I’ve got 6 Bibles without covers.
In your course 2-201, you show how to reattach a restored text block to the original but separated cover by attaching a mull strip to the back of the text lock with overhanging 1 inch “hinges” front and back, and then also gluing Japanese tissue strips to the outside of the text block’s flyleafs, and then finally joining those two strips together as you glue them to each other and then to the inside of the original “paste down” on the separated cover as it is reglued down. So there are “double” hinges.
In my case I have no original covers and thus no paste-down page left. I have to make a new cover. I was going to create a folded “endpapers”, and after removing the original flyleaf page, glue that (1/8th inch as you advise) onto the front page, and the back page, of the text block. That provides a new flyleaf, and a new paste down page to which to attach to a new cover. But do I also need to somehow provide a second hinge as before, or does the fold of the endpaper do that?
I hope I got the terminology correct! A little bit of information can be dangerous!
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