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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 

The problem

What to do

What not to do

Don’t ask for a new singer-seam (using sewing string) without support: the weight of the book would reintroduce the problem.
machine sewing
For the same reasons do not ask the book binder to glue the endpapers to the first and last sections.

sewed endpapers
broken spine

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