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Re: [BKARTS] Basic Book Repair Supplies


The supplies needed for simple book repair are the same as for simple binding (such as a selection of bone folders, PVA, wheat paste, press & boards, etc.) with the addition of a few items such as repair tissue, tweezers and a spatula for lifting. After a while you accumulate the tools that you like and that work best for the books that you are repairing.

Here is a list of books that have instructions on basic repair.

The Care and Feeding of Books Old and New: A Simple Repair Manual for Book Lovers by Margot Rosenberg and Bern
Practical Guide to Book Repair and Conservation by Arthur W. Johnson
Hand Bookbinding: A Manual of Instruction by Aldren Watson
Basic Bookbinding by AW Lewis
The Craft of Bookbinding by Manly Bannister
Bookbinding: Its Background and Technique by Edith Diehl
Bookbinding & Conservation by Hand: A Working Guide by Laura S. Young
Bookbinding: The Classic Arts and Crafts Manual by Douglas Cockerell
The Restoration of Leather bindings by Bernard Middleton

Hope this helps.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Donna Mc R" <donna316@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, January 01, 2008 3:21 PM
Subject: [BKARTS] Basic Book Repair Supplies


I have searched the list archives but have not found an answer to this question:

What basic supplies should I assemble for simple book repair? This would be for contemporary nonfiction in the under $30 range. I have passed by many of these that I now know could have been repaired. I have vintage books that need attention, but want to get some skills first.

There are some great websites with instructions, but are there books on the basic topic that you can recommend?

Many thanks-----


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