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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



Detached cover 

Cotton tape and neutral paper
While waiting for the binding, you can use some cotton tape and some acid-free paper to hold together the detached cover and the book block.

tape around broken spine
Sewed endpapers
Ask the bookbinder for a new seam, made with cotton or hemp thread, using a support like cotton tape or string cord …and new endpapers sewn to the book for making the anchorage of the cover stronger.
sewed endpapers
sewing on tapes

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