Thursday, October 30, 2014

Antiquarian Childrens Book for Conservation/Restoration - Book Conservation

Hierloom Antiquarian Childrens Books are usually in the worst shape of all the genres.
They have been read hundreds of times, as a result the cover and text is usually in tatters.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

2 Antiquarian Bindings for Conservation

The 3/4 leather binding required saving the original boards but replacing the leather; conserving the interior hinges, new gold tooling on spine.

The cloth binding required a cloth reback.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Modern 1st Ed.

1st Ed., 1997
Jon Lee Anderson
Che Guevara Currency

Thursday, October 2, 2014

1890 Antiquarian Cloth Bindings - Book Conservation -

Before during and after photos of a job I just completed.
Cloth restoration rebacks and map repair (not shown).

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Oversized Full Leather Rebacks - Book Conservation -

Photos of a 2 volume set of Shakespeare originally bound in NY for rebacking.
During and After Photos.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

1815 Antiquarian Paper Binding for Conservation - Book Conservation

This is a paper binding that was  missing the spine except for the original paper label.
I rebacked it using a matching archival paper and reattached the label.
Paper bindings are usually more difficult than cloth or leather as paper is much more delicate.
Also paper binding boards are usually much thinner and more difficult to work with.