JAMES REID-CUNNINGHAM
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Album des Plus Belles Vues de Perse is a Persian photo album dated 1856. It was bound in quarter red leather with painted decoration under lacquer.

There were broken joints and major losses to the images on both boards.

The board edges are very worn, with board delamination and large losses at the corners.

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The volume was disbound and resewn with new inner hinges on polyester tapes.

The tapes were inserted into splits in the boards.

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The losses at the board corners were filled with multiple layers of acid-free paper.

The boards were inpainted in many places with acrylic pigment.

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The volume was rebacked with heavyweight kozo paper and the original leather spine was re-adhered.

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James Reid-Cunningham is a curent Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.

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