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Re: [BKARTS] dust jacket restoration



See "Dust Wrapper Restoration" by Robin H. Smiley in
"Firsts, The Book Collector's Magazine;" v.11 n.6, June, 2001.

The article highlights the work of Jack Papuchian of H & H
Bindery in Glendale, CA.

Alan Shalette


----- Original Message -----
From: "Rodney Fry" <mandrfry@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2004 12:27 PM
Subject: Re: dust jacket restoration


|
| Arthur Johnson's book, "The Repair of Cloth Bindings", 2002, has on
| pp.84-85 a clear description with a picture of the repair of dust
jackets.=
|
| There are also a number of descriptions on page and corner repairs
| and cleaning earlier in the book.
|
| The topic of paper restoration and conservation is a major subject. If
| you have a good library nearby you may be able to access the journal
| of the Institute of Paper Conservation, "The Paper Conservator". Over
| the years there have been a number of detailed articles on paper
| repair, washing, bleaching and deacidifying. No doubt the topics have
| been addressed in other journals.
|
| It is also worth looking at the "The Book Arts Web Basic Paper
| Treatments for Printed Book Materials" at:
| http://www.philobiblon.com/gbwarticle/gbwjournalarticle.htm
| and the previous Web page
| http://www.philobiblon.com/pressite.htm
|
| Many modern jackets seem to be a shiny plasticised film on the actual
| wrapper - these are probably more awkward to repair, although they
| seem to be stronger than the old paper jackets or wrappers. Probably
| using a PVA adhesive applied with a fine brush along the tear and then
| place the jacket between silicone paper under pressing boards is a
| suitable procedure for these modern wrappers.
|
| Old paper ones are likely to have suffered more significant damage
| requiring the whole jacket to be backed onto suitable paper or tissue
as
| is described in Johnson's book. The wrapper would also need some
| attention to cleaning I imagine.
|
| I have avoided backing the whole wrapper on occasion by pasting a
| strip of suitable paper along the top and bottom edges. I have even
| done this on new books to give them some additional strength.
|
| Rodney Fry
| Crowthorne
| England
|
| On 14 Jan 2004 at 19:05, summer jellison wrote:
|
| > Hi,
| > Does anyone know of anyone in the Philadelphia area who would be
| > willing to give a workshop on dust jacket restoration/paper
| > restoration? Or, even any tips, materials etc. that should be used
| > when working on dust jackets? I am a painter with a book
| > arts/printmaking background andI have some book jacketsI would like
to
| > restore. Thank you!
| >
| >
| >
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