Rare books

by Elodie Leveque & Louise O’Connor, Conservation Conservators love knowing how a book was put together, and recently, we had the opportunity to examine a very interesting item. Despite being in good condition, the book needed some minor conservation treatment. But first, by closely examining the binding and the inner structure normally hidden from our […]

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by Inez J Fletcher, Cataloguer & Director of Irish ISSN Centre Cataloguers come across a very wide variety of publications in the course of their regular work, but I mostly catalogue contemporary periodicals. However, recently I was asked to catalogue a run of eight volumes for the period January 1889 to December 1892 of The […]

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by Nikki Ralston, Conservation Back in July 2011, I posted a short blog introducing The Clean Sweep, a preservation project aiming to clean and box our rare book collections. We have now started the final phase of the project, which will run to the end of 2011, and I thought that readers might be interested […]

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