Judging a book by its cover


DFASinMalta is a member of The Arts Society.  Malta’s first own Decorative and Fine Arts Society was keen to raise awareness about the special covers and set the example by sponsoring the conservation treatment of three volumes.  In spite of being taught not to judge a book by its cover, this is exactly what is sometimes done at the Notarial Archives. While the content of a volume remained important to researchers, the beauty of a decorated paper cover was apparent to anyone at first glance.

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