Almanacs

Bound Sheet Almanacs, featuring engraved headpieces, 1835-1896 (4 volumes)

Work required:

Option A: Minor repairs, dry-cleaning and consolidation of leather

Option B : Detach sheets from binding, remove creases, place in melinex sleeves and store flat in purpose-made boxes This is the preferred option because it would make digitisation and possible commercial exploitation of the sheet almanacs possible.  In their current bindings photography is generally extremely difficult and it is impossible to photograph an entire sheet.

Estimate:
Option A: £1,750 per volume
Option B: £7,000 per volume
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