Sometime around 1900 the paper was repaired and the gatherings bound in a binding typical for that time and of poor quality; no traces of a former sewing structure were visible. The semi-transparent repair paper, used to secure half-sheets and repair fragile edges and tears, was discoloured and caused tension in the paper with risk of cracks and losses. The discolouration also hindered the readability of the text. The primary goal of the treatment therefore was to remove these repairs, strengthen the paper and rebind the volume in a more functional structure.
[2 – during dismantling, illustrating the paper damage and uneven formats of the paper]
[3 – detail of the deteriorated repairs]
[4a, 4b and 4c – work on tape removal by Yvonne de Graaff]