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Subject: Discolored paper

Discolored paper

From: Elizabeth Meek <elizabeth.meek>
Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2006
One of the volumes in a series of books recently acquired by the
Alexander Turnbull Library has some very dark brown staining around
the printed text that only appears on a few pages throughout the
volume. Below is a link to an image of one of those pages


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The book is from the DeBrys Petit Voyages, Latin Series,  "Regnum
Congo, hoc est, vera descriptio regni Africani",  Volume 1, Number
2, printed Frankfurt 1624.

A local print historian suspects that the staining may be caused by
binders/oils in the ink. I would be very interested if anyone can
shed any further light on the cause of the stain, and why it is so
pronounced on just a few pages, with the remainder being quite

Elizabeth Meek
Senior Book Conservator
The National Library of New Zealand/Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa
Cnr Molesworth and Aitken Streets
PO Box 1467
Wellington 6001
New Zealand

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