About a month ago my lab moved temporarily from one campus to another. During the move out we unearthed many forgotten supplies, including some pieces of red velvet book cloth. Given that it’s probably not very “archival”, I was a little baffled as to why we had it in the lab in the first place. […]
I spotted this tiger-striped repair on one of our books in our special collections stacks. Looks like a “folk repair”, aka not something done by one of our conservation staff here at the library, but it’s hard to say for sure. The technique used is one we use all the time on books of all types […]
Today’s work: a brace of matching re-backs on a biography of architect Daniel H. Burnham.
uispeccoll: If you’re off to a fancy costume party during the late 19th century in France, then this copy of Histoire du costume au théâtre is perfect for you! Published in 1880 by G. Charpentier in Paris, this book gives the history of French theater costumes with the aid of splendid illustrations, both color and […]
Rebacking a purple 19th century book today.