How to Repair a Chipped Leather Spine
This course is for when the chip is at the head or tail of the spine. A chipped leather spine is a little tricky to fix. The key to this quick fix is to understand the anatomy of this kind of book. The spine has a natural hollow area between the liner of the text-spine and the liner of the case-spine. This must be preserved to maintain the functionality and in fact also to maintain the aesthetics of the cover. Suggested Prerequisite: Save Your Books’ Care and Repair Guidelines for Leather Books (Course 4-101)
- Type of Book: Full Goatskin, Hollow back, Tight Joint,
- This Particular Book: Essays of Elia by Charles Lamb
- Issue: Chip in the head of the spine (also coloring but that is another course)
- Treatment: Preservation new end-cap
- 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.