Binding Repair

Cloth binding

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First Edition Leaves of Grass. The cover was free (detached) and the text block was in poor condition. 

Condition

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The sewing was broken and there were numerous tears and voids.

Condition

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An old library pocket and date slip were pasted inside the back and needed to be removed.

After

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The book was repaired and is now housed in a custom-made clamshell box with a bone folder close at hand to safely turn pages.