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Book repair kit

From: Margaret H. Johnson <marhiljoh>
Date: Monday, January 29, 2001
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Ann Morgan Dodge <ann_dodge [at] brown__edu> writes

>I am curious to know if others know anything about this. I am not
>willing to spend $125 to find out if it is as bad as I think it
>might be. If you don't receive their catalogue, the Signals URL is
><URL:http://www.signals.com> Enter reading as the keyword, the kit
>is on the third page.
>
>The Holiday issue of the Signals catalogue features a "Booklover's
>Repair Kit" (page 13) ...

The Booklovers' Repair Kit, written by Estelle Ellis, Wilton
Wiggins, Douglas Lee, published by Knopf, has been examined and
reviewed by Guild of Book Workers' members working in conservation.
The review will appear in the February issue of the GBW Newsletter.

Although it has some nice qualities, such as design and intentions,
this is a kit and manual which present serious conservation flaws
and instructions that require considerably more skill than is
indicated. Anyone contemplating buying a kit may wish to read the
review first.

To subscribe to the Guild's Newsletter, see
<http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/byorg/gbw>, or, write to: GBW, 521
Fifth avenue, New York, NY 10175.

Margaret H. Johnson, Editor Guild of Book Workers Newsletter


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