We were recently asked to repair this well used and loved cookbook. The spine was completely detached and the boards were coming away from the text block. The original dust jacket was definitely worse for wear. The text block, apart from the odd tell tale signs of being well thumbed and being placed too near the actual cooking, was in good condition.
After carefully removing the boards, a new piece of spine cloth was dyed and attached to the spine and the boards re-attached.
The dust jacket was repaired with acid free paper and the various portions joined.
I think you can see that new life has been breathed into this well loved family volume.