Title page of the 'Catalogus Plantarum' of the Society of Gardeners of 1730
- Height: 330 millimetres
- Width: 170 millimetres (approximate printed area)
Inscription ContentWith printed letterpress
The original titlepage from the broken copy of the book from which 1928,1112.169 to 174 were extracted.
British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy
15 January 2009
Reason for treatment
Lift prints from album pages. Surface clean. Remove debris - wash if necessary. Some treatment of blackened lead pigment. Repair as necessary. Return to AVG.
Adhered to album page around edges with bottom right corner left unattached. Tension and slight cockling close to edges due to method of attachment to secondary support. Surface dirt in margins. Edge tears and creases in some cases.
Page removed from album then peeled carefully away from verso of print, leaving debris around edges. Surface cleaned in margins of recto using Staedtler plastic eraser. Debris on edges of verso reduced as much as possible with a scalpel and remainder removed using a poultice of Culminal (nonionic cellulose ether). Adhesive residue removed using cotton wool swabs moistened with cold water. Tears and skinned areas repaired and supported as necessary using Japanese paper and wheat starch paste. Humidified over capillary matting and Gore-Tex in a chamber. Pressed between felts. Mounted into a Heritage board window mount and hinged with japanese paper using Culminal paste (non-ionic cellulose ether).
- Associated Title: Catalogus Plantarum
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