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Leather-bound books are ubiquitous in the collections of libraries, museums, and historical societies, regardless of size.

Donald L. DeWitt and Carol Burlinson explain the best practices for caring for leather bound books.

They begin with a history of binding books with leather with specific information on the type of treatments used.

Step-by-step instructions provide detailed directions for preserving leather bound books with a brief discussion of maintenance.

Particularly useful for smaller organizations is a description of how to prioritize which books to treat.

Technical Leaflet #98 (1977)

For more information on similar topics, please refer to Technical Leaflet Bundle 14, Conservation: Some Basics.