Conserving the Library’s tract volume collection

Tract vol 51 spine leather

Tract Vol 51 spine leather damage

Why conserve the books at all? Here, Tract Vol 51 has lost its spine leather, exposing the sewing and the spinefolds of the textblock to handling damage and London pollution. In places the sewing has already broken. The binding works but is on the edge of complete failure.

Tract Vol 51 spine leather damage

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