That's almost always the case with old books: the boards are fine except for the corners but the spine literally falls to pieces.
|The spine for this book is nearly fallen off and is only held together by a wish and a 'prayer'.|
|The end pages that would hold the book block to the cover have been torn and will have to be replaced to return the book to a serviceable state.|
|The spine of the book has also cracked, not just the covering for the spine but the actual stitching itself.|
|The large section at the back of the book is in two parts now - and will have to be re-sewn back into the block.|
|The rear cover and end page have completely detached from the book and will have to be repaired.|