Manomin

Coloney, Myron. Manomin: a Rhythmical Romance of Minnesota, the Great Rebellion, and the Minnesota Massacres (St. Louis: The Author, 1866).

This work by an early settler in Missouri records some of the events and perceptions experienced by families who settled on the western frontier. The volume, in its oringinal patterned publisher's cloth, has been water-damaged and discolored.

Proposed treatment: Surface clean pages and cover with non-abrasive shredded vinyl eraser to remove surface dirt and mold spores. Spray individual pages and covers with ethanol to kill mold. Disbind and wash pages to reduce stains and flatten pages. Flatten cover and furbish discolored areas with mixture of paste and acrylic watercolor. Resew pages and recase in original cover.

Estimated cost of treatment: $1,625

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