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Re: [BKARTS] AIC Stuff

A sad codicil to Jane's observation is that we are not omnipotent; try
as we may, we are only working with the best currently available information
and materials, and sometimes we are wrong, however good we may be.

Some years ago I was able to re-restore a book which had been
restored by a well known English book restorer.

The calfskin which he had used to reback the volume had deteriorated
and I replaced it with newer, but not necessarily better, calfskin.

Sometime in the next 20 - 50 years someone else will likely have to
re-restore my work.

Ah, well,



>I guess, to some degree, this does not matter to the certified
>conservators, except that they will find that they are asked to "redo"
>the work of the poorer conservators at a later time.


>Jane Brown
>Charleston, SC

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

503/735-3942  (ph/fax)


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Chaucer  _Parlement of Foules_ 1386

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