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Re: [BKARTS] Query: Rebacking of a padding binding

I have worked on a number of padded covers. My solution was to first lift the pastedown as in a traditional rebacking and then secure the loose edge of the original covering material to the board. In other words, prepare the front and back covers as if they were plaquettes (sp?). Then a new spine piece was prepared, similar to a Bradel style of binding --- of course the original spine can be reattached later. The new spine piece is then inserted under the original pastedowns, thus the new spine is attached to the inside of the cover board. The result creates a groove that may not have been in the original binding --- a possible change in appearance?
This idea of using a modified Bradel style of binding for rebacking was published in the AIC - Book and Paper Group Annual in 1999 --- see:

Good Luck,
Bill Minter

On Dec 10, 2008, at 11:37 PM, David Amstell wrote:

Has anyone tackled, and overcome, the difficulties associated with an
effective rebacking of a padded binding, in which the rebacking takes place
at the joint, and where the leather in this area is floating, that is,
unattached to the boards underneath?

We are currently rebacking such a binding on a C19th photographic album.


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