Another dirty book

The Metorpolitan Commission of Sewers, surveryors report, Soho, 1855. Having had a look at dirty on books and manuscripts in my previous article, I once worked on a book that was covered in grime. This time in a very different context. Could this be some archaeology I have discovered in the archives? One area of […]

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Dusty and Dirty Books

As soon as you walk into an archive store, you can smell the dust. 100,000s of books and documents dating back hundreds of years, all carry dust and dirt they picked up along the way. They are encrusted with it. As you open a book or the lid of an archive box, it hits you […]

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