Yesterday I was walking by Hellen’s bench and saw her lifting up this book in the press! This huge book is her project for her internship here and so far it looks fantastic! She has done plenty of paper repair, humidified the parchment guards, re-sewn the first couple sections around the original sewing supports and added threads to act as a new point of attachment from the textblock to the boards. Her next step is to put a linen panel lining on the spine, leaving a flange at the head and tail to attach to the boards. Once the threads are laced through the original lacing holes and the linen flanges are attached she plans on doing a leather reback. I will be sure to post more about Hellen’s project as she progresses, and will definitely get an after shot.
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