Month: April 2020

The History of a Book by Annie Carey

There are lots of books about books but none quite like that of Annie Carey’s The History of a Book. First published in 1873, it charts the development of printing, paper-making, and bookbinding from the unique perspective of a ‘new book’ sitting in a ‘dark, dingy room’ amongst ‘several old books’ (p.9). Upon the departure

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Conservation Newsletter No. 1, Spring 2020.

The first in our new series of Conservation Newsletters is out now. No. 1, Spring 2020

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