Why are we really interested in old books?

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Old books can be intoxicating — sometimes quite literally. Kaare Lund Rasmussen and Jakob Povl Holck explore our fascination with old books and suggest why you might not want to inhale too deeply the next time you visit an old library.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date10. Dec 2019
PublisherBMC On Physical Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 10. Dec 2019


  • Toxicity
  • Rare books
  • X-ray
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Special Collections
  • Heritage Science
  • Orpiment
  • Indigo
  • University of Southern Denmark
  • University Library of Southern Denmark
  • Smithsonian Libraries

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