At last these books have been sorted through thoroughly so that the text pages were in their correct order. Then the books were prepared for rebinding so that the owner could at last read them.
What remained of the old spines were reattached and the decorative front work was carefully removed from the old covers and attached to the new bindings.
What a difficult task – unbelievable how muddled up the text was. Plus the beautiful engravings were all in one of the volumes so careful sorting through was necessary to find their correct places throughout the 6 volumes.
As it was a Londoner helping me with these books, plus the owner had spent most of his life in London – and the books were about London we decided to have an English Food dinner party to present the books to the owner. What fun we had.