The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 5, Number 4
Oct 1981

Editor's Page

Past & Future Issues of the Newsletter

Convention Reports

It will not be possible after all to report the 1980 Cambridge Conference or the 1980 and 1981 AIC meetings in detail as planned, despite the fact that tapes of many sessions are available and some of them are already transcribed. The editing, research and verification tasks are just too great for the tine available. Readers are invited to continue sending reports of conferences, or of the sessions they attended and were most impressed by.


The last issue (August) was not Volume 5 #2 but Volume 5 #3.

Back Issue Reprinted

Volume 1 #11, a special issue devoted to rebuttal of a 1977 article on "Kitchen Chemistry in the Care of Books" from the AB Bookman's Weekly, is in print again. It contains a lead article by chemist Margaret Hey, entitled "Kitchen Chemistry: The Reasons Why Not." Price: $1.00.

The price of the next 4 issues, #12-15, have been reduced to $1.00 to keep the per-page price about the same for all issues.

Foreign Payments Easier Now

Foreign subscribers may now pay in their own currency with an ordinary check made out to the Abbey Newsletter. The Newsletter has a new account in an international bank for this purpose. The equivalents of $15.00 and $1.00 for several countries are given below. (Add $5.00 or 33% for overseas air mail.)

Australia $13.00 .87
Britain £8.00 .54
Canada $18.00 1.20
Denmark Kr 108.00 7.20
Netherlands G 37.00 2.47


One page of this Newsletter is an invoice for a 1982 subscription. It indicates any credit the addressee may have from past overpayments or prepayments, and should be returned with payment if the subscription is renewed.

The Abbey Newsletter: Bookbinding and Conservation has 500 paid subscribers and is issued 6 times a year by Ellen McCrady. Subscribers automatically receive all issues published in the current year, unless they request otherwise. All subscriptions expire on the last day of the year. To initiate or renew a subscription, send name, address, and a check for $12.00 (1981) or $15.00 (1982) to Abbey Newsletter, 716 Gormley Drive, Rockville, MD 20850. Institutions may subscribe in their usual way, through subscription agencies or with purchase orders.

No advertisements are accepted, but there is no charge for any type of notice, as long as it has news value and is appropriate.

Written contributions and bits of news are welcome. Claims for issues which are defective or damaged in the nail and for back issues paid for but never received will be honored without question, within a reasonable period of tine after publication or ordering. Write the above address or call (301) 424-6175 persistently, evenings after 7 and on weekends.

Simple news articles and announcements nay be freely reprinted in other newsletters without attribution and without explicit permission. Signed contributions, however, may not be reprinted without permission.

Copyright 1981 Ellen McCrady ISSN 0276-8291

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