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Information on Care of Leather Bindings:
  1. Library of Congress discussion on the matter:

  2. Leather Dressing for Bindings
    (From United States Government Leaflet No. 69, 1933)
    • Lanolin, anhydrous, 40%
    • Neat's foot oil, pure, 60%
    • The mixture is applied with a soft cloth*, left overnight, and then wiped with a clean cloth. Beeswax is added in some recipes to give a polish.
    *Make certain to keep the dressing away from the leaves, endpapers, and other paper parts of the book.

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