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Rare Book Protective Boxes

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Item # : RBB-A-B-C-D-E

Rare or fragile books and those with gold tooling benefit from the protection afforded by these specially-made boxes. When restoration is not feasible, rare book boxes offer long-term stability at an economical price. We hand-make these boxes from your choice of a variety of our box boards, according to the specifications you furnish. Please click on the link below (How to Measure Books for Protective Boxes) for the form for recording the necessary dimensions as well as detailed instructions. Please do not send your volumes to us. Two styles of boxes are offered, with only slight variations between them. Regular style boxes are slightly stronger than New style. Regular style feature rivets on both the spine and the cover, while on the New style the rivets are only on the spine, saving shelf space. Volumes less than 1 inch thick must be done in the Regular style. Some boards are not offered for particularly large books due to concerns about the structural integrity of boxes made with lighter boards for these volumes. You must specify both the boxboard you select and the style of the box on the form where you record the measurements. Each box comes with a polyester ("Mylar") label holder which can be filled in with information like the book's title, author, or call number and attached to the spine.

Measurement Form for Protective Boxes