Leaflets of memory : an illuminated annual for MDCCCLV.


Title
Leaflets of memory : an illuminated annual for MDCCCLV.
Description
This literary annual was covered by the publisher using an emerald green book cloth that was popular during the 1850's. Analysis of the pigment by Joyner Library conservation staff, performed using X-ray fluorescence with assistance from the Queen Anne's Revenge Conservation Lab, showed that the pigment used for the bright green color of the cover contains the toxic pigment, copper acetoarsenite, sometimes known as emerald green, Paris green, Scheele's green, or Schweinfurt green. This pigment was popular during a portion of the Victorian era, but fell out of use owing partially to its toxicity.
Extent
16cm x 23cm
Local Identifier
AY11 .L43 1855
Location of Original
Joyner Rare Vault
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