Angelo Carletti, 1411-1495. Summa Angelica (Nurenberge: Anthoniu[m] Koberger,
1488, v. Kal. Septembris).
At a time when books were considered precious objects, bindings sometimes included
chains to prevent theft or loss. This beautifully preserved example of a chained
binding requires a custom-made case that will provide additional protection and
prevent the metal attachments from damaging neighboring volumes on the shelf. The
text of this incunable, or book printed prior to 1501, is by the 15th-century Franciscan
Angelo Carletti, a writer on cannon and civil law.
Proposed treatment: Construct a custom, double wall clamshell box which can accomodate
the chain and protect the other books on the shelf from being damaged by the bosses.
Estimated cost of treatment: $285