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  • Todd Bernhardt
    Excellent ... thanks, Aussie Sue! (On a related note, I m waiting for our own A Hamilton to reply to this thread, to reveal whether or not the previous owner
    Message 1 of 6 , Dec 26, 2010
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      Excellent ... thanks, Aussie Sue!

      (On a related note, I'm waiting for our own "A Hamilton" to reply to this thread, to reveal whether or not the previous owner was a relative!   :-)

      --- On Sun, 12/26/10, Susan Thomas <susan.thomas@...> wrote:

      From: Susan Thomas <susan.thomas@...>
      Subject: Re: [pepysdiary-social] Xmas present
      To: pepysdiary-social@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Sunday, December 26, 2010, 7:34 AM

       

      Try your local State Library - they should have a conservation department which can give advice. If the block is still basically sound and the boards, but you have hinge failure - this should be fixable without making it 'unauthentic" as you say. I have an 1890s Wheatley which is in good condition - I don't think previous owners actually read it!

      Happy Christmas!

      On 26 December 2010 03:09, beat_town <beat_town@...> wrote:
       

      My loving and resourceful wife found a very beaten-up copy of "The Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, F.R.S.", published in 1854 in four volumes by Richard Lord Braybrooke, and gave it to me this morning. This is apparently the fifth edition, and it's signed by its original owner, who -- if I'm reading his signature correctly -- was Alexi Hamilton Jr., who acquired the four volumes in August 1867.

      The interior pages are fragile but readable, but the bindings of all four volumes are in bad shape. I don't want to completely rebind them and thus render them "inauthentic," but I would like to actually be able to leaf through them without worrying about destroying them. Anyone have suggestions as to what I should do to make them usable again?

      Happy Holidays, everyone!
      -Todd




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    • jahamiltonjr@gmail.com
      Dear Todd, Alexi Hamilton Jr. is not a relation, insofar as I know. Looking forward to meeting you Match 13. Andrew Hamilton
      Message 2 of 6 , Jan 22, 2011
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        Dear Todd,

        Alexi Hamilton Jr. is not a relation, insofar as I know.
        Looking forward to meeting you Match 13.

        Andrew Hamilton
        --- In pepysdiary-social@yahoogroups.com, "beat_town" <beat_town@...> wrote:
        >
        > My loving and resourceful wife found a very beaten-up copy of "The Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, F.R.S.", published in 1854 in four volumes by Richard Lord Braybrooke, and gave it to me this morning. This is apparently the fifth edition, and it's signed by its original owner, who -- if I'm reading his signature correctly -- was Alexi Hamilton Jr., who acquired the four volumes in August 1867.
        >
        > The interior pages are fragile but readable, but the bindings of all four volumes are in bad shape. I don't want to completely rebind them and thus render them "inauthentic," but I would like to actually be able to leaf through them without worrying about destroying them. Anyone have suggestions as to what I should do to make them usable again?
        >
        > Happy Holidays, everyone!
        > -Todd
        >
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