Today I am working on the foldout from the geography book I mentioned in my previous post. As you can see in the following picture, the page I am mending is separated in half (the crack near the olives).
Here is a detail of the heading and the lovely rich color of the pigment on this foldout.
I had placed small tissue “dots” on the reverse side of the break to hold the two in place while I placed the larger tissue pieces. This is a good method – however, the pages seldom match back up perfectly. This can be due to the paper crumbling away at the edges of the break. Here is the reverse side of the page with the completed mend.
Last but not least, an interesting website I’ve found thanks to friends at HRC: