Taking the books apart

Each of the volumes was taken apart. The boards were detached, then the spine coverings removed. The decorated and protective pages at each end of the book (endpapers) were taken out and retained for re-use. The marbled paper pastedowns were soaked off the inside of the boards and kept.

Removing the spine

Detaching board by cutting through cords

Removing old adhesive

Removing old adhesive

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