Damages: Parchmentloss on the spine and front cover. The locks were broken, and so were the leather reinforcements on the spine, in which de sewing is held. The parchment had been soaked in oil in former interventions to “protect” it, provoking great oxidation and drying of the parchment.
Conservation treatment: Repair of the structural damages, cleaning, consolidation. Reinforcing of the sewing and replacement of the broken locks. The parchement has been cleaned, lined, infilled with japanese paper and flattened under tension. Re-binding in the original restored covers.