Front Quad of Lincoln College, the walls covered in bright green ivy

14th century Selected works of St Bernard owned by Robert Fleming

Treatment:

  • Paper flyleaf secured to textblock using Japanese paper tabs.
  • Spine panels lined with Japanese paper and wheat starch paste; aerocotton linings added to four panels.
  • Cellugel applied to right joint where grain layer had flaked off.
  • Broken upper joint bridged with strip of aerocotton laminated with acrylic-toned Hasegawa thick Japanese paper (toned to match earlier failed parchment repair, as replicating original structure not possible)
  • Lower board secured and upper board re-attached with linen thread passed below supports and adhered onto the lacing-in point.

 

During treatment

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