Reattaching loose pages in existing signature

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Ongoing Return of Tarzan (1915). Have loose pages from signatures that are still part of text block. So a loose one here means a loose corresponding page elsewhere. How to approach reattaching the loose page and taking its corresponding page on far side of signature into account. Whatever I do the entire text block will be getting new mull (and therefore glue) and room to sew a rebuilt first signature into place, through the new mull. Seems I could carefully “tip in” the loose page, find its “mate” and give it a VERY fine line of glue, THEN when all such occurrences are done, apply the new mull. Pic shows current state of text block spine. Is there a more involved approach that might be “better?” Thank you for your comments.

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    Asked on October 26, 2021 7:16 pm
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    Hi Gaylen,

    This is a good question and you are already on the right track. The only other options are to do more involved tipping in via a hinge of thin tissue but since the page is intact that seems like a lot. Finding the corresponding loose pages is the most important thing so they don't fall out later. The mull and liners will help tighten everything up and I am sure it will stay together with the method you describe. 😊

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