Tree thumbnailThere are numerous threats to rare books in the forms of sunlight, pests, and handling by users.

Harold W. Tribolet provides a primer on how to repair rare books and documents from damage, particularly harm caused by well-intentioned owners and conservators.

Tribolet overviews how to care for bindings and repair broken bindings and provides a discussion on the pros and cons of restoration. He also briefly covers preventive measures for damage.

Technical Leaflet #13 (1970)

The information in this Technical Leaflet has been updated in more recent publications. It has been indexed for historical purposes.