conservation: full rebinding
An example from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Bank of North America Collection. When pulled from the library's stacks the volume was missing its front cover, and the back cover tied with it was incorrect. This left the textblock weak and vulnerable. After assessing and cleaning the text block, I mended the tears in the manuscript pages with both aqueous and non-aqueous methods where appropriate. The folios were guarded with Japanese tissue before I rebound the entire book, making a new bradel case for the covers.
book date: 1793 - 1796
book measurements: 10 x 15 x 1.3"