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How to rebind damaged books. From the problem to the solution.

Dust Jacket
Detached cover
Title on the spine
Broken spine
High spine
Buckling book
Broken section book
Broken single leaf book
Broken books with notching
Singer  sewing
Tear leaf
Detached leaf
Adhesive tape



Broken single leaf book

The problem

What to do

What not to do

Adhesive tape
Do not attempt a temporary fix with a non neutral adhesive tape. The acid adhesive tape spots the paper and lasts not more than three or four years.
adhesive tape
Machine sewing
This technique causes a lot of problems because it creates a sequence of small holes, one near to the other, that could tear the leaf and so the book can loose the pages.

  machine sewing

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