Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Bookplating Day in the Rare Book Room!

Graduation has passed, and the quiet of summer has descended upon the law library.  I usually use this time to catch up on some housekeeping tasks in the Rare Book Room.  Today's task: bookplating!  Every book that we are fortunate enough to acquire or to receive by gift receives a bookplate indicating its home in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room, and, if appropriate, the name of the donor.  If our donor has his or her own bookplate, that is affixed to the book as well. 

This morning, my colleague Gaby and I made some Japanese wheat paste to use as our adhesive for the bookplates and made a day of it!  In the photo, Gaby is placing the appropriate bookplates in a book recently donated by Professor Michael H. Hoeflich

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