Restoration

We are happy to give a no obligation quotation for a book repair or restoration. Examples of work completed can be seen below.

Before restoration the text block had no cover. The title page was dirty and damaged.

An illustration from the volume 

After restoration the text was 1/2 bound in leather with marbled paper sides and gold tooling to the spine. 

     

Before restoration work the cover was held onto the text block using several types of adhesive tape. The sections were loose .
 




The stitching was broken and pages had been damaged.

After restoration work the text block was resewn. It was bound in black leather.



Before restoration work. the text block was sound with boards loosely attached and spine detached.
After initial cleaning a new spine cloth was toned to match the original cloth. The original spine was cleaned.
After restoration. New spines with old lettering retained.

 

Before: the spine was detached, old spine linings removed and new linings added.

 

New bands attached
 

Leather dyed to match remaining original leather and spine recovered.
 
 Before: The case had white residue around the edges, the spine was damaged and the sewing very loose.
 
 
 
The sections were cleaned and resewn onto tapes.

The white residue was removed and the cover cleaned. A new spine attached and the old spine reused.