Conservation

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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by Eoin Lynch, Conservation Assistant While working on The Clean Sweep book cleaning project, an interesting book I found in the Joly Collection was The speeches of the Right Honourable John Philpot Curran, edited by Thomas Davis and published in London, 1847. John Philpot Curran (1750-1817) was an Irish MP and barrister who defended several [...]

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by Nikki Ralston, Conservation Back in July 2011, I posted a short blog introducing The Clean Sweep, a preservation project aiming to clean and box our rare book collections. We have now started the final phase of the project, which will run to the end of 2011, and I thought that readers might be interested [...]

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