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Northwest Passage

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Not all books require a complete re-bind as was the case with this book. The brief was to make it readable again, without losing any of its authenticity.

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Laws of Orange County

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This book, like many, had seen better days, with detached boards, damaged corners and loose pages. A new calf leather spine and corners completed the book after other remedial work was done.

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Unusual Autograph Book

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  This unusual autograph book dated from the early part of the 20th Century and is a real treasure of history. Despite having had a hard life and ending up in several pieces  it was repairable.

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European Butterflies

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A beautiful embossed book whose covers and spine  needed to be reattached to the text block. Once completed it was fit to grace any collectors’ library.

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Traditional photo album

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This album is of the type that holds individually mounted photographs held in by photo corners. The covers were broken and no longer fit for purpose so new ones were made.

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Atlas

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For many books time and sellotape have played their part in weakening the cover . However, with care and attention all can be restored.  

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Birthday Book

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This was the smallest book that I have repaired so far. Although of no intrinsic value, the book is of great sentimental value to the client. Having sewn the book back together a new spine was attached using Charisma paper.

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Family Bible

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Like many  Victorian Family Bibles this one was much loved but in need of some tlc to prolong its life. New leather was used to create a new spine, with the original spine repaired and positioned on the new. Repairs … Continue reading

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1837 Ordnance Map Book

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The map book was probably the largest book that I have undertaken so far, it measured approximately  26″ x 17″ .  The brief was to restore it  so that it could be used once again , instead of being left … Continue reading

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Miniature Photograph Album

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The padded  cover was complete but detached , however the spine was missing. This book received a sympathetic repair with a new spine created from goatskin leather.

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    • Northwest Passage

      Not all books require a complete re-bind as was the case with this book. The brief was to make it readable again, without losing any of its authenticity.

    • Laws of Orange County

      This book, like many, had seen better days, with detached boards, damaged corners and loose pages. A new calf leather spine and corners completed the book after other remedial work was done.

    • Unusual Autograph Book

        This unusual autograph book dated from the early part of the 20th Century and is a real treasure of history. Despite having had a hard life and ending up in several pieces  it was repairable.

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