1494 Psalms, Erhard Ratdolt Printing
Arriving in a 19th century German binding with pastepaper sides, this German/Latin book of Psalms had poorly repaired wormholes throughout. We disbound portions of it, soaked off earlier “repairs” (chunky, rectangular strips of paper glued over the holes), and made tissue repairs where needed. As remnants of the original double cords remained, we worked many new threads through the original sewing holes to make up cords for lacing on the boards. After new headbands were sewn (plain, over a single core), the book was rebound in dark brown calf over inward-beveled boards and blindtooled in 15th century style.
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