4-201: Repair a Chipped Leather Spine

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Repair a Chipped Leather Spine

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.

chip in leather spine



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  • Lectures 1
  • Quizzes 0
  • Students 47
  • Assessments Yes


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