Monday, May 28, 2012

Journal Chansonnier des Sections Romandes du Club Alpin Suisse

Something I enjoy doing is rescuing old books – like this songbook from 1909 containing Swiss songs about the Alps.  Its cover is what initially attracted me.  The book itself was in very sad shape – pages were loose, the binding broken.  I took it apart and reworked it.  I adhered new decorative paper to the inside and back covers, kept some of the original pages, added lined paper for notes and blank paper for sketches or photos, plus a pocket at the back.  I brushed on a light coat of varnish to the front and back covers (to protect and seal), then bound it with my Zutter Bind-it-all.

I was happy to give this book a new life.  It was a fitting birthday present for a cousin in the States who has family origins in Switzerland. 

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