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THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS

Volume 143: Before treatment Just when I was hoping for the opportunity for a change of pace from the flatwork I had been working on, this project found its way … Continue reading

December 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

THE RUBIAYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM

The Contents: A suede wrapped text housing the Rubiayat of the 11th-12th century astronomer/poet Omar Khayyam that had been exposed to the elements of storage, possibly the nibbling of hungry rodents. Remnants … Continue reading

December 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

MACABEES & MALACHI:17th Century Manuscript Leaves

Content: A collection of individual manuscript leaves from Macabees and Malachi.  Each selection (Macabees and Malachi) was to be housed together in their own structure. Objective: To rehouse the loose manuscript leaves … Continue reading

December 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

CARO MINASIAN COLLECTION

A collection of Arabic and Persian manuscripts being prepared for an upcoming exhibit. These papers date from the 14-17 centuries and varied in  dimension, substrate, and media.  The following treatment … Continue reading

November 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

FORMULAE MEDICAMENTORUM: an 18th Century Medical Book

 This book arrived to my bench previously unbound and the sewing removed. I had the privilege of continuing the treatment: collating, guarding sections, re-sewing, forwarding, and re-casing      Guarding: The spine … Continue reading

November 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

PLAT BOOK OF DAVIS COUNTY, 1891

The Davis County Atlas was brought to the UI Libraries from the State Historical Society for digitization. It had been stored in a wrapper of brown (kraft) paper, the covers … Continue reading

November 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

THE ATLASES OF LINN & JOHNSON COUNTY

The atlases, from the first decade of the 20th century, dry, brittle and breaking at the turn of a page, were brought to my workbench just after (and before I thought … Continue reading

November 5, 2012 · Leave a comment