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For the restoration of this old 18th century book, the main body and its stitching were preserved.
The old covering was taken apart and cardboard was affixed to the corners using old cardboard from the 18th century.
Restoration of a endband.
The piece was entirely recovered in new natural Basane leather.
The leather was tinted then sponge marked with iron sulfate.
18th century gilding and gilding of the outside edges with a gilding roller; title labels in burgundy and green.
Conservation of the endsheets.
Considerable patina work to remain faithful to the 18th century.

Restauration d'un livre ancien sur les us et coutumes du Poitou
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