Front Quad of Lincoln College, the walls covered in bright green ivy

Anonymous – Commentary on St Jerome’s letter to Brother Ambrosius. Also 3 other works. England, 15th century. From the medieval library of Merton College (Ker).


  • Visually distracting remaining purple cloth joint strip from a failed c19th/early c20th repair removed.
  • Glue, cloth debris and dirt removed from where this strip had been with wheat starch paste poultice.
  • Head-edge of text-block selectively cleaned of surface dirt with latex sponge.
  • The detached cloth-covered paperboards were put into a folder in the new Kasemake box.

After treatment

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