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Examples of my work ranging from minor repairs to full restorations
A unique, two flap enclosure which slides into a specially made slipcase. Done in maroon book cloth with marbled paper for the balance.
Before and After: Catholic Bible rebound in genuine leather, Holy Bible stamped in gold on spine, image from original front cover saved and set into new cover
1/4 Leather reback with new gold tooled lines at cloth edge to match original; original spine saved and gold restored
A before and after example of gold restoration on the cover of a Victorian Family Bible
Before Photo: Family Bible
Before photo of a large, victorian family bible with a torn spine and faded gold tooling
After Photos: Family Bible and Box
After photos of a large victorian family bible restoration and clamshell protection box with a tray. Family name was added to the front cover on a leather label
Before photo of personal bible
After photo of personal bible
New leather flexible binding with cross gold tooled on front cover and title stamped in gold on spine. New red ribbons.
Before: Holy Bible Reback
Before photo of a Holy Bible with detached boards and worn covers
After: Holy Bible Reback
After photo of leather reback and cover restoration
Family Bible Restoration
One of my most popular restoration services. Victorian family bible with new leather spine under the salvaged original spine, cover restoration, new ribbon, and new endpapers on the inside
Leather rebacks with gold tooling
Collection of three volumes. New matching leather spines with gold tooling and titling. Gold tooling done by hand with individual line and image tools
Premium clamshell box with leather spine and decorative covers. Leather spine is stamped in gold and decorated with blind tooling and raised bands.
New leather binding
New leather binding with gold titling and tooling on spine. Image on front cover is inset into the cover and stamped in gold.
This premium slipcase includes an additional insert. The book, or collection of pages, fits inside the tray and is covered by the two flaps. This then slides into the slipcase.
Before photo of a ledger book for the First Universal Church
After photo of a ledger book for the First Universal Church
An example of my conservation work: The ledger was to be used in a local exhibit and needed to be stabilized without altering its state or appearance too much