Repair a “soft” corner

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The attached picture is of a clothbound book from 1915. By looking closely, one can see the upper corner is slightly bent. It is NOT split nor torn, but the underlying “corner” is pretty floppy….its soft, not solid. The rear top corner is similar. Both bottom corners are slightly split and much firmer. Both paste downs, front and rear, are in tact. How might one make those two top corners more firm?

 

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    Asked on January 31, 2021 1:54 pm
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    Here you go! https://saveyourbooks.com/course/2-104a-aesthetics-repair-a-damaged-book-corner/

     

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    Answered on January 31, 2021 1:58 pm
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      OK, so I had reviewed that video indicated and the point of my question was that the corner(s) in question were NOT torn or split. The video is less explicit than the associated PDF that indeed says to "surgically" cut the cloth to expose the corner. Makes sense. I will be more complete in my research henceforth. Thanks.

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