Preservation

Preserving 'Through the Looking-Glass'

Follow the conservation process taken by Auckland Libraries' Preservation Manager David Ashman for the first-edition volume of Through the looking-glass, and, what Alice found there by Lewis Carroll, with 50 illustrations by John Tenniel (1872).

Step 1: Old deteriorated paper and cloth spine linings and dried brittle glue removed.

Step 1

Old deteriorated paper, cloth spine linings and dried brittle glue removed.

 

Step 3: New spine made from handmade Japanese tissue and toned to match colour of original cloth cover.

Step 3

New spine made from handmade Japanese tissue and toned to match colour of original cloth cover.

 

Step 5: Turning in new spine at the head and tail.

Step 5

Turning in new spine at the head and tail.

 

Step 7: Original spine reattached on top of the new spine.

Step 7

Original spine reattached on top of the new spine.

 

Step 2: Spine glued up and new acid-free cloth and paper linings attached.

Step 2

Spine glued up and new acid-free cloth and paper linings attached.

 

Step 4: New spine attached.

Step 4

New spine attached.


 

Step 6: Complete with new spine.

Step 6

Complete with new spine.

 

Step 8: Newly conserved book is housed in a custom-made, acid-free enclosure, along with any original material removed during treatment.

Step 8

Newly conserved book is housed in a custom-made, acid-free enclosure, along with any original material removed during treatment.

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