Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Derry Book 6

On receipt Gvillielmi Amesil de Conscientia Ed Eivs Ivre (shelf mark JI a6, 1635) was in fair condition. While the leather joints were weak or broken the textblock was in stable condition. The textblock was consolidated by pasting a Japanese paper lining to the spine with a flange extending onto the outside of the boards for added stability. Toned archival calf leather was then used to make a new leather reback and the original cover and spine leather was pasted back into place.
Front cover before conservation

Front cover after conservation

Back cover before conservation

Back cover after conservation

View of spine before conservation

View of spine after conservation

Inside joint before conservation

Inside of front cover after conservation

Title page before conservation

Title page with Japanese paper repair