Saturday, August 04, 2007
175 Year Journey To Philadelphia from Bradford Mass.
The bookplates arrived and I barely touched the edge of one which flaked off .These items although originally drawn on acid free paper had been mounted on a highly acidic board which had darkened the paper and made it brittle. All items have now been removed from the acid board and temporarily stored in a protective setting. The next chapter in this 175 year journey is to find a paper conservator who can deacidify the paper without damaging the images. I will keep you posted as to my progress.
The image shown below is a rebus bookseller's label in a copy of The Anatomie Of Mortalitie
in the possession of Hosea Baskin. It is a puzzle that calls for a solution.What does it signify and where did it come from ? If you have information about this label please contact Mr. Baskin