America

Bry, Johann Theodor de, 1561-1623? America: das ist Erfindung vnd Offenbahrung der Newen Welt (Franckfurt am Mayn: Durch Nicolaum Hoffman, 1617).

This collection of European travel writings includes excerpts of Theodor De Bry’s grand voyages, in which the German publisher combined accounts of expeditions to America with new illustrations based on first-hand descriptions. The volume’s interesting 19th-century binding has deteriorated and the upper cover is detached.

Proposed treatment: Conservator will spray deacidify endsheets to neutralize acid. Restore binding by rebacking spine with new leather dyed to match original, and remounting original spine on top.

Esimated cost of treatment: $925

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