These fairly dry books filled with historical records for the American Legion arrived to bindery in various stages of disrepair. The necessity of this repair is a reminder that no matter how dry and specialized the subject matter of a book, it's important to someone if it comes to us for repairs. And we treat each repair or rebind as though the book was a precious family heirloom. We were able to revitalize three of the original covers and then matched up the other two so that they all looked ‘of a kind’ when the job was finished.
Our conservation and repair specialist, Emily, added supporting material under the spines to help stabilize the completed books and all five books were resewn by hand before completing the new or redone covers and spines.
Just like new and ready for service.