Caring for the maintenance and conservation requirements of the many facets of the John Carter Brown Library collection is a daily activity at the library and we have found that the best way to deal with never-ending conservation issues is to just keep plugging away. The collection contain materials from 1492 to circa 1825 and many of the materials have been subjected to arduous conditions prior to their acquisition by the library.

Help us rescue something rare and wonderful from the ravages of time and use by adopting one of our needy books. Below are two worthy candidates.

William Hack's manuscript atlas of the west coast of South America, ca. 1698
Estimate for repair — $11,000 +

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