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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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After cleaning, flattening, mending, relining and deacidification this marriage certificate is homeward bound.
The rip has been repaired on the back with raw linen and then the front fissure was filled with a special putty and in-painted.
A slipcase for The Devil and Daniel Webster has been worn out. Had to remove the rotted edge board and lift the paper in order to replace with a strong mulberry paper and layer with original paper. In the second … Continue reading
This is what we call a tightback, the leather was glued directly to the spine. Though a good technique, you can see the vertical lines on the spine where the binding has cracked the spine. The major line is actually … Continue reading