Monthly Archives: March 2011

In the News

My co-worker Mary told me about an article on the BBC News today showing ancient sealed books found in a Jordan cave. They look pretty amazing, check them out here. Advertisements

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I’m Back!

Very sorry for the abrupt stop to my blogging about D&R. I spent the last two weeks on holiday showing a dear friend around Ireland. While I was on vacation I did manage to fit in two “bookie” visits that … Continue reading

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Field Trip!

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about a stained glass conservator/restorer workshop nearby called Art Glass. Well, today we went to visit their workshop and had a chance to see some of the¬†projects they are currently working … Continue reading

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Daily Reading

Yesterday I spent some time reading an article by Tom Conroy entitled The Movement of the Book Spine. It is an extensive article outlining how linings, sewing supports and joints effect the movement of the book. I admit the article … Continue reading

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Sneaky lining

This week Alessandro showed me his method for applying a new spine lining to a book that still has its leather covering. In the case of this book I had to re-sew about eight folios back in around the original … Continue reading

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No Excuses!

I learned a new method of applying a lining to a book without removing the leather (more to come on that) and came across this pamphlet. It seems even if you manage to come up with excuses not to go … Continue reading

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