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Deterioration of a Book

The Deterioration of a Book

Sea Fishing on the English Coast by Frederick G. Aflalo Hardback with laminate cover, no dust jacket, perfect bound without sewn sections. The Deterioration of a Book As a book conservator, I repair books on a daily basis, all in varying states of destruction and disrepair. As a resident of Worthing and the South Coast, […]

Treasure Island Starting a Fine Binding

Treasure Island | Starting a Fine Binding

June 2016 will see the return of the Worthing Artists Open Houses to our seaside town. As a craftsperson, I have previously enjoyed the increased members of the public coming to say hello at The Book Hut, but never directly taken part. This year, however,  I will be much more involved, with two projects on […]

The Book Hut Giveaway | July 2015

The Book Hut Giveaway | July 2015

Each month I give away a book – these vary from month to month, depending on what I have that looks interesting! They are all second hand books, some more tatty and well loved than others, but all in tact. To take part in the giveaway, you just need to comment on the blog post […]

Book of Puddings

A Book of Puddings

A Book of Puddings | an unpublished scrapbook by Kathleen A Christmas c.1892 Hollow back, fully bound in green sheep skiver, embossed with a straight grain. 185x228x30 (WHD) CONDITION BINDING The volume in was in several pieces, with both boards detached and deteriorated at the edges. The corners were worn and fragile, particularly at the front […]

The Book Hut Giveaway | June 2015

The Book Hut Giveaway | June 2015

Each month I give away a book – these vary from month to month, depending on what I have that looks interesting! They are all second hand books, some more tatty and well loved than others, but all in tact. To take part in the giveaway, you just need to comment on the blog post […]

Prints by Four Artists

Prints by Four Artists

Artist book of prints by four artists c. 1641 Fully bound in green parchment 343x504x53 (WHD) CONDITION BINDING The heavy parchment cover was damaged in several places, including a piece missing from the back-board and a frayed split down the spine. The cover was pasted onto the boards, and also either lined or placed on lined boards. […]