or wear gloves.
Books are generally cared for by paper
conservators or those that have specialized in books alone.
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