Mrs E. Neville Jackson’s Scrapbook
Preparatory scrapbook for Book of Toys
Fully bound in black cloth
BINDING had structural stress due to large amounts of inserted material. The front board was damaged and detached from spine and sewing supports. The remaining spine was split from the front board and worn at head and tail. The first section was loose.
TEXTBLOCK paper had some tears and edge damage on first pages. Four pages had been torn out leaving stubbs remaining. The pastedown was detached along with the board, leaving an outside hook at the back of first section.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Large amounts of inserted newspaper cuttings were protruding from the textblock causing discolouration and edge damage.
- Cleaned throughout with chemical sponge and loose material was removed and documented.
- Spine was lifted allowing reattachment of the loose first section by sewing to the spine.
- The texblock and inserted material were humidified where necessary and repaired using toned tissue.
- Areas of loss were infilled with a sympathetic western paper and supported with a Japanese tissue.
- An article was removed and re-adhered using a hinge, as to remain in its original state would have meant later damage to the article and book.
- Loose endpapers were given an outside hook and attached by pulling through the sewing supports and adhering to the spine.
- Spine lined with Usumino tissue.
- Front board was attached with Usumino tissue and lined up against the foredge to provide protection to the textblock.
- Exposed spine area was covered in tissue toned with acrylic paints.
- Hinge repair to inside of boards to support attachments.
- Four-flap folder created to support loose inserted material
- Bespoke clam shell box made to house both book and four-flap folder together, supporting the protruding material within the book by using different levels of plastizote.