The book was frozen, this is sounds strange but is important as I do not want all of my books to be eaten in the studio.
Now comes the not-so-easy part of the project, the cleaning away of any wee beasties and muck. A long process as the book has to dry out first. The contours and colours are wonderful, full of texture and smell !
As the pages are opened the paths and holes created by the larvae and insects.
The staining and pressure marks have fused a number of pages together to form ridged pages...
... whilst others have become more lace like. I love this book.