Paper Repair
19th c. catalogue after repairs to the paper cover.
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Paper Repair

Sometimes it is necessary to repair the damaged pages of a book or fill a void in a map, document, or cover. When at all possible we utilize period paper to best match missing book pages, reproducing missing text and images with archival inks. We use various colors, tones, and thicknesses of long-fibered Japanese tissue to fill voids in paper, and to mend cracked hinges and other damaged areas of a book. Again, we always pay particular attention to detail and use the best archival materials available to preserve your treasures, so they might be handled without the fear of continued deterioration.

"From every book invisible threads reach out to other books; and as the mind comes to use and control those threads the whole panorama of the world's life, past and present, becomes constantly more varied and interesting, while at the same time the mind's own powers of reflection and judgment are exercised and strengthened." —Helen E. Haines