Scenes and Legends of the North of Scotland by Hugh Miller, 1851
This 19th-century cloth binding was in rough shape: the spine cloth was torn and separating from the rest of the book but was fortunately still present and mostly complete. The boards were beginning to tear themselves off at the hinge and the cloth at their edges and corners was worn through. The textblock itself was cocked, likely from the book being stored too tightly on the shelf.
The spine and boards were removed and the spine was lined with toned Japanese tissue for stability. The bookblock was cleaned and pressed back into shape with a fresh lining. The board corners and edges were patched with toned tissue and methyl cellulose. After reattaching the mended boards with new toned muslin cloth, the old spine piece was re-adhered and thin tissue hinges were added inside the covers.