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Plenderleith, H.J.
The Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art. Treatment, Repair, and Restoration.

London Oxford University Press: 1969. 4th prtg.

A wide-ranging survey by the Keeper of the Research Laboratory in the British Museum. Although technical in some respects, it was written for the advanced collector as well as the laboratory conservator or museum curator. The first main section concerns Organic Materials- skin, papyrus, parchment, paper, prints, manuscripts, textiles, wood, bone & ivory, and easel paintings. The second section covers Metals- gold, silver, copper and alloys, lead, tin, pewter, iron and steel. The third section covers Siliceous Materials- stone, ceramics and glass. There are also numerous technical appendices.

Hardcover. 7"x10", 375 pages, plus a color frontispiece and 55 b/w plates with 11 text figures. A little light wear, but a very nice copy.

Inventory #: 31437
Price: $ 85.00      

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