Ver Sacrum

Selected pages from Ver Sacrum (‘Sacred Spring’ in Latin) will be treated for acid and mold complications. The book was published between 1898 and 1903. In the photographs, the mold damage is shown by the blotchy discolorations, while the acid damage is shown by discoloration plus the drying-out of the paper, which leaves it extremely brittle and very susceptible to tearing. Ver Sacrum contains over 300 pages with works by Gustav Klimt, Knut Hamsun, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Ricarda Huch, Arno Holz, among others. This will be the first round of restoration, as the client has decided to restore the work in sections. Stay tuned for more . . .


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