Book Binding

The successful repair and restoration of antiquarian volumes requires a sound technical grounding in traditional hand bookbinding skills, together with an extensive knowledge of the structures and materials used.

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Calf re-back with original
spine laid down

Half binding in
contemporary style

A careful analysis of the individual problems presented by each book is followed by an assessment of the minimum intervention required to preserve as much existing material as is appropriate to the integrity and functioning of the individual volume, and to retain its original character.

All the work is hand-crafted using traditional techniques and equipment with the appropriate use of archival and conservation grade materials.

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Cloth case re-back

Calf re-back

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