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Care and Conservation of Manuscripts 13

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. 

581 pages | 200 color plates, 55 halftones, 10 tables | 6 1/2 x 9 | © 2012  

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Table of Contents


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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