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Book of Puddings

A Book of Puddings

A Book of Puddings | an unpublished scrapbook by Kathleen A Christmas c.1892 Hollow back, fully bound in green sheep skiver, embossed with a straight grain. 185x228x30 (WHD) CONDITION BINDING The volume in was in several pieces, with both boards detached and deteriorated at the edges. The corners were worn and fragile, particularly at the front […]

Prints by Four Artists

Prints by Four Artists

Artist book of prints by four artists c. 1641 Fully bound in green parchment 343x504x53 (WHD) CONDITION BINDING The heavy parchment cover was damaged in several places, including a piece missing from the back-board and a frayed split down the spine. The cover was pasted onto the boards, and also either lined or placed on lined boards. […]

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The Holy Bible

The Holy Bible c. 1952 Full case binding, hollow-back, plain burgundy book cloth with blind-tooled border University Press, Cambridge (Brooke Crutchley, University Printer) 140x198x39 (WHD) I completed this volume some months back for an lady who was keen to preserve the book before it fell apart completely. As with so many books owned by individuals, […]

This week at The Book Hut

This is just a snippet of goodness to share what is going on at The Book Hut in Worthing this week. I am currently repairing this giant great map of France. Interestingly it has the same picture on both sides, the recto with text, the verso without! As you can see there is a stonking […]

Penrhyn Archive Jamaican Estate Slave Accounts

Penrhyn Archive Jamaican Estate Slave Accounts

Penrhyn Archive Jamaican Estate Slave Accounts, Bangor University Archives c.18th Century Single section pamphlets of handmade paper, stab-sewn through a plain or marble-paper cover Project for National Conservation Service Report written by Mary Garner DECONTAMINATION, CONSERVATION & DIGITISATION The items treated in this project come from the Penrhyn Estate archive, deposited at the Bangor University Archives in […]

Peasant Poet John Clare’s Bible

This is a volume that I have recently completed as part of my work with the National Conservation Service. The John Clare Bible was initially acquired by the poet in 1813; he has signed the inside front cover and dated it. The bible itself is much older than this, dating back to 1639 when it was […]