|Dismantling a vintage book|
by cutting the binding thread
so that the pages can be rebound.
Newer books, of course, are bound with much less thread and much more glue in the spine, making it impossible to capture the full intact original pages. I am saddened by this.
At some point it occurred to me I might want to include original pages in these refreshed journals. I particularly love the idea of including the copyright pages with a book. Oh, how I ache for the copyright pages I previously discarded!
|Original copyright in a small pocket, |
from a newer hardcover book.
With vintage books, I make every effort to remove the intact copyright pages and bind them within. However, sometimes this just isn't possible - previous binding holes may be mangled, or the pages stuck to the end paper with glue. So, these end up in a back pocket, too.