Another Book from the Special Collection

Experimental Science Cover

I have nothing more to report on this really then how wonderful is that cover? The gilt science equipment and then the other designs in black on the cover. Unfortunately, somewhere along the line, binding tape was applied in order to save the binding and cover from completely detaching. This was done often and thought to be a good conservation move but now we know the damage that can be done. Until we have funds to make the repairs and remove the tape – a trained book conservator needs to complete the work, not me – the tape remains. It is doing damage but it’s also keeping the book intact at least.