Friday, 26 June 2009
The book's marbled end-papers in this case doubling as the book's rear cover and held in place with duck tape and sellotape. It's a fine book this one with prints by gustav dore but this one has been very sorely treated.
A very unhappy copy of Dante's Inferno Published by Cassell in 1892. The spine has been recreated with red duck tape, the rear cover is missing completely and in this picture you can see that a part of the marbled end-paper is doubling for a rear cover
Friday, 12 June 2009
Thursday, 11 June 2009
This is the spine after removing the old spine lining. Done using some methyl cellulose and a small artist's palette knife. Not a bad result I decided not to remove the mull and resew the whole book block. The spine does tend to rack out of shape but the book block is pretty solid with very few loose pages so I just thought I'd make matters worse