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



Dave,
It is an old Fannie Farmer, but it's a later edition -- I'm thinking from
the 1930s or 1940s, though I don't have it in front of me.  The handwritten
notes are in pencil, I believe.  Thanks for the input -- I will definitely
take care in lifting the papers.

Ann
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Allen" <allen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, February 02, 2003 11:00 PM
Subject: Re: How to Repair a book but save the pastedowns?

> Hi Ann,
> I have done this a few times and the problem that is the most difficult is
not the end papers or the printing on them but the notes. Be very careful if
you decide to use the "wet" method to remove the end papers. Most of the old
fountain pen inks are water soluable.
> I'm curious. Is this Fannie Farmer's Boston School Cook Book?
> Dave
>
> At 04:52 PM 02/02/03 -0500, you wrote:
> >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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