Green's Books

Conservation History: From Trade Secrets to an Open Profession.

  I recently came across this wonderfully titled book and was fascinated, amused and horrified in equal measure. It gives instructions on how “the booklover may spend many a happy hour in renovating or repairing these damaged copies, instead of engaging the services of a skilled bookbinder.” I have highlighted three representative passages from the

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An Embroidered Leather Notebook

The following is my first collaborative blog post and is co-authored by Hannah Brown and myself. It has been published simultaneously on my website and on Hannah Brown’s Blog. I would like to thank Hannah for all her hard work on the workshop. And her excellent notes which are the basis of this blog. After many years working

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Watt Press

  In 2011, I worked on a project at the Bodleian Library to conserve the Abinger collection: correspondence and papers of three generations of the Godwin and Shelley families that were given to the Library in 2004. Within this collection are 189 wet-transfer copies taken from the correspondence of novelist and political philosopher William Godwin.

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Welcome to Green’s Books!

Welcome to Green’s Books! Our new conservation studio opened on 23rd May 2016. We are currently arranging a programme of workshops and events so keep an eye on our calendar and Facebook page for updates. Open studio sessions are now up and running all day Friday (9:30 – 4:30) and Wednesday evenings (6:00 – 9:00). Please contact Arthur for

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