Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Victorian, full cloth case binding restoration/repair... Finished.

Simple full cloth restoration/repair of a Victorian (1871) case binding and text block. The text block has had a bit of a sort out with the old spine linings removed and replaced, a little manipulation to get the shape back and apart from tidying up a few wispy bits the restoration/repair work is finished. The book now opens well and is secure. As one can see the square is (in my opinion) to big for the thickness of the board. However, the client wishes for the book to retain as much of the original as is reasonably possible.
Please note, I am not a full time restorer, the methods and techniques I use may be different to ones others use, different does not automatically mean wrong.

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