Fresh from the Conservator
(Le) voyageur franc̃ois; ou, Le reconnoissance de l'ancien et du nouveau monde, Tome X. Joseph de Laporte, Paris, 1774.
Abbot de La Porte, (1714 -1779) was an 18th-century French Jesuit , literary critic, poet, and playwright. A prolific author, he published various books and compilations before embarking on his massive The French Traveler, or the Knowledge of the Old and the New World, in 1765. He oversaw the first 28 volumes of the series that eventually encompassed 48 volumes.
This book repair took three full days of Sabrena's time and is an example of the training and sophistication conservation requires. We are fortunate to have someone of Sabrena's skill and talent in the library.