Victoria, a library and archives major with an emphasis
on books, planned to restore the volume to a useable condition, but not
necessarily to its former condition or appearance when new. So, for
example, after determining that it was almost impossible to know how the
book was originally bound because of the damage it had sustained when
the binding was cut and resewn, she elected to make a more practical
type of repair.
She first removed the rubber cement and separated the pages. Next, she will attach a narrow strip of Asian paper to each page edge along the length of the spine, and adhere these strips to one another using a mixture of natural and synthetic adhesives. While this was not the way the book was put together in the 19th century, it will keep it intact so that researchers will be able to handle, study, and learn from this book.