History of the American People - David Saville Muzzey, 1935
In classic school-book fashion, the pastedowns and a good part of the text was covered in pencil markings.
These cleared up nicely with a soft eraser.
Several pages were detached or torn, leaving the edges exposed and tattered.
The case is separated from the textblock.
Sewing begins. I didn't take pictures, but this volume kept popping pages, and there was lots of paper repair done prior to this.
Completed textblock. It was originally machine-sewn, but since this isn't an exceptional book, I decided to try out some different techniques.
New bookcloth toned to match the original. Since this piece is only visible at the hinges, that's the color I aimed to match.
The completed reback. Since I only wanted to return this to a readable state, I left the corners and edges frayed.
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