Care and Conservation of Manuscripts 13

Edited by M. J. Driscoll

Care and Conservation of Manuscripts 13

Edited by M. J. Driscoll

Distributed for Museum Tusculanum Press

581 pages | 200 color plates, 55 halftones, 10 tables | 6 1/2 x 9 | © 2012  
Paper $43.00 ISBN: 9788763540339 Published October 2013 NFS UK, IRELAND, AND SCANDINAVIA
Care and Conservation of Manuscripts collects the best contemporary scholarship on the conservation, preservation, and use of historic manuscripts, often engaging issues surrounding the history of books and manuscripts as well. Volume 13 contains over thirty contributions by top scholars in the field. It covers an array of topics, including the conservation of two composite Anselm manuscripts from the twelfth century and the refurbishment of a group of medieval manuscripts in the library of Henry VIII. Richly illustrated, the journal sets a high standard for the study of manuscript preservation and management. 


Anne Mette Hansen:

                AM 421 12mo: An artefactual philological study


Lin Rosa Spaabæk:

                The conservation and reconstruction of wax seals


Helena Strömquist & Maria Berggren:

                Documenting bindings and provenance in collections of old prints: A presentation of the ProBok project


Margit J. Smith:

                Die erste internationale Konferenz zur Erhaltung und Ausbesserung alter Handschriften


Caroline Bendix & Athanasios Velios:

                Storing library collections: A workflow for packing and tracking items in the library of the St. Catherine Monastery, Sinai


Jane E. Klinger & Lynn Brostoff:

                Analysis of written material from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum


Fenella G. France:

                Advanced non-invasive spectral imaging for the preservation of manuscripts at the Library of Congress


Nikolas Sarris:

                Seeing through the cover: Studying decorated book bindings at the Monastery of St. Catherine, Sinai


Fenke Prinsen:

                Decision making on the cutting edge: Dealing with waste material used in bookbinding


Ingelise Nielsen:

                The paper in Jammers Minde


Felix Albrecht:

                Between boon and bane: The use of chemical reagents in palimpsest research in the nineteenth century


Sherry Guild, Christine McNair, Lynn Curry, Geneviève Samson & Judy Dietz:

                The Salzines Antiphonal: The history and examination of a sixteenth-century liturgical manuscript


Oana Capatina, Ana-Maria Andrei & Marta Ursescu:

                The ornament: Identifying the origin of a sixteenth-century Slavonic manuscript


Georgios Boudalis:

                The conservation of an early sixteenth-century bound Greek manuscript: An insight into Byzantine bookbinding through conservation


Robert Fuchs:   

                Unrolling a papyrus: Investigations into an extraordinary 3500-year-old Book of the Dead


Jiří Vnouček & Marek Suchý:

                The Prague Sacramentary: From manuscript folia back to animal skin


Ian Christie-Miller:

                Watermark research: New light on the English Reformation


Marta Urescu, Sorin Ciovica, Teodor Malutan, Corina Malutan & Gabriela Lisa:

                Iron gall inks in Romanian manuscripts: Between recipes and effects


Inês Correia:

                Revelations of a thirteenth-century Bible: From archaeological evidence to digital display


Marleena Vihakara & Wiebke Marina Findeisen:

                The digitisation and conservation of the National Library of Finland’s collection of Fragmenta membranea


Joy Boutrup:

                Multiple-strand book markers and other book-connected textiles


Kouros Samanian:

                Traditional or modern conservation materials and techniques? A case study of conservation methods during the binding of manuscripts at the Iranian Parliamentary Library


Gilllian Boal:

                The Wellcome Library’s Arabic manuscripts: New protocols for surveying and cataloguing in the digitisation process


Jane Eagan:

                Fit for a king: Evidence of the refurbishment of a group of medieval manuscripts for the library of Henry VIII


Nicole Golroy & Andrew Honey

                The conservation of two composite Anselm manuscripts from the twelfth century: Two contrasting approaches?


Chiara Palandri & Anne Melgård:

                A composite manuscript made by a composite man: Presentation of the conservation of eight manuscripts in a folder


Georgia Iona:

                The devastating effects of adhesive tape: The conservation of a nineteenth-century Ottoman document


Luz Díaz Galán:

                Conservation of a selection of Islamic manuscripts from the National Library of Spain


Francisco Trujillo:

                From the master’s hand? A study of the working methods of the Master of Catherine of Cleves


Jacek Tomaszewski:

                Libri viatici: Protection and usage of portable books in medieval Poland


Justyna Król, Weronika Liszewska & Władysław Sobucki:

                Conservation of a fragment of a fourteenth-century illuminated French Bible: Tests of protein consolidants for flaking lead white pigment


John Gillis:

                ‘Book in a Bog’: The Fadden More Psalter, an update


Pamela Porter:

                ‘The dog that barked in the night’: The codex, clues, and curatorial conundrums


List of participants


Index of manuscripts


List of Figures


List of Tables


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