New Life for Pinocchio

This beloved book was not in good shape.  Most of the pages needed some amount of paper mending and guarding, and the sewing unraveled as I started working on it.  IMG_0312IMG_0313IMG_0314

I gave up on trying to salvage the sewing and un-did it completely.  After numbering the pages, I separated the folios and mended the tears.  Then I resewed the entire book.IMG_0360

I built a new spine with blue cloth since the remnant from the original spine is also blue.IMG_0356IMG_0357

I consolidated the frayed corners with paste but did not cover them.  I thought they should retain the look of their age and wear, their roundedness.IMG_0363