PLENDERLEITH, H.J. WERNER, A.E.A.
Title: Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art. Rebound in leather.
Publisher:  Oxford University Press, London, 1976, ISBN:0192129600
Seller ID: 114682
PLENDERLEITH, H.J. and A.E.A. WERNER. The Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art : Treatment, Repair, and Restoration. Second Edition. London : Oxford University Press, (1974). Third printing of the Second Edition. Pp. (10),[vii]-xix,(1),-394,(4), + 40 p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, smartly rebound in half blue calf, marbled boards, gilt lettered maroon leather title block and five gilt-tooled raised bands to spine, marbled endpapers. Contents: I: Organic Materials: 1. Animal Skin and Skin Products; 2. Papyrus, Parchment, and Paper; 3. Prints, Drawings, and Manuscripts; 4. Textiles; 5. Wood; 6. Bone and Ivory; 7. Easel Paintings. II: Metals:8. General Introduction; 9. Gold and Electrum; 10. Silver; 11. Copper and Its Alloys; 12. Lead, Tin, and Pewter; 13. Iron and Steel. III: Siliceous and Related Materials: 14. Stone; 15. Ceramics; 16. Glass. With appendices: 1. Strength of Solutions; 2. Dangerous Chemicals; 3. Toxicity of Organic Solvents; 4. Petroleum and Alcohol Solvents; 5. Conversion Factors for Imperial, USA, and Metric Fluid Measures; 6. Pearson's Square for Simplifying Dilution Calculations; 7. Thermometric Equivaletns; 8. Acidity, Neutarlity, Alkalinity; 9. Methods of Recording Relative Humidity; 10. Preparation and Use of Flour Paste; 11. Silica Gel; 12. Potassium Lactate Solution; 13. British Museum Leather Dressing; 14. The Peroxide Test for Vegetable-Tanned Leather; 15. Microcrystalline Polishing Waxes; 16. Soluble Nylon; 17. Method ofAdapting Mains Electric Supply for Electrolytic Reduction; 18. Circuit for Consolidative Reduction. With reference material, suppliers, and index Ver y good. A lovely restored copy of a classic conservation work. 100.00