23 August 2009

Restoration of Books After the 1966 Florence Flood

This is an old, but very interesting video about what was done to restore the huge collection of books, manuscripts and other works of art after the flooding of Florence in 1966.

Of particular interest from the bookbinding perspective is footage of Christopher Clarkson doing a limp vellum binding.


Be warned, the opening sequence of hundreds, thousands of precious manuscripts covered in mud and thrown around on the floor can be distressing to the biblophile!