[GBW] Re: ground cloves in books???

Cris C Takacs crisctakacs at alltel.net
Thu Aug 16 13:40:05 EDT 2007

I've removed endpapers from 19th century books and been pleasantly surprised 
by the odor of cloves given off by the dampened lining papers. These were 
under marbled pastedowns, but there was no evidence of oil migration.

Oil of cloves was often given in paste recipes. It doesn't keep the paste 
from going bad, but it supposedly repells insects and it makes for a nice 
work enviroment.

Cris Takacs 

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