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

Sententiae proverbiales. Also “Modus praedicandi dividivus” and Nicolai [de Gorham] – Themata de dominicis. 15th and 14th centuries. Richard Fleming donation.


  • Spine leather lifted along board edge and spine covering.
  • Tabs of Friebe cotton inserted along spine edge at each panel, adhered with wheat starch paste. Later adhered underneath board covering leather with wheat starch paste.
  • Toned Kozo fibre paper adhered over the top of fabric at each panel.
  • Original leather re-adhered back into place along joint.
  • Left inner joint repaired with Kozo tissue toned with acrylics.
  • Detaching fragments of lower paper shelfmark label adhered into place with wheat starch paste.

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