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

Donatus – Commentary on five Terence Comedies. Robert Fleming donation, Vespasiano da Bisticci production.


  • Leather lifted on spine, fully on panels 1,4,6 and partially on panels 2,3 and 5.
  • Linen braids adhered at each side of sewing supports 1,2,3 and 4, extending over outside of upper board.
  • Threads were wound round supports and braids and extended onto boards.
  • Layer of Japanese RK17 paper adhered with wheat starch paste solution to each panel and extended and adhered onto inside of upper board beneath parchment pastedown.
  • Linen hinges adhered to each panel and extended and adhered with wheat starch paste solution onto outside of upper board. Layer of Japanese K32 paper toned with liquid acrylics applied over linen. On panel 4, both linen and paper were extended onto the outside of the lower board.
  • Loose part of head endband was secured to spine with toned linen thread loop.
  • Paper label on panel 5 was lined with Japanese paper and re-adhered with wheat starch paste solution on spine.
  • Bespoke Kasemake box made.

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