Repairing tears & losses and treating discolouration to title pages, plates, endpapers and text pages:
Over the years, pages of books can sustain damage such as tears, missing areas, dirt and discolouration. Often this wear is concentrated on the most important pages in the book such as title pages, end leaves (where important inscriptions are commonly found), plates & fold-out maps.
Paper repair techniques practiced by the bindery will return integrity and function to these leaves so that they avoid sustaining further damage and allow the book to be used with confidence.
It is advisable to have any problematic pages, maps or plates in a book be restored concurrently with the binding restoration. This way, the binder can make important decisions which will affect how all pages are properly integrated into the structure of the sewn book.
The bindery also repairs old maps and letter-pressed prints on paper.