How to Repair a Damaged Book Corner
How to repair a damaged book corner using archival methods and materials. Rice starch paste and Japanese tissues with a little bit of acrylic paint to touch up.
- Type of Book: Cloth-bound book from Old Victorian Cloth to Modern Buckrams
- Issue: bumped, bent or delaminating corner issues
- Treatment: Surgically cut the cloth, pry open the layers of board, paste and press.
- Step by Step Instructions following the Save Your Books’ Book Repair Guidelines
- Tools and Materials: If you have the Basic Book Repair Kit, Page Repair Kit and Level One Tools and Materials List you are all set.
- 7 Minutes of Video
- PERPETUAL CAVEAT: Never repair rare and/or scarce books. When in doubt only do preservation treatments and consult an accredited professional.
QuestionThe tutorial is great, but I have a question. The video states that with the basic book repair kit that you can do this project, but reviewing the items, it looks like you need both the book and page repair, since the book repair does not include the paste, the micro spatula, correct? Also, any chance of getting the items without the 1 month all access? if I buy both kits, I would be purchasing twice of the same access. ANSWER: You could use the book repair knife instead of the microspatula, and you can buy the paste separately. If you buy two kits you would get two months of free access. Also, just a heads up: The kits are about to be changed into one big kit with most of the same items as all three kits. (August 2021)