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Re: [BKARTS] How to Repair a book but save the pastedowns?



This is a detailed and lengthy procedure to write here, although if you know
how to case-in, it is not difficult.  Arthur Johnson's Book Repair and
Conservation gives a good description on how to do this.  The technique
essentially involved the lifting of old materials with a lifting knife or
scalpel and inserting the new materials underneath. You can order it through
an interlibrary loan in a US library under "The practical guide to book
repair and conservation / Arthur W. Johnson." I think it may be impossible
to find for purchase.  It is by no means the only book that details this
technique, but it is my favorite for its simplicity.
Karen Terrell Pardue
WhiteRiver Studio
Colorado Springs, CO

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Subject: How to Repair a book but save the pastedowns?

I have been given an old copy of a cookbook to repair -- it is in very sound
condition, but has no spine.  However, I'm at a loss as to how to proceed.
The pastedowns on the inside front and back covers have measurement and
conversion instructions, but more importantly, contains handwritten notes
from the original owner.  The current owner of the book has asked me to
preserve these if at all possible.

So....how do I add a spine to existing covers and case in the book without
covering up the existing pastedowns?

Thanks,
Ann

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