The Welsh Harper was a music book which arrived in very poor condition. The first two sections were loose and dirty, the endpapers were covered in adhesive and torn, the spine was missing and self-adhesive faux leather corners had been attached to cover rodent damage.
View of The Welsh Harper after conservation; work included resewing the textblock, attaching a new cloth flange, lining the spine with leather, tinting a new cloth spine and reconstructing the case by slotting in the new spine under the lifted cloth on the upper and lower boards.
View of upper board endpaper after conservation: tinted Japanese paper was used to reattach the pastedown and fly together.
View of the corner after conservation: the corner was reconstructed using thin pieces of blotter and Japanese paper