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[BKARTS] Brittle leather

I have an old leather back cover that I would like to attach on a repaired book that now has new leather back - at least some part of it as a title label.

However the old leather (1910) is very thin and "soaked" with some kind of glue that makes it extremely brittle when dry - almost like an eggshell.
When it is moistened it becomes flexible and can be handled, though very carefully.

It seems like I ought to get rid of the glue., but I don't know how to deal with this.

Erik Haagensen
NO-2550 Os i Østerdalen

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