JAMES REID-CUNNINGHAM
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Conservation rebinding on:

,Samuel Johnson, A dictionary of the English language, London, 1773.

Two folio volumes had been rebound in the19th century.
The boards and spines were loose.

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The extant bindings were discarded and the spine linings were rmoved,
revealing the sewing stations of the original binding.

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New endsheets and linen hinges were whipstitched onto the intact textblock.

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The volumes were rebound in red goatskin with marbled paper on the boards.

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