The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 8, Number 1a
Feb 1984


Translations in Progress & Completed

Wolfgang Waechter. Buchrestaurierung. VEB Fachbuchverlag, Leipzig, 1983. Frank Mowery (Folger Library) is working on this one and says it is fascinating.

Fritz Wiese. Der Bucheinband: Historische und neuartige Einbände. Schlütersche, Hannover, 1981. Frank Mowery is also working on this. He has almost finished the first draft.

Per M. Laursen. Beschreibung verschiedener Anfaserungsgeräte. (Publisher and date not furnished.) Also his paper, "Untersuchung der Fasern zur Papieranfaserung," given September 1983 at the Fifth International Graphic Restoration Day, in The Hague. Murray Millar, in Australia, has commissioned translations of these works on leaf-casting.

Karl Jäckel, "Alte Techniken des Buchbinderhandwerks in der modernen Schriftgutrestaurierung, 2: Das Kapital." [The Endband.] Bibliotheksforum Bayern 3 (1975): 207-219. This has been translated by Trudi Eberhardt, Martina Mikulka and Peter Geraty; also (independently) by Richard Hacken, with the aid of Robert Espinosa.

__________ "Alte Techniken des Buchbinderhandwerks in der modernen Schriftgutrestaurierung, 1: Das Heften." Bibliothekaforum Bayern 2 (1974), 255-264. This has been announced for Vol. 3 of The New Bookbinder. ("Heften" means sewing.'')

__________ "Alte Techniken des Buchbinderhandwerks in der modernen Schriftgutrestaurierung, 4: Leder und Pergament." Bibliotheksforum Bayern 6 (1978), 215-221. This will be published shortly in the Abbey Newsletter. The translation is by Doris Freitag.

Jäckel wrote three other articles in the same series on old techniques, on wooden boards (1977), gilding (1980) and globes (1981). The publisher (Generaldirektion der Bayerischen Staatlichen Bibliotheken) has given the Abbey Newsletter permission to publish the entire series, and has secured the author's permission as well.

Wilhelm Ziegler, "Das Färben von Leder für die Buchrestaurierung." Allgemeiner Anzeiger für Buchbindereien, 75: 768, 770-71, Nov. 1962. This has been translated by Trudi Eberhardt, Steve Miller and a friend of Polly Lada-Mocarski's, and is scheduled for publication in about 10 days, to be sent out with the index to vol. 7. It concerns the dyeing of leather.

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