Owner: Private collector. Object: Encyclopaedia volumes. First and third editions. Third edition (1759): Two semi-limp vellum volums, starch marbled endpapers, sewn endbands on a parchment core, marbled edges. First edition (1751): Cat’s paw calfskin bound, sewn endbands, coloured edges. Damages: … Continue reading
Owner: Regional Archive of Baix Ebre (Tortosa, Tarragona, Spain). Artefact: Two medieval manuscripts on rag paper and limp vellum binding. The sewing thread is made of rolled parchment, sewn with independent knots onto inner parchment stays. One of them onto … Continue reading
Owner: Regional Archive of Baix Empordà (La Bisbal, Girona, Spain), Government of Catalonia. Object: Two stationery manuscripts on laid paper. They have limp vellum bindings with tacketing onto exterior leather supports (see heading image). Both with flaps, are sewn on … Continue reading
Owner: Private collection. Artefact: Semi limp vellum binding (semi because the cardboards inside the covers provide it a certain body, even if they are not pasted onto the parchment). 17th-18th century. Printed book. Damages: Parchment loss on the spine, locks … Continue reading
Limp vellum binding with flap. 18th century. Manuscript with cook recipes.
Damages: Parchment loss on the spine and front cover. Broken lock and borken spine reinforcing made of leather which hold the sewing. the locks were lost too. The parchment had been soaked in oil in former interventions to “protect” it. Continue reading
Owner: Private collector. Object: Several volumes of the 1st and 3rd edition of the Encyclopedia (the first one ever, by d’Alambert & Diderot). Date: First edition volumes are from 1757 and 3rd edition (limp vellum bound) are from 1787. Author: … Continue reading