Monthly Archives: April 2011

Dudley Binding

One of the bindings mentioned in Dr. Nicholas Pickwoad’s report on the books at Derry and Raphoe is called the “Dudley Binding”. Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester was a great collector of books, many of which have his stamp as … Continue reading

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Knowledge is Power

Well, I’ve spent the last week or so doing some further reading about the collection at Derry and Raphoe and have been truly amazed at my lack of knowledge given that I’ve been working here for six months. The bulk … Continue reading

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Two Extremes

As usual the in-situ books arrived in the studio this week and work began on quick fixes and box-making. I came across these two books quite near each other, but they could not be more different. The first one was … Continue reading

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Fancy Box

Sometimes conservation requires a LOT of problem-solving and innovation, case in point the box Tony constructed for a book he recently finished conserving. After lots of paper repair, sewing repair and many attempts at humidifying and flattening the original parchment … Continue reading

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