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The Holy Bible

The Holy Bible c. 1952 Full case binding, hollow-back, plain burgundy book cloth with blind-tooled border University Press, Cambridge (Brooke Crutchley, University Printer) 140x198x39 (WHD) I completed this volume some months back for an lady who was keen to preserve the book before it fell apart completely. As with so many books owned by individuals, […]

The Principles and Practice of Medicine

The Principles and Practice of Medicine by William Osler, M.D., F.R.C.P c.1897 Full case binding, hollow-back, blue buckram cloth with gold-foiled title on spine Young J. Pentland, Edinburgh and London This is one of the first modern general medical textbooks by a man named Osler. My client, himself a Doctor, asked me to repair it as it is […]

Boarding The Book of Puddings

The conservation of this book is going well and picking up speed now, especially as all the paper repairs are done and dusted! The boards are now on, which worked well. I attached them with Japanese tissue that covered the spine and was stuck onto the inside of the boards. Normally I would try and […]

Islamic bindings – instructions part 2

Some months back, we started a fantastic workshop with Kristine Rose from the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, and last week, we were lucky enough to have Kristine back again to finish the workshop with us, so these are the follow-up instructions. Unfortunately I completely forgot to take any photos during the workshop, so I only […]

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Islamic bindings – instructions part 1

These instructions are to coincide with the Islamic binding lessons that we have been having with Kristine Rose from the Fitzwilliam Museum. Sewing and spine preparation The two sewing stations must be prepared in advance of sewing as the paper is not good enough quality to work blind on the book, this can be done […]