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“Getting Organised” – Starting my new job at Green’s Books

Having recently completed a Master’s degree in Book Conservation at West Dean College, I was incredibly pleased to be offered work at Green’s Books straight away. Originally from Austria, I studied History and Philosophy at University College, Dublin before moving to the UK. During my training, I undertook placements at The National Archives, the Staatsbibliothek

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Conservation Newsletter, No. 6, Summer 2021

We’ve published our latest Conservation Newsletter – No. 6, Summer 2021.  

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Conservation Newsletter, No. 5, Spring 2021

We’ve just published our latest Conservation Newsletter – No. 5, Spring 2021  

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Conservation Newsletter, No. 4, Winter 2020/21

We’ve just published our latest Conservation Newsletter. Newsletter No. 4, Winter 2020-21

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Hand bookbinding doesn’t end in 1800: A review of Bookbinding Then & Now… by Lionel S. Darley

My latest read is Lionel Darley’s Bookbinding Then and Now: A Survey of the First Hundred and Seventy-Eight Years of James Burn & Company (London: Faber & Faber, 1959). As its title suggests, the book is a history of an English bookbinder, James Frederick Burn (1828-1870), and the London company first established in 1781 by

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Springback bindings – a selected bibliography

  I’ve been working on springback bindings for many years and thought I’d share my selected bibliography on the subject. It’s not exhaustive but hopefully covers all the significant works. If you have any suggestions to add, do let me know! Click here for our springback bibliography.

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A cloth binding?

Let me present my latest find: M. Dupont, Ou La Jeune Fille Et Sa Bonne by Charles Paul De Kock (Paris, 1835). The book is an octavo, printed on paper; with tipped endleaves formed from single folds of white paper; multi-section sewn on three recessed cords; rounded and backed; with cut edges and without endbands. Importantly, it

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Conservation Newsletter No. 3, Autumn 2020

The latest issue of our Conservation Newsletter No. 3, Autumn 2020 is out now.

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Covid-19 guidance for students

We’re now pleased to be welcoming our students back for one-to-one teaching and workshops. To help make it as safe and pleasant as possible, we’ve developed some Covid-19 guidance for students. We welcome your feedback and will keep reviewing the situation.

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Conservation Newsletter No. 2, Summer 2020.

The latest issue of our Conservation Newsletter No. 2, Summer 2020 is out now.

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