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Phase box

Phase box

Last month, Senior Conservator Erin Hammeke shared her treatment of a caoutchouc binding, which incorporated a clamshell enclosure with integrated cradle. There are many items in the collection that can benefit from an enclosure like this (henceforth referred to simply as a “cradle box”): books which require a restricted opening to reduce the risk of further … Continue reading Cradle Boxing Day →

Last month, Senior Conservator Erin Hammeke shared her treatment of a caoutchouc binding, which incorporated a clamshell enclosure with integrated cradle. There are many items in the collection that can benefit from an enclosure like this (henceforth referred to simply as a “cradle box”): books which require a restricted opening to reduce the risk of further … Continue reading Cradle Boxing Day →

How to make a non-ahesive Phase Box

non-adhesive phase box

Photo: István Borbás/National Library of Sweden Portable volume, girdle book of leather with a knot to be tucked under a person’s girdle or belt, from which the book hung upside down so that it could be picked up and read at any time. The printed book is from 1508, the blind-tooled leather binding from 1579 and the exterior knotted leather cover was added ten years later, in 1589.

Girdle book consisted of a book whose leather binding continued loose below the cover of the book in a long tapered tail with a large knot at the end which could be tucked into one's belt