Flyer After Treatment
The spine was coming off this book, the front board and first few pages were separating from the text block, and the item would have deteriorated further if it had continued to circulate. When possible, we try to save as much of the original material, especially if there is an interesting or unique cover such as with this book. The loose boards were removed, the spine was cleaned and lined using a Japanese tissue and paste, and new endsheets were hinged on to the text block, followed by a cambric lining. Next, conservation buckram in a similar color was selected to create a spine piece that would help in reconstructing the original case. The endsheets were adhered to the original boards, pressed, and the original spine was adhered to the reconstructed case.