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Yours Respectfully, William Berwick-Paper Conservation in the United States and Western Europe, 1800 to 1935


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Author:- Smith, Christine A.

Published:- Ann Arbor, Michigan – The Legacy Press.  2016

29cms, 696p, 112 colour/black & white images, hardcover- dw. 

A substantial work addressing the development and character of the field of paper conservation, describing the processes and materials used in libraries, archives and fine-art museums; related scientific advances; differing approaches to treatment; the impact of cultural shifts, together with sketches of practitioners in the field.  The conditions and hazards affecting work of this kind are addressed.  Within this account, lies a professional biography of the acclaimed manuscript restorer, William Berwick (1848 – 1920).  Much primary source material has been consulted in the preparation of this study.