I'm just about to work on Middlemarch by George Eliot, or should I say by Mary A. Evans... yeah, things must've been tough back then as a female professional. I feel ya, Ms. Evans.. Anyway, this book came in about 4~5 months ago, and I finally have a chance to work on it. Our backlog's pretty good considering how bad people say the economy is. Well, looks like it's a straightforward job - re-hinging with a facsimile spine, and invisible repairs on the corners and internal re-hinging. Too bad that I'm not supposed to preserve and restore the original spine. Well, to do that, it's rather costly. Anyhow, it's relatively a simple job, but the only troublesome matter I see here is the kind of leather it has. This is one of those leathers that's flaky, and when I try to lift it up for re-hinge and all, it crumbles like a clay. Gotta be careful. And, because of that and the color of the leather, making the repair invisible might be tricky. Well, gotta get a bottle of beer and get my focus on.
// For restoration progress of this volume, go to my latter posts:
Restoration on Eliot's Works, Minor corner repairs, Elito's works complete