French National Library quarantines four books decorated with arsenic

French National Library quarantines four books decorated with arsenic

These works were identified through a German-American research program called the Poison Book, which lists books affected by “Schweinfurt Green” or “Paris Green” treatments. France’s national library told AFP on Thursday it had quarantined four 19th-century books decorated with arsenic to avoid any risk from the toxic agent. The warning came in late 2010 from … Read more