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Book with wooden boards

From: Robert Pearce <robert.pearce<-at->
Date: Thursday, May 14, 2009
I have recently been working on a 15th Century English binding. The
book has Beech(?) boards that are approximately 9mm thick and one of
the boards is broken along the grain. Although this must have
happened quite a while ago, the boards fit together quite nicely
with good sharp clean joins. I am therefore hopeful that I can glue
and clamp the pieces together successfully. My questions are, has
anyone done anything like this (can you offer any advice) and what
adhesives would people recommend (reversibility versus strength).
All advice warmly received.

Robert Pearce
Manuscripts and Special Collections
University of Nottingham

                  Conservation DistList Instance 22:67
                   Distributed: Friday, May 15, 2009
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Received on Thursday, 14 May, 2009

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