Leather rebacking on: John Muller, A Treatise of Artillery, London, 1757.
The contemporary binding had loose boards but intact sewing on single raised cords.
The images below show the process of repair:
1. Lining the original spine with tissue.
2. Lifting the spine leather.
3. The spine cleaned down to the folds of the sections.
4. Lifting the board leather.
5. The spine lined with kozo tissue, with heavy weight tissue adhered
between the bands and under the lifted board leather.
6.The spine lined with handmade rag paper.
7. New leather toned to match theoriginal binding.
8.The volume being rebacked with new leather
9.The binding being tied up in a press.
10. The completed conservation treatment, with the original spine re-adhered.
11. A detail showing the blending of new and old leather.