Forthcoming Publications

Preserving Vasa

Preserving Vasa
Emma Hocker

The story of Vasa began almost four hundred years ago. On 10 August 1628, the Vasa, newly built flagship of the Swedish King Gustav II Adolf, set sail in Stockholm harbour. Less than an hour later, Sweden’s great warship sank to the bottom of Stockholm harbour, Various attempts were made to raise the ship. In the 1660s attention turned to salvaging the ship’s consignment of bronze cannon, while the hull itself remained relatively undisturbed at the bottom of the sea until April 1961 when ... more...

UK Price: £45.00     US Price: $95.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 270 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781909492615     Publication Date: 17/07/2018    

Tricks of the Medieval Trades: a collection of 14th century English craft recipes
Mark Clarke

The anonymous Trinity Encyclopedia is a collection of unusually detailed 14th century craft recipes, collected from several individuals and from a number of written sources, for manufacturing pigments, dyeing, preparing skins and furs, imitating expensive imported leathers, counterfeiting semi-precious materials, ‘multiplying’ (adulterating) verdigris, and for making soaps and confectionary. In many cases, the recipes attempt to codify and make explicit the practical knowledge of the ... more...

UK Price: £35.00     US Price: $85.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 245 x 170mm     ISBN: 9781909492653     Publication Date: 11/09/2018    

Biodeterioration and Preservation in Art, Archaeology and Architecture
Ralph Mitchell, Jennifer Clifford (eds)

The world's monuments, art objects and archaeology are at increasing risk of deterioration from environmental threats e.g. climate change, air pollution, and tourism. Microorganisms play a central role in these deterioration processes. They grow both on the surface and in the interiors of many materials. Our understanding of the role that the microbial community plays in these activities has improved significantly in recent years and a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of degradation is ... more...

UK Price: £35.00     US Price: $85.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 246 × 170 mm     ISBN: 9781909492646     Publication Date: 25/10/2018