Conservation

by Élodie Lévèque and Louise O’Connor, Conservation; and Justin Furlong, Newspaper Librarian The National Library of Ireland recently acquired two volumes of The Waterford Mirror containing rare issues from 1805 and 1806. In 1801, The Waterford Mirror and Munster Packet newspaper was first printed by John Bull, and from 1805 continued as The Waterford Mirror [...]

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by Elodie Leveque & Louise O’Connor, Conservation Conservators love knowing how a book was put together, and recently, we had the opportunity to examine a very interesting item. Despite being in good condition, the book needed some minor conservation treatment. But first, by closely examining the binding and the inner structure normally hidden from our [...]

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by Máire Ní Chonalláin, Assistant Keeper II The Samuel Beckett Collection which belonged to the author’s London bookseller friend, Alan Clodd, has been catalogued. We were fortunate enough to acquire this collection in 2006. The private collection of the Nobel prize-winner’s work is highly regarded as it contains virtually all of Beckett’s works in first [...]

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