https://librarycompany.org/wp-content/uploads/journals.jpg15362048Tristan Dahnhttps://librarycompany.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/lcp_print.pngTristan Dahn2020-04-02 19:10:532020-04-03 13:19:42Note to Future Self: A Project to Do at Home
https://librarycompany.org/wp-content/uploads/2-1-scaled.jpg11522048Clare Lowryhttps://librarycompany.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/lcp_print.pngClare Lowry2019-10-21 12:53:312019-10-22 15:06:28Before and After
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https://librarycompany.org/wp-content/uploads/sewing-PS.jpg7681024nscalessahttps://librarycompany.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/lcp_print.pngnscalessa2013-10-15 13:38:002019-05-01 16:17:45A Few of Our Favorite Things, Part Four: Learning from a Damaged Book, Margarita Philosophica (Basel, 1508)
One of my favorite books in the Library Company’s collection is The Book of Trades (Philadelphia: George S. Appleton, 1851). Produced in many English-language editions in the 19th century, the book of trades reflects a trend in early childhood…
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Little scholarly attention was given to papier-mâché bindings before Chief of Conservation Jennifer Rosner began researching the topic in May 2011. Largely through generous donations from Michael Zinman, the Library Company has amassed arguably…
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I have written previously about book bindings with papier-mâché elements. (click here to read that post.) Now, I’d like to present a particularly interesting group of books that have papier-mâché medallions attached to the leather…
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Lippincott, Grambo & Co. offered The Iris, An Illuminated Annual for 1851 in six different binding styles, two of which are shown above. At the top is what they advertised as “Turkey Morocco beveled, inlaid with Papier Maché”…
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This book cover has such interesting gold stamping. The unusual design of the four corner brasses incorporates images of animals in the swirls and curlicues.
The birds look so determined as they fly under the ornaments!
Not many people realize that the corrugated clamshell box (as shown above) was actually developed here at the Library Company. As many of you know, these boxes are very useful in rare book libraries because they are an efficient way to protect…
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The inspiring talents of a number of Library Company staff members are on display at the entrance to the Reading Room through mid-February. The "Art of the Library Company" exhibition presents a sample of recent work by six current staff…
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The three conservators in the McLean Conservation Department (Jennifer Rosner, Andrea Krupp, and Alice Austin) are all active members of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers. On November 5 and 6, 2011, they hosted a…
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