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 55%). ·
- 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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