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Re: [BKARTS] corner repair

I have found the new book by Arthur W. Johnson, The Repair of Cloth
Bindings, to be very helpful for most basic repairs.  It was published in
2002 by Oak Knoll Press, ISBN 1-58456-070-3 (USA) 310 Delaware Street, New
Castle, Delaware, and by The British Library  0-7123-4786-0 (UK), 96 Euston
Road, St. Pancras, London, NWl 2DB.  Hope this is helpful.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Ben Colborn" <colborn@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, August 11, 2003 5:03 PM
Subject: corner repair

> I have a book with corners that are fraying a little from shelf wear. It
> quarter cloth with paper sides. The cover material is worn off and the
> is visible. I can also see that the plies are beginning to separate.
> The following URLs give me some idea of how to deal with the boards, and I
> think I can do it.
> http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/don/dt/dt2791.html
> But those leave me wondering about the covering material. I can certainly
> re-cover the corners in paper or cloth, but that could look not very
> pleasing while being perfectly functional. I'm also not sure how amenable
> the endsheets would be to lifting. Does anyone have a suggestion about the
> covering material, and how I should go about applying it?
> This book is not valuable in any way, but I like it and anticipate getting
> some use out of it in the future.
> To pose a more general but related question, does anyone have a
> recommendation for a basic repair reference? I am an avid reader and like
> books to be in good shape. While I do get a kick out of rebinding, it's
> necessary for every little problem. Thanks.
> Ben

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