Restoration and Repair of Antiquarian Books

An important part of a Bookbinders craft, is restoration, the purpose being to make worn or damaged books usable again, bringing it back, as near as possible to it’s original condition, retaining as much of the original not just replacing it. The objection being to prolong their life safely.

Traditional Hand Bookbinding and Restoration is a dieing Art, it is a miss conception that a person who can bind a book, can “Patch up” old bindings.

It takes study of early binding styles and techniques. Techniques that date back to the origins of Bookbinding and Printing.

Starting with the printed pages and folding into sections, the sewing by hand on a frame to covering, using Leathers, Cloth, Marble papers.

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