While I primarily treat flat paper documents at work (historical maps, letters, ephemera) there is the occasional old leather-bound book that comes across my bench. Old, worn leather can be finicky; it tears, crumbles, and stains easily. Because I rarely see such books these days they are a welcome change of pace, a refresher of my bookbinding skills. Here for a brief visit and then gone.
I suspect that some people feel the same way about certain relatives visiting for the holidays. (!)
A few before and after shots of the recently repaired leather-bound ledger:
The lab is quiet today. It’s just me and Dünya Radyo. Güzel!
May you know health, happiness, and love in the New Year!!