Mount Auburn Illustrate in highly finished line engraving from drawings (1847) is part of the Bob Harvey Collection at Iowa State University. On receipt the spine was worn and breaking at the joints, however the inner joints and board to textblock attachment was strong. The original spine piece was removed from the binding and a new tinted cave paper spine was attached under the lifted cover leather. This new spine provided a strong stable surface for the original spine piece to be attached as well as a natural hollow to give the book a more stable opening. In addition to the spine repair the four board corners were consolidated and covered with the same tinted cave paper.