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11 January 2018'Let the Games begin: The Cotswold Olympics rebound'
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'Let the Games begin: The Cotswold Olympics rebound' Dominic Riley Thursday 11 January 2018

Printed in 1636, Annalia Dubrensia - the Annals of Dover - is an exceptionally rare and valuable little book, which celebrates the famous Cotswolds Olympics and their founder, Robert Dover, who is credited with inventing the modern Olympic Games in England in 1612.  The book contains a series of tributes from his friends and admirers, among them Ben Johnson.  The games are still held each June on Dover's Hill in Chipping Campden, and are organised by the Robert Dover's Games Society.  In 2013 the Society was fortunate to acquire a copy of Annalia Dubrensia, and I was asked to look at the book with a view to conserving it.  This lecture tells the fascinating story of the Olympics, and then shows in detail the cleaning, mending and rebinding, in period style, of this charming little book.