Escher After Treatment
The spine of this item was completely loose and the text block was separating from the case. Because of its unusual cover, the conservation technician decided to re-use the original case for treatment. The boards were removed and cleaned, the spine of the book was cleaned, endsheets were hinged onto the spine, the spine was lined with a Japanese tissue and paste as well as cambric. Conservation buckram was used to reconstruct a spine piece connecting the original case boards. The text block was cased in and pressed and the original spine was then adhered to the new case.