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Re: [BKARTS] query lifting spines



It's very possible that it is a tight back without a paper lining.  There are ways to deal with it depending on the type and color of the leather if it is an unlined tight back. If you want to email me some pictures of the book and spine I'll be glad to give you my opinion.


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> From: "Wiering Books" <vernon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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> Subject: Re: [BKARTS] query lifting spines
> Date:         Sat, 29 Dec 2007 20:02:45 -0500
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> 
> Most of those spines were built on a tube, which can be sliced at 
> the edges, whereupon the spine falls away. If you still need to 
> remove the paper lining, place the spine face down and start by 
> peeling the usually heavy paper away. This at least should get you 
> started. Not all spines are alike though. Sometimes the paper will 
> peel away from the leather without trouble.
> Hipe this helps,
> Vernon
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> On Dec 29, 2007, at 5:39 PM, jgodsey wrote:
> 
> > next question...
> > say you want to lift the leather spine off a mid 19thc BIG bible 
> > for reapplication
> > and this particular spine is adhered straight to the text block.
> >
> > do you
> > A: spend weeks with a scalpel trying to slice it off a smidgen at a time.
> > B: apply heat, hoping to convince the animal glues to loosen their grip.
> > or
> > C: giveup and go out for a few pints and shots?
> >
> > please feel free to use both sides of the computer screen.
> >
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