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'Torn, wrinckled, stained, and otherwise naughty sheets'. How should we interpret paper faults in seventeenth century paper?

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Conservators are routinely faced with torn, damaged or wrinkled papers in their work and the types of damage found may seem unremarkable. However, a surprisingly large number of flaws and faults found in early paper were made during manufacture rather than in later use. Recent conservation work to one of the Bodleian Library’s two copies of the First Folio, the 1623 first publication of William Shakespeare’s (1564–1616) collected drama, has led to research of these faults and a new appreciati...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
GLAM
Department:
Bodleian Special Collections
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-1601-7205
Publisher:
Institute of Conservation Book and Paper Group Publisher's website
Series:
Conservation: Together at Home Webinar Series
Place of publication:
Online webinar
Publication date:
2020-03-27
Acceptance date:
2020-03-26
Event title:
Conservators Together At Home webinar series organised by the Institute of Conservation Book and Paper Group
Event location:
Online webinar
Event start date:
2020-03-26T00:00:00Z
Event end date:
2020-03-26T00:00:00Z
Pubs id:
1097735
Local pid:
pubs:1097735
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English
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