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A Degree of Mastery by Annie Tremmel Wilcox
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May 03, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: 2011
Read in January, 2011

Her experience as a female apprentice in the male-dominated craft of book conservation, interspersed with incredibly detailed descriptions of specific treatments. I trained as a book conservator; reading this I could almost smell methylcellulose dissolving the glue on a 90-year-old text block. I suspect anyone other than a book nerd would find it uncomfortably dry.

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