Saturday, September 5, 2009

Derry & Raphoe Diocesan Library Work: Book 2

A quick and simple repair to one of the Derry & Raphoe books. The endcap was missing and in need of being rebuilt to protect the textblock. In addition the front endpaper was folded and in need of straightening.
Spine view of the endcap before conservation.
Endcap after being repaired by building up handmade and tinted Japanese papers.
Front endpaper before conservation.
Front endpaper after being relaxed and flattened.