Rough and Ready

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Quick paper repair to keep boards attached to textblock

I came across these books when I was picking books at random in the rare books room. I was surprised when I found the first one and even more so when another appeared. Looks like rather than doing a proper repair someone has kept the boards with the book block by adhering a piece of paper around the spine of the book. Not the most beautiful of repairs, but I guess it does the job.

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View of repair from spine

 

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Repair to leather covered book

 

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