Torn Paperback Cover

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Good day!  I have a vintage paperback (part of a set) where the top corner of the paperback tore off (my fault) when I was trying to scan the cover as part of my cataloging process.  I see there are videos for repairing paperback covers when they detach from the spine, but is there a recommended video for a torn cover?  I do have the piece that tore off.

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Asked on April 3, 2024 12:37 pm
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Great question. I feel like this may need a video explanation...but, Basically, the paperback cover can be split. There are two layers. Pry them apart and insert a bit (tear a piece into approximate size of a bandaid) of archival paper (maybe Antique end-leaf paper) to bridge the gap. Attach it to one side with PVA. No need to use paste here. Then attach it to the other side. Line it up! Then use more PVA to glue flaps down. Trim the "bandaid" if it is sticking out. It should be sticking out since you just did a rough cut.

 

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Answered on April 3, 2024 12:59 pm
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    I believe I understand what you mean and will give this a try.  Glad you suggested PVA as I was considering using paste.  Thank you so much for your response!

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    Answered on April 3, 2024 2:24 pm