BEFORE: The original interleaving tissue paper was mottled and discolored
BEFORE: The original interleaving tissue paper was mottled and discolored
AFTER: The interleaving tissue was replaced by laying in glassine
AFTER: The interleaving tissue was replaced by laying in glassine which could be removed for exhibit
BEFORE: An example of an original adhesive tape mend
BEFORE: An example of an original adhesive tape mend, found on numerous images in the volume
BEFORE: A tear with visible damage
BEFORE: A tear with visible damage
AFTER: The tape was removed and the tear was mended
AFTER: The tape was removed mechanically and the tear was mended with Japanese paper and wheat starch adhesive
DURING: The book was originally oversewn. The text block was disbound
DURING: The book was originally oversewn. The text block was disbound into its single leaves.
DURING: Each leaf was guarded with Japanese paper
DURING: Each leaf was guarded with Japanese paper using wheat starch adhesive
DURING: These single leaves were folded into sections
DURING: These single leaves were folded into sections
DURING: The sections were sewn on tapes and the book was re-backed
DURING: The sections were sewn on tapes and the book was re-backed using leather
BEFORE: The leather spine was broken
BEFORE: The leather spine was broken in places along the joint
AFTER: The original boards were replaced and the volume was re-backed
AFTER: The original boards were replaced and the volume was re-backed with black goatskin

Conservation Treatment

Gillian Boal, Book Conservator
Nancy Harris, Paper Conservator
Library Conservation Services, UC Berkeley

The original interleaving tissue was stained and creased. The tissue was replaced with sheets of glassine.

Selected pages had been previously mended with scotch tape, which had yellowed and was discoloring the prints. These mends were removed and the tears were mended with Japanese paper using wheat starch paste.

The volume consisted of seventy-two colored lithographs single pages, which were over sewn together. The over sewn pages were disbound and separated into their single leaves.

The pages were guarded into folios and stubbed to compensate for this guarding. They were reassembled into their original order. The original endpapers and sections were sewn on to tapes. A new handmade paper joint was dyed to match the yellow end papers and new linen end bands were made.

The original black, half leather binding, with marble paper sides, was worn and abraded. The original binding was re-backed with black goatskin leather and the original spine was re-attached.

A black leather label on the front cover included the owner's name stamped in gold: Carrie Wallace. The inscription on the yellow end paper reads:

Jami E. Gray from Aunt Beckie McCannell, Belonged to S. H. Wallace.
Received from Aunt Beckie, June 12, 1922
Book given to Carrie Wallace (Uncle Kemp's first wife) about 1840

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