possibly; “if lust and despair are two bullets in the same gun / we’ve been playing russian roulette for far too long”
or “give everybody a gun and put it on the television / that’s reality tv i’d pay to see… money’s the church, fame is the steeple” or “i dont need no pretty face / [dont] need no human race / i read every review / no ones got a fucking clue” or “your light fingers through the dark / shattered the lamp into darkness it cast us” but the extra verse in tell the king always makes me cry oh and the whole of france is beautiful GOD i love all their lyrics im sorry for such an imprecise answer
Our intrepid volunteer paper conservator Hilary is removing some stubborn packaging tape from this 1853 map of the Amazon valley, using methods ranging from a methylcellulose poultice to solvent vapor chambers.
The trouble with tape, as any conservator will readily tell you, is that once the carrier (or backing) has been removed, the remaining adhesive could present an entirely new set of challenges. Not to mention that carriers and adhesives all vary widely among different types of tape, and respond differently to each treatment, especially depending on the nature of the paper and ink underneath whatever carrier/adhesive combo one might encounter.
THE FIRST MOMENT OF MY SEMI-AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL SITCOM
my mum getting off the phone with my gran, annoyed, and i ask her why, and my mum goes “your gran’s just voted lib dem by accident” and i go “eh” and mum goes “she couldn’t find the conservative candidate on her ballot - in PERTH mind you!”
The vellum cover of this 1640 Italian work appears to be one large manuscript page that has been folded in on itself, hiding the handwritten text from the casual observer. But at some point in the volume’s history, someone appears to have made an incision on the rear pastedown along the edges of one of the folds, allowing us a surreptitious peek at what lies beneath.
I love these little glimpses into the secret lives of books. By looking at the text in the second image, does anyone have any insight as to what the repurposed manuscript might say?