Care and Conservation of Manuscripts 14

Edited by M. J. Driscoll

Care and Conservation of Manuscripts 14

Edited by M. J. Driscoll

Distributed for Museum Tusculanum Press

370 pages | 160 color plates, 40 halftones, 10 tables | 6 3/8 x 9 | © 2014
Paper $79.00 ISBN: 9788763542043 Published October 2014 NFS UK, IRELAND, AND SCANDINAVIA
Care and Conservation of Manuscripts collects the best contemporary scholarship on the conservation, preservation, and use of historic manuscripts, often engaging issues surrounding the history of books and manuscripts as well. Volume 14 contains over thirty contributions by top scholars in the field. It covers an array of topics, including the analysis and conservation of the Archimedes Palimpsest, the collapse of the Cologne Historical Archive, the seventeenth-century florilegium Gottorfer Codex, early Greek printed books from unknown archives, digitizing of Greek manuscripts, and devising assessment strategies for the British Library's treasures.
Contents
Preface
 
Abigail Quandt
Preserving the brain in the box: The scientific analysis and conservation of the Archimedes Palimpsest
 
Robert Fuchs
The collapse of the Cologne Historical Archive: The role of restorers and emergency plan
 
Jirí Vnoucek
King Valdemar’s Cadastre: The conservation and observation of a once-divided manuscript
 
Peter Springborg, Mette Jacobsen, and Natasha Fazlic
Bindings and findings: The conservation of three manuscripts in the Arnamagnæan manuscript collection
 
Patricia Engel
Deletions in manuscripts: Historical sources and physical traces
 
Niels Borring, Christian Balleby Jensen and Anja Scocozza
The seventeenth-century florilegium Gottorfer Codex: Examination and restoration of 1180 gouache flower paintings on parchment
 
Maria Luisa Russo
Adaptive practice, over-familiarity, and mirabilia: The problem of training and awareness in the care of rare book collections in Italy
Maria Trojan-Bedynski, Doris St-Jacques, Lynn Curry and Season Tse
The Altona Haggadah: The history, conservation and rebinding of an eighteenth-century illuminated manuscript
 
Marina Van Bos and Lieve Watteeuw
Composition of iron gall inks in illuminated manuscripts (eleventh-sixteenth century): The use by scribes and illuminators
 
Margit J. Smith
The medieval girdle book: A constant companion
 
Michael Maggen
The illuminated pixel: RTI, infrared and visible light in exploration of medieval manuscripts
 
Ian Christie-Miller
Dickens discovered, Tyndale traced and Cyrillic sacraments compared: All by back lighting
 
Felix Albrecht
A new portable system for multispectral and full spectral imaging
 
Karin Scheper
Neither weak nor simple: Adjusting our perception of Islamic manuscript structures
 
Marco Di Bella and Nikolas Sarris
Field conservation in East Tigray, Ethiopia
 
Paul Hepworth
Changing the will: Illuminated endowment deeds of Ottoman royal women
 
Stamatina Ouzounoglou
A survey of some early Greek printed books from local archives in Naxos (1500-1900)
 
René Haljasmäe and Tiiu Reimo
Conservation of incunabula in the Academic Library of Tallinn University
 
Ilona Teplouhova
Seals and their conservation in Latvia
 
Jonas Drungilas and Dalia Jonynaite
Passed along from generation to generation: The history and conservation of Magdeburg privileges granted to Lazdijai
 
Barbara Crostini
Digitising Greek manuscripts at Trinity College, Dublin: A virtual/virtuous exchange
 
Paul Garside, Mariluz Beltran de Guevara and Flavio Marzo
Devising assessment strategies for the British Library’s ‘Treasures’
 
Pamela Porter
‘Elementary my dear Watson’—manuscripts, mysteries and the solving of clues
 
List of participants
Index of manuscripts
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