Japanese Tissue to Hold Ripped Dust Jacket Together?

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A while back I bought this book from eBay. It wasn’t advertised as jacketed or anything but when I got it, the majority of a very battered dust jacket was tucked inside in four separate pieces. Would Japanese tissue be the best choice for re-connecting the pieces so the whole thing is stable enough to put in a dust jacket protector?

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    Asked on October 7, 2019 5:43 pm
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    What a wonderful find! Yes, using some Sekishu Japanese tissue and Nori rice starch paste to connect the dust jacket pieces in a minimal way on the verso side would be best. This is a great idea for a new course. You could use document repair tape if that's what you already have, but I think the Sekishu and paste will be easier to use since you have some "slip time" to work with. When archival document repair tape goes down you can't move it at all except to remove it entirely with lighter fluid. 

    After it is attached so it isn't moving around then use an archival dust jacket protector with a paper backing. If you don't like the stark white backing check out the Student Forum here for further discussion on what can be done.

     

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    Answered on October 10, 2019 12:11 am
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      Thank you so much Sophia! I definitely need to order some of that archival paper to color in the missing pieces but I’m so pleased to have it. Especially with that “Wonder City of Oz” ad on the back flap!

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      Answered on October 10, 2019 11:49 pm