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Re: Sewing on cords



Thanks, Dorothy. The binding probably will end up being a tight fit, as I
don't have a press large enough to take the book and will be improvising, so
tyvek may be the best option.



>   Good luck with your reattachment, Jane.  When I do this for heavy
> books sewn on raised cords I use a slotted linen lining, or a comb, and
> fray out the new supports (if there are any) and put them down on the
> inside of the boards.  Of course, you have to lift the pastedown to do
> this, or strip it completely off if it also needs to be replaced. Since
> you have to replace the endsheets anyway, I presume you will be getting
> rid of the original pastedown which will make this all easier to do.  If
> the boards are thick enough you may be able to sink the new cords into a
> recess near the original lacing.  Given the weight of the book I'd use
> real airplane linen for the lining, but if that is not available to you
> the thinnest, densest mull you can find. Since the book is not of value,
> perhaps you could use tyvek if the binding is a tight fit.
>   Best regards,
>    Dorothy Africa
>
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