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17th-Century Book

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This early 17th-century book of hand-colored engravings of European cities came in for treatment with detached cover boards with losses to their corners. Several of the pages at the front were loose, and many of the hand-colored engravings had cracking and major losses where verdigris pigment washes had been applied.

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The first two sections were removed, repaired, and re-sewn to the textblock. The tears, cracks, and losses of the remaining textblock were repaired with acrylic-toned mulberry paper adhered with wheat starch paste.

The volume was re-backed with new calfskin, and the original leather spine fragments were adhered to the re-back. The corners of the cover boards were rebuilt with layers of cardstock, loose cotton, and acrylic-toned mulberry paper.