Full Conservation Treatment of Thomas Gray's Elegy
Gray, Thomas. Elegy (London: Longman; New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1846).
Thomas Gray's 1751 Elegy became a staple of English poetry.
This 1846 publication of that poem has illuminations by famed book artist
Owen Jones and a leather binding molded to resemble carved wood. The volume's
pages were all detached from the binding.
Conservator's Treatment Summary Report:
Dry cleaned pages with non-abrasive vinyl eraser. Removed old adhesive from pages
and re-glued with PVA adhesive. Re-cased in original cover with new Japanese paper
joints. Furbished binding with acrylic watercolors.