conservation Archives - the book hut

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. […]

Introducing The Book Hut

  As a book and paper conservator, I have worked at The National Archives and the National Conservation Service in London for many years, as well as taking on private commissions. Then, when an opportunity arose last Summer to open a permanent studio as part of Worthing’s East Beach Studios, I grabbed it with both hands and […]

The Principles and Practice of Medicine

The Principles and Practice of Medicine by William Osler, M.D., F.R.C.P c.1897 Full case binding, hollow-back, blue buckram cloth with gold-foiled title on spine Young J. Pentland, Edinburgh and London This is one of the first modern general medical textbooks by a man named Osler. My client, himself a Doctor, asked me to repair it as it is […]

Making a Book Support

This has taken me all of half an hour to make, and I really should have done it about a year ago – why is it the simplest things take the longest to get around to doing?! A book support is an extremely useful part of a book conservators kit, without one there is a […]

Camberwell College of Arts MA Summer Show

A little late I know, but here are the details of the Camberwell College of Arts MA Summer show. This is for all us MA conservators – book and paper – as well as all the other MA subjects such as illustration and ceramics, do it should be a good show. WHEN? Thursday 6 September […]

Ginger Beer from The Book of Puddings

Considering one of the books I am conserving for my major project is a recipe book, I have been dying to try some of them out! Unfortunately due to all the project work, I haven’t had time until now! So this weekend (along with a fun day out) I set about making some ginger beer […]