Care and Conservation of Manuscripts 15

Edited by M. J. Driscoll

Care and Conservation of Manuscripts 15

Edited by M. J. Driscoll

Distributed for Museum Tusculanum Press

325 pages | 200 halftones | 6 1/4 x 9 | © 2016
Paper $43.00 ISBN: 9788763544337 Published October 2016 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 15 contains twenty-five contributions by distinguished scholars in the field. It covers an array of topics, including chapters on hidden text and illuminated manuscripts, Ethiopian parchment manuscripts, bindings, restoration, wax seals, and parchment booklets. Richly illustrated, the journal sets a high standard for the study of manuscript preservation and management.
 
Contents
Preface
Guđvarđur Már Gunnlaugsson:
            Árni Magnússon’s initial collection 1
Bragi Ϸorgrímur Ólafsson:
            Text and picture: Digital archives and the presentation of the past
Margit J. Smith:
White gloves, required- or not?
Aurelie Martin, Nicholas Pickwoad & Athanasios Velios:
            Fitting a quart into a pint pot at the Sir John Soane’s Museum in London: A new library management and conservation survey tool for historic libraries
Cristina Cicero & AL.:
            Thermographic analysis of hidden texts and illuminated manuscripts
Alberto Campagnolo:
            Errata (per oculos) corrige: Visual identification of meaningless data in database records of bookbinding structures
Alejandro Giacometti & AL.:
            Visualising macroscopic degradation of parchment and writing via multispectral images
Élodie Lévêque:
            Gaelic manuscripts collection survey: Discovery of non-adhesive nineteenth-century bindings
Cédric Lelièvre:
            Conservation treatment of an illuminated parchment manuscript: compromise and economical solutions
Ana López-Montes & AL.:
            Conserving the Notarial Register of Torres (Jaén, Spain): A study of a fourteenth-century archive binding
Martha E. Romero:
            A sixteenth-century Mexican manuscript and its binding as evidence for the ecoounter of two cultures
Patricia Engel:
            Sixteenth-century obituary rolls at Kremsmunster Abbey: A case in manuscript preservation and conservation
Weronika Lizszewska & Jacek Tomaszewski:
Analysis and conservation of two Ethiopian manuscripts on parchment from the collection of the University Library in Warsaw
Christoh Flüeler & Andrea Giovannini:
            Restoration and digitization: a complementary approach
Sabina Pugh:
            Getting on board: rebinding three mediaeval parchment manuscripts as a conservation training project
Nicholas Pickwoad:
            The Lanhydrock Pedigree: Mounting and framing an oversize parchment document 233
Dalia Jonynaitė, Gintarė Latvytė & Daina Ragauskienė:
            Mysteries of ‘cera di Spagna’: investigation of historical wax seals in Lithuanian collections
Lieve Watteeuw & Marina Van Bos:
            Un tres beau psaultier, tout escript de letter d’or et d’azur: History, imaging and analyses of the Peterborough Psalter (Brussels, KBR 9961-9962)
Georgios Boudalis:
            Clarifying the structure, appearance and use of the early codex book around the Mediterranean basin: the use of iconographical evidence
Pamela Porter:
            Autographs and the art of friendship: Are manuscripts just for scholars?
Adriana Paolini:
            Writings from the Great War
Frederick Bearman:
            Parchment booklets, the Royal Wardrobe and the Italian connection: how the parchment booklet was adopted as an administrative tool in England during the regin of King Edward I and Edward II (1272-1327)
Morgan Simms Adams:
            Extraordinary Ordinary: Physical evidence and treatment of a seventeenth0century heraldic manuscript
Marisa Ferrando Cusi & Rosa Isusi Fagoaga:
            The conservation of a remarkable choir book from the Royal College Seminary of Corpus Christi in Valencia (Spain)
List of participants
Index of manuscripts
 
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