2-104a: Repair a Damaged Book Corner

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Repair a Damaged Book Corner

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.

Course Features

  • Lectures 1
  • Quizzes 0
  • Students 29
  • Assessments Yes


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