– – Bookbinder’s Dressing – – The ultimate food for leather.
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Bookbinder's Dressing is my formulation of of an ancient recipe handed down from master to apprentice for over 500 hundred years. I make this in small batches and will mail it the same day your order is received.-Max Marbles
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This twenties photograph needs a little help. Since this “before” shot I have taken it out of the frame and scanned it at 600 dpi. Originally being pretty sharp the scan when blown up on a large monitor allows you … Continue reading
This little Bible has just gotten worn out. The spine is an embrittled hide glue mess. After this picture was taken, I took the binding apart, made page repairs, sweated off the old glued spine and then locked it in … Continue reading
Baptism Certificate original form before restoration, flattening, cleaning, mending and deacidification. As of this post tape from the back has been removed, it’s been rehydrated and flattened between blotting paper weighted with heavy glass sheets. Tomorrow I will mend it … Continue reading