conservation: rebinding with original covers
Another example from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Bank of North America collection. The textblock sewing had broken, and the spine leather was completely disentegrating. I used a wheat paste poultice sparingly to help remove the hide glue on the spine. After assessing and cleaning the text block, the folios were guarded with Japanese tissue before I rebound the entire book, making a new hollow spine and using the original covers.
book date: 1799 - 1800
measurements: 10 x 15 x 1.3"