This absolutely gorgeous book came to me with both covers detached and the spine missing, taking some cover leather with it. The leather was worn and the beautiful gold tooling on the cover, including the engraved name of the client’s grandfather, was dirty and faded. With a new leather spine in the style of the original, the covers reattached, the leather restored, torn sheets repaired, and the missing ribbon marker replaced with a new one dyed to match the original, this lovely book is ready to be cherished for another century.
Used for years by the client’s preacher grandfather, this Bible was in terrible shape but had great sentimental value. The covers were too deteriorated to save, but she requested I preserve parts of them as labels for the memories. I repaired the tattered pages, sewed it back together, and inset the labels into the new goatskin cover.
A client asked me to convert his paper back facsimile copies of Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England (originally published in the 1700’s) into more period-appropriate hardcover books.