Inwentarz Smolan

Conservation of

Inwentarz Smolan maietnosci Potomkow kniazia Andrzeia Sanguszkowica Kowelskiego […], 1594, s. l.

Vilnius University Library, Manuscript Department,  document No. F4-(A1977)34518.


Conservation by Ieva Rusteikaitė.

Photographed by Raimondas Malaiška.


Note. Due to the fact that pictures were taken in different periods, there might be slight color differences in the photographs.



  • Iron gall ink corrosion
  • Dust
  • Dirt and stains
  • Important tears and paper loss in the pages
  • Broken sewing threads
  • Partial detachment of some bifolia and folios
  • Partial detachment of covering materials and sewing structure

Treatment applied

  • Dry cleaning
  • Repair of tears and paper loss
  • Repair of the spine element
  • Reconstruction fo the text-block structure and sewing of gaherings
  • Attachment of the wrapper

Materials introduced during the treatment

  • Wheat starch paste
  • Dyed custom-made laid paper (cotton & hemp fibers)
  • Japanese tissue
  • Linen tread