Device for digital reproduction of damageable historic books and documents with critical condition, especially for books that can not be opened for more than 45°. All movements are done manually for maximum protection of the book. Modular concept: The user chooses the suitable camera and lighting. The opened book is placed in a V-shaped book cradle and retained there. A V-shaped wedge with a glass plate on one side and a mirror on the opposite side is moved manually into the opened book and is locked into position. The two side rests, that are opened at an angle of a bit more than 45° are now manually moved to the book cover at exactly 45°. The glass plate of the wedge flattens the page that has to be reproduced. The mirror image is now digitally photographed or scanned. A suitable software will now convert the digital image into a true sided image.