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Subject: Small books

Small books

From: Ron Stark <rstark9955>
Date: Tuesday, March 5, 1996
Presently I have a client with many of the Better Little Books
published in 1940-50. I would like to ask for any assistance in
their conservation.

Each is 3.5" wide x 4.5" tall x 1.25" high. They are all paper.
They are bound in chipboard that is covered with what appears to be
clay coated stock that has been bleed printed. Pages are all
newsprint. Pages are in signatures and what appears to be perfect

The books, besides exhibiting the usual signs of over-handling and
neglect, are fragile and will not tolerate much exercise. They
should, it seems, at least be deacidified. My advance thanks for any
and all assistance in this matter.

Ron Stark, Director
S/R Laboratories Animation
Art Conservation Center

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:61
                  Distributed: Thursday, March 7, 1996
                        Message Id: cdl-9-61-023
Received on Tuesday, 5 March, 1996

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