The Restoration of Leather Bindings
Revised and updated, this comprehensive handbook for the student and the practitioner of book restoration covers cleaning and removing the spine; repairing comers; straightening warped boards; blending new endpapers; the basics of tools, terms, and materials; and more.
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Definition of Terms
Workshop Tools Equipment and Materials
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