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Re: How to fix warped covers?

You might try the following.  Humidify the volume to relax the boards.  This 
might take several days, if you are using a passive method.  Then press the 
book GENTLY for several days under weight.  If the covers are not flat at the 
beginning of this pressing phase, don't force it too much or you can split the 
joints.  BE PATIENT.   If the pastedowns are of no real significance, you may 
also wish to add another pastedown to help insure that the same thing doesn't 
happen again.  

Michael McColgin, Preservation Officer                    Phone: (602) 542-4159
Arizona State Archives                                    Fax:   (602) 542-4402
1700 West Washington                          Internet: mimccol@dlapr.lib.az.us
Phoenix, AZ  85007

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