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Re: [BKARTS] 2-3 signatures on tapes?



Amy,

Even a three section (more correct) book can benefit
by sewing onto tapes. Not only is the text-block more
substantially held together, but the slips which
extend onto the cover, both front and back, will
reinforce the joints.

Ed
http://www.bookrestoration.net/


--- Amy West <medievalist@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> This is a repair question:
>
> At the school library that I'm volunteering at,
> there are 2 picture
> books awaiting repair. They've got heavy, glossy
> pages (heavily
> calendared/sized paper) and are sewn signatures. The
> internal folios
> of the signatures have come loose because the thread
> has failed: the
> paper (and holes) are still intact. (The outer
> folios of the
> signatures are still adhered to each other, the
> flyleaves, and the
> spine adhesive.) So, I plan to pull out the
> textblock and resew the
> signatures.
>
> When I do that, because the textblock is made up of
> only 2 or 3
> signatures, is it worth it to resew them onto tapes
> if I can (I plan
> to use the preexisting holes)? Will it benefit the
> book structure if
> I resew onto tapes, or is it not worth the effort?
>
> ---Amy West
>
>
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