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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, […]

David Barber's Sketchbook

David Barber’s Sketchbook

David Barber’s Sketchbook c.2014 Flexible binding in full tan goatskin. Sewn landscape onto five cords and trimmed, with endbands in beige and green silk. Paper was alternated between Surrey Cartridge and Windsor & Newton Sketching & Drawing Paper. 276×207 (WH), 15 sections, 3 bifolios per sections David Barber’s Sketchbook was designed with specific requirements from the artist. The layout was landscape to […]

A Final Book for Becca

This is the last book in the series of Books for Becca’s wedding, it is the all important guest book! As I am writing this, it is the day before the big event, and I shall take more pictures of the book when it has been fully used by the guests – I might have […]

A Book for a Hen

You may recall that some time back I made a book for a bride – my oldest friend, who is getting married in August. Well the weekend just gone was her hen-do – a raucous event of karaoke and champagne amongst other things! And, as many hen-do’s do – this one required a hen book! […]

A book for my sister

You may recall from my last post that I have been making a book for my lovely sister, this has become as much a practice of the craft for me as it has been making a book for her. It had some unfortunate slip-ups along the way. All starting well with pairing the corners, which […]

A Collection of Poetry for My Mother

This little book I made earlier in the summer for my mother’s birthday. The sections are a collection of Poetry booklets that came free with the Guardian and Observer newspaper over Christmas last year. This is something the broadsheets often do over the Christmas period and are a great thing to collect if you spot […]