Recommended Order of Repairs?

0

Hi Sophia

My dad asked if I could repair and strengthen this book. It was a few issues and I’m wondering what order I should tackle them in.

It’s a copy of a religious book, the Mahabharata, published in India in the 60s. Due to length of the book, the paper stock is relatively thin compared to what I’ve seen in novels from the era though not as thin as what I’ve seen in bibles. The original spine is totally gone and both hinges separated. The the cloth backing is actually in pretty good shape but the sewing on many of the signatures is loose. Then there are a few pages that are totally detached.

Do you have recommendations on the best order to tackle these? I’m thinking tighten/re-sew the signatures, add the new spine, and then re-attach the detached pages but I’m just guessing. What order would you recommend? Also, which classes would you recommend for guidance?

Thank you,

Anil

Attachments:
    RESOLVED
    Marked as spam
    Posted by (Questions: 12, Answers: 29)
    Asked on May 20, 2021 11:54 am
    21 views
    Private answer

    Many times the correct order is nebulous because you can work on the cover and the text-block separately.  There are several courses that could help. The re-case a book in 7 lessons might be the best most thorough one. I agree that the pages can get tipped in last unless they are in the way then just go ahead and get it done first.

    Marked as spam
    Posted by (Questions: 0, Answers: 173)
    Answered on May 21, 2021 4:16 pm
      Private answer

      Hi Sophia

      The classes you recommended did the trick! My dad had me leave the spine as just the old cloth but the rest of it is snug, stable, and sturdy which is exactly what he wanted.

      Thanks as always,

      Anil

      Attachments:
        Marked as spam
        Posted by (Questions: 12, Answers: 29)
        Answered on July 26, 2021 8:07 pm
          Private answer

          Congrats! They look great. Well done! ⭐️

           

          Marked as spam
          Posted by (Questions: 0, Answers: 173)
          Answered on July 27, 2021 9:02 pm