EXAMPLES OF WORK COMPLETED
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1655 BIBLE IN ENGLISH

Lacking original spine. Rebacked with the spine decorated in gold in period style.

THE WORKS OF MACHIAVELLI

A particularly challenging project. The book was disbound, with none of the original spine remaining, the corners very worn and with a number of areas of loss to the leather on the covers. The book was re-sewn, the corners of the covers rebuilt and re-covered with new leather as were other areas of loss on the covers. The covers were re-attached on new cords and the book rebacked. With no original spine to use as a reference, the new spine was tooled in gold in a simple contemporary style.

AESOP'S FABLES

Rebacked with the spines tooled to match the originals.

1655 Bible Recent Project The Works Of Machiavelli Recent Project1 The Works Of Machiavelli Recent Project2 The Works Of Machiavelli Recent Project3

17th CENTURY BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

Rebacked with the remains of the original spine laid down and missing portions of the spine re-tooled to
match.

Aesop's Fables Recent Project

DON QUIXOTE

Rebacked with the new spines tooled in gold to match the remains of the originals.

CAESAR'S GALLIC WARS

Rebacked with the original spine laid down. Missing portion at the top of the spine re-tooled to match.

THE WORKS OF CICERO

Rebacked with the original spine laid down. Missing portions of the spine re-tooled in gold to match.

THE MODERN ART OF COOKERY

A very fragile binding, lacking the original spine and with the leather on the covers very perished and friable.

Rebacked with the spine tooled in period style.

COSMOGRAPHIA DE MENTELLE

Rebacked with the original spine laid down. Top and bottom of spine re-tooled in gold to match the original.

DIVINE SONGS

Lacking the original spine. Rebacked with the new spine tooled in gold in a period style.

17th Century Book Of Common Prayer Recent Project Caesar's Gallic Wars Recent Project The Works Of Cicero Recent Project The Modern Art Of Cookery Recent Project Cosmographia De Mentelle Recent Project Divine Songs Recent Project Don Quixote Recent Project

OVID'S ART OF LOVE

A challenging project where the book had already been rebacked amateurishly in the past, covering the
original spine and damaging much of the leather on the covers adjacent to the hinges. The older reback had failed, with the covers now detached. The older repair material was removed, exposing the original decorative spine which was beyond saving. The book was rebacked (properly!), preserving the leather around the hinges as best as possible and the spine re-tooled in gold to closely match the original.

VOLUME OF MISCELLANIES

Rebacked but unable to save the original spine which was too worn to remove intact. New spine re-tooled in gold to match the original.

LIFE OF JOHN MYTTON

Front cover detached, but with the binding otherwise intact. Front hinge repaired.

SULLINGTON VILLAGE MARRIAGE REGISTER

In continuous use since 1831, this Parish marriage register has spent its whole life stored in a Parish Church,

slowly becoming more and more damaged. The vellum binding had split at the front hinge, the spine was torn and the two back corners were heavily worn. The corners were rebuilt and then re-covered in colour-matched vellum. The spine was rebacked, with the remains of the original spine laid down and the vestiges of old adhesive tape were removed.

16th CENTURY RESPUBLICA

Rebacked with the remains of the original spine laid down. Most of the upper panel of the spine, missing on
the original, re-tooled in blind to match the rest of the spine.

16th CENTURY VIRGIL

Rebacked with the remains of the original spine laid down. The upper and lower panels and left hand edge of
the spine, missing on the original, re-tooled in gold to match the style of decoration.

WINCKELMANN: MONUMENTI

Rebacked in vellum with the original spine laid down.

Life Of John Mytton Recent Project Volume Of Miscellanies Recent Project Ovid's Art Of Love Recent Project Sullington Village Marriage Register Recent Project1 Sullington Village Marriage Register Recent Project2 Sullington Village Marriage Register Recent Project3 16th Century Respublica Recent Project 16th Century Virgil Recent Project

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