This keepsake was mistakenly thrown into the fire and then rescued! The fore-edge was badly burned and the bottom corners of the cover boards were also damaged.
I replaced the cover boards and pastedowns. I also mended each page of the yearbook with Japanese paper. When I put the book back together, I re-used the original ribbon but replaced the staple (which has been known to rust) with red linen thread, which blends in nicely with the cover cloth.