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Re: Spine-backing question

One more additional comment, also.  One of the major reasons for using this
method (pounced-on spine) is its excellent reversibility factor.  If you
want reversibility you must use a material that de-laminates from the wheat
starch, such as Japanese paper.  Cloth as the first lining defeats the
purpose of this method.  If cloth is used then one must go through the usual
stripping method of moistening the entire spine to try and strip it off, PVA
and all (and PVA doesn't moisten well).  With Japanese paper as the first
lining, there is a dry pull and all linings plus PVA comes off with the
Japanese paper, thus saving the book from excess moisture damage and fold
KT Pardue

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