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Care and Conservation of Manuscripts 14

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 14 contains over thirty contributions by top scholars in the field. It covers an array of topics, including the analysis and conservation of the Archimedes Palimpsest, the collapse of the Cologne Historical Archive, the seventeenth-century florilegium Gottorfer Codex, early Greek printed books from unknown archives, digitizing of Greek manuscripts, and devising assessment strategies for the British Library’s treasures.

370 pages | 160 color plates, 40 halftones, 10 tables | 6 3/8 x 9 | © 2014

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Table of Contents

Abigail Quandt
Preserving the brain in the box: The scientific analysis and conservation of the Archimedes Palimpsest
Robert Fuchs
The collapse of the Cologne Historical Archive: The role of restorers and emergency plan
Jirí Vnoucek
King Valdemar’s Cadastre: The conservation and observation of a once-divided manuscript
Peter Springborg, Mette Jacobsen, and Natasha Fazlic
Bindings and findings: The conservation of three manuscripts in the Arnamagnæan manuscript collection
Patricia Engel
Deletions in manuscripts: Historical sources and physical traces
Niels Borring, Christian Balleby Jensen and Anja Scocozza
The seventeenth-century florilegium Gottorfer Codex: Examination and restoration of 1180 gouache flower paintings on parchment
Maria Luisa Russo
Adaptive practice, over-familiarity, and mirabilia: The problem of training and awareness in the care of rare book collections in Italy
Maria Trojan-Bedynski, Doris St-Jacques, Lynn Curry and Season Tse
The Altona Haggadah: The history, conservation and rebinding of an eighteenth-century illuminated manuscript
Marina Van Bos and Lieve Watteeuw
Composition of iron gall inks in illuminated manuscripts (eleventh-sixteenth century): The use by scribes and illuminators
Margit J. Smith
The medieval girdle book: A constant companion
Michael Maggen
The illuminated pixel: RTI, infrared and visible light in exploration of medieval manuscripts
Ian Christie-Miller
Dickens discovered, Tyndale traced and Cyrillic sacraments compared: All by back lighting
Felix Albrecht
A new portable system for multispectral and full spectral imaging
Karin Scheper
Neither weak nor simple: Adjusting our perception of Islamic manuscript structures
Marco Di Bella and Nikolas Sarris
Field conservation in East Tigray, Ethiopia
Paul Hepworth
Changing the will: Illuminated endowment deeds of Ottoman royal women
Stamatina Ouzounoglou
A survey of some early Greek printed books from local archives in Naxos (1500-1900)
René Haljasmäe and Tiiu Reimo
Conservation of incunabula in the Academic Library of Tallinn University
Ilona Teplouhova
Seals and their conservation in Latvia
Jonas Drungilas and Dalia Jonynaite
Passed along from generation to generation: The history and conservation of Magdeburg privileges granted to Lazdijai
Barbara Crostini
Digitising Greek manuscripts at Trinity College, Dublin: A virtual/virtuous exchange
Paul Garside, Mariluz Beltran de Guevara and Flavio Marzo
Devising assessment strategies for the British Library’s ‘Treasures’
Pamela Porter
‘Elementary my dear Watson’—manuscripts, mysteries and the solving of clues
List of participants
Index of manuscripts

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