Ongoing Return of Tarzan (1915). Previous questions have addressed “Repairing abused pages” (about 3 months ago) and “How to attach a signature” (about a week ago). But now the first signature has been cut from the text block and needs more than anticipated. This is waaay beyond previous skill level…but now’s the time to learn, I guess. Four inner most leaves are still stitched together. Three outer leaves are torn from stitching, with each leaf fragile but attached at fold. Of the above mentioned “abused pages” are two that clearly belong at END of this signature, but have NO corresponding “page” at the beginning of signature; apparently a blank page and probably the paste down/endsheet which I left in place as the spine and hinges were fragile and I reinforced with Sekishu. I have some blank 50lb/70gsm for new endsheet and blank at start of signature. To “rebuild” the signature I plan to:
Trying to avoid too much swell at spine so original case can be reattached. Diagram attached shows the pages as described. Thoughts, comments, criticisms??
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