Monthly Archives: July 2011

Who owns this book?

It’s always nice to see signatures or inscriptions inside a book when you open it, but when the number gets this high you start to wonder how bored the owner was.   Advertisements

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Rough and Ready

I came across these books when I was picking books at random in the rare books room. I was surprised when I found the first one and even more so when another appeared. Looks like rather than doing a proper … Continue reading

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Book lovers find their perfect match in Derry

This article about my boss Jenny Jarvis and co-worker Alessandro Scola appeared in the Derry Journal today! I have copied it here to share…congrats guys! Published in Derry Journal on Friday 8 July 2011 13:11 When book conservators Jenny Jarvis … Continue reading

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As ussual the in-situ books continue to provide lots of interesting and beautiful blog subject matter. This book came in last week, bound in wooden boards with a very serious double cord sewing and gorgeous tooling. The roll used has … Continue reading

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A Plug

It’s been a while since I plugged another blog but one of my fellow interns has taken the initiative to start an ICON Interns Blog! So far there are only two posts but the hope is that all the other … Continue reading

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