Covering

New boards were attached and were covered in a style to recreate the original binding. The spine and corners were first covered in leather, with book cloth applied to the rest of the boards. The inner joints were adhered, completing the attachment of the book block to the cover. Finally, marbled paper pastedowns went back inside the new binding.

The damp leather is moulded around the spine

Smoothing down endpaper joint

Bookcloth on the boards

 

The original endpapers successfully re-used

 

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