This is STAGE 2: Prioritizing practicality

This level of treatment is conservative and targeted, keeping original materials and focusing on minimal intervention. This is best for books which are not read often, but need to be kept intact.

For books in good condition, it may be all that is needed to keep them ticking along. For fragile books, it may be all that is possible without the book ‘giving up’ and developing more problems.

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