Limp vellum binding conservation

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

Stationery limp vellum binding with flap

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

Conservation of incunabula books from Public Library Carles Rahola

Owner: Public Library Carles Rahola (Girona, Spain). Object: 23 Incunabula books, with limp and semi-limp vellum bindings, as well as some full leather on board bindings. Date: 1493-1500. Damages:  Conservation treatment:  Conservators: Clàudia Callau, Rita Udina.