HAMMOND'S PARAPHRASE NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE - 1659
HAMMONDS' PARAPHRASE NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE - 1659
Using archival Japanese repair tissue and wheat starch paste the sections were repaired. The cockling on the paper is the result of the water damage on paper with the grain running the short way (foredge to spine). After drying, swelling was reduced by gentle pressing without losing the printing surface indentations.
Although originally the book was sewn on raised twisted-leather cords, due to the general weakness of the water damaged spine it was decided to sew on flat hemp cords. Here the cords have been frayed , stiffend with past and twisted to-a-point ready to lace into the boards. The sections varied between six to eight pages thick and as result were quite mumerous. As a result we had to sew in a special way to reduce the swelling but we did use the existing holes to maintain the strength of the paper.