Book of prayers “Diews yra Meile”

Conservation of a Lithuanian book of prayers and religious songs Diews yra Meile. Dated by the end of 19th century or the beginning of 20th century and published in Germany and printed in Gothic style letters.


Private collection.


Conservation by Ieva Rusteikaitė.


Note. Due to the fact that pictures were taken in different periods, there are slight color differences in the photographs.


  • Previous repair with the tape
  • Dust
  • Loose sheets
  • Loss in the endpapers
  • Tears and breaks in cover hinges
  • Loss in the cover spine
  • Deformation and defoliation of board corners
  • Previous repair
  • Separated sections and leaves

Treatment applied

  • Dry cleaning
  • Separation of previous repair
  • Tape removal
  • Text block loss repair
  • Consolidation of defoliated board
  • Reattachment of loose sections and leaves
  • Repair of the cover materials
  • Reattachment of loose cover
  • Repair of endpapers