Category Archives: reback

Small Bible Rebound

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

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Gladney Family Bible

Gladney Family Bible repair and restoration. The bookbinding is very straight forward on a leather bound book of the 19th century. Continue reading

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The judge’s Family Bible

The judge’s Family Bible came in for repair. Continue reading

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Bookbinder’s Dressing Proving a Hit

Leather care for collectible and fine leather books using Bookbinder’s Dressing. Continue reading

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Clothbound Books Restored

Example of two clothbound books repaired by the bookbinder. Continue reading

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