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Conservation of recycled limp vellum wallet binding
Owner: Regional Arhchive of Urgell (Tàrrega, Catalonia), mediated by National Arhcive of Catalonia (Catalonia Government).
Object: “Llibre de la Cort del Batlle” (book of the mayor’s court), medieval manuscript in laid paper with limp vellum binding, a former wallet binding, a binding with a flap. The turnins of the covers have alum tawed leather tackets. Sewn on the binding.
Damages: Severe creases and wrinkles on the covers, misplacing of the spine, lack of flap and button. Tattered edges. Grease stains.
Dismantling, mould treatment, consolidation and tear mending on most damaged folios, Covers’ flattening, replacement of leather tackets, new lock and flap. New sewing reproducing the old one.