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Topic: My first attempt at restoring a book from the late 1800s  (Read 7000 times)
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« Reply #30 on: July 08, 2013 11:43:13 PM »

This is such an inspiring post.  Thank you for showing what can be done - and also to all the others who have posted useful links on book restoring.  I have a volume of bound copies of The Boy's Own Magazine from the 1860s which is in a very bad state.  The worst part is that some previous owner decided to use the first few pages as a scrap book and pasted in household hints from  a magazine (I guess in the 1970s).  I have no idea how to get those off   Sad  but your example inspires me to have a look at what advice is out there and see if I can do something.
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« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2013 02:31:10 AM »

what a beautiful volume. definitely worthy of restoration.
and this is a craft that i don't often think about, so thanks for sharing.
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