Conservation of re-used bindings

Book conservation involves a tough decision making regarding usability and long term preservation handling.
Sometimes we are dealing with fragmentology, or disjecta membra (fragments of written supports are re-used as part of a binding, with a diverse purpose from the first use) whereas in other cases the purpose is the same, and the whole binding is being recycled to bind a different book.
Incunabula and manuscripts with laced-case and limp vellum bindings are studied. Continue reading

ICPWH (Sarajevo): A possible solution for paperback bindings

Event: First International Conference on Preservation of the Written Heritage. Lecture: A possible solution for paperback bindings. Organization: Gazi Husrev-bey’s Library, Sarajevo (Bosnia i Hercegovina). Venue: National Library of Bosnia (Gazi Husrev-begova Biblioteka). Audience: Book and paper conservators, librarians, historians, … Continue reading