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Unusual books at Burns

The John J. Burns Library at Boston College holds a number of books with wooden covers. One example is the jeweled binding of a Bulgarian manuscript, titled Istorii︠a︡ slavi︠a︡nobŭlgarska. The cover is French Walnut wood, has sixteen faceted, deep red-colored … Continue reading

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Conservation lab as classroom

Last month, Burns Library Conservator Barbara Adams Hebard gave a presentation at the Association of College and Research Libraries, New England chapter annual meeting. The conference was focused on the evolution of the academic library as a place where students and faculty are … Continue reading

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