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The Japan Punch

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  • Title (object)

    • The Japan Punch
  • Description

    Humorous magazine.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1867
  • Production place

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    12 February 2008

    Treatment proposal

    Readhere the uplifted area on the cover; reinforce the weakened areas (coners) with Japanese paepr and wheat starch paste.


    Generally in a fair conditoin, except there are some worns and losses in the corners of the paper support and some pages are previously repaird with wide stirps of Japanese paper.

    Treatment details

    The uplifted areas on the cover were readhered using wheat starch paste; the worn corners of paper support were reinforced with Japanese paper and wheat starch paste.

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