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Re: Christopher Clarkson lecture



Dorothy Africa wrote:
>
>   As previously announced on this list, Christopher Clarkson will be
> giving a lecture in Boston at the public library on July 31 at 11 a.m.
> His lecture will deal with the conservation of early (western) books. He
> has suggested three articles that provide helpful background reading for
> those interested in a little advance preparation:
>   Two articles are by Clarkson himself and appeared in The Paper
> Conservator (a professional journal)
>     1) "The Conservation of Early Books in Codex Form", PC, vol
> 3(1978)pp. 33-50
>     2) "Rediscovering Parchment: The Nature of the Beast", PC, vol.
> 16(1992) pp. 5-26
>    A short privately printed monograph by Peter Franck, "A Lost Link in
> the Technique of Bookbinding and How I Found It", Hawthourne House,
> Gaylordsville, CT, 1941, is the third item, but it is difficult to find
> and so may not be available to many.  (If you know someone who went to
> North Bennet St. School when Mark Esser was there he or she will have
> it.)
>    Yes, I know, it was very sneaky of Chris to publish his article on
> vellum in a journal for paper conservators, but that's what he did.
>    Dorothy Africa


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