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Foxing

Post by Bartlebooth » Tue 25 Aug, 2015 9:53 am

Guten morgen, I've been looking at conservation methods for books as I have a 1918 Heinemann 1st edition of Swinburne's poetry for children illustrated by Rackham, "The Springtide of Life", which has a little foxing on end papers and I was wondering if anyone had any DIY :shock: experience with removing/hindering the growth of said annoying spots.

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Re: Foxing

Post by Jamesnkr » Tue 25 Aug, 2015 10:20 am

First spend two years doing this: http://www.arts.ac.uk/camberwell/course ... servation/

Then after a few more years' experimenting, you will know as much as this guy.

http://periodfinebindings.typepad.com/r ... and_milde/

(And ignore people who tell you that you can use Milton Fluid, or Chloramine T or any other wonder material that will, in time, destroy the paper as well as the foxing.)

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Re: Foxing

Post by prospero » Tue 25 Aug, 2015 10:31 am

:P Leave it alone. It won't get better. :P
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Re: Foxing

Post by Bartlebooth » Tue 25 Aug, 2015 11:08 am

Jamesnkr wrote:First spend two years doing this: http://www.arts.ac.uk/camberwell/course ... servation/

Then after a few more years' experimenting, you will know as much as this guy.

http://periodfinebindings.typepad.com/r ... and_milde/

(And ignore people who tell you that you can use Milton Fluid, or Chloramine T or any other wonder material that will, in time, destroy the paper as well as the foxing.)
Funny, I actually looked at the Camberwell course a while ago.
I found a website for a recent Camberwell graduate so I may ask for a quote-or not :D

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Re: Foxing

Post by Bartlebooth » Tue 25 Aug, 2015 11:09 am

prospero wrote::P Leave it alone. It won't get better. :P
Yup, not looking good.

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Re: Foxing

Post by Jamesnkr » Tue 25 Aug, 2015 1:10 pm

City Lit have some part time evening courses.

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Re: Foxing

Post by Bartlebooth » Tue 25 Aug, 2015 3:12 pm

Jamesnkr wrote:City Lit have some part time evening courses.
OK, thanks, I didn't know that. I have a couple of friends that teach there so might be worth a look.

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