Image-18.jpgApril's item of the month is about the loss of the HMS Royal George - the naval warship that mysteriously sank in Spithead while undergoing minor repairs. The rare book collection contains 27 small books describing the incident - each bound in wood taken from the wreck. They have all recently been expertly restored by the NMM's paper
conservation department, and are equally fascinating as examples of bookbinding as they are in telling the story of the wreck.Renee (Digital Resources Librarian)