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[BKARTS] Post Florence flood



The international community responded, and largely due to the British
response, an assembly line solution was developed which accomplished a
great deal of restoration work.

Once the international funding faded away the assembly line gave way to
tradition: one man - one book; and work slowed down.

That, briefly, is what happened.

What you probably wish to know is that the early effort brought forth
information about the value of limp vellum binding structures.

Jack


>Can anyone on the list briefly describe the book conservation efforts
>after the Florence flood in the 1960s(?).

>Karl F. Best

Thompson Conservation Lab.
7549 N. Fenwick
Portland, Oregon  97217
USA

503/735-3942  (ph/fax)

http://home.teleport.com/~tcl

"The lyfe so short; the craft so long to lerne."
Chaucer  _Parlement of Foules_ 1386

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