Color Touch-Up to a Clay Coated Illustrated Plate
This is only something to attempt after practice on some unimportant illustrated plates. In general, never touch up directly on original materials because it can destroy the value of a book.
- 10 Minutes of Video: Shows the process of color touch up to a clay-coated plate from an early edition Wonderful Wizard of Oz book. Colored pencils are used to apply color to already damaged areas to improve the overall look of the page.
- PERPETUAL CAVEAT: Never repair rare and/or scarce books. When in doubt only do preservation treatments and consult an accredited professiona