Wow, whoever originally backed this 19th century publisher’s binding should’ve really taken a moment to calm down and take a deep breath first before continuing. They really beat the heck out of it with the hammer! Backing is “the process of shaping a ridge or […]
Tag: 19th century
I’m currently working on repairing this Victorian book of floral symbolism, and realized that a couple of the plates were loose and not in the right place. Unfortunately there was no paginated “List of Illustrations”, and the titles on the plates didn’t match up with the flowers listed in the table of contents. So what did I do?
I harnessed the power of The Internet and Digital Preservation, and found a digitized copy on HathiTrust, flipped through until I found the aforementioned plates, and noted where they are supposed to go!
I also recently printed out a copy of a map from a digitized version of another 19th century book, to be inserted into our copy which was missing said map.