Crossing the Bench: 16th Century Rebinding and 19th Century Marbled Paper Restoration.

We had the opportunity to restore a book originally bound in the 15 hundreds!  And we also had the opportunity to clean up a copy of Sense and Sensibility from 1846.    

Before and after rebind photo.

Before and after rebind photo.

Before and after photo of marbled paper boards.

Before and after photo of marbled paper boards.

The boards on the cover of Sense and Sensibility were quite scratched up and worn.  Joseph was able to restore the original marbled paper on the boards, and they look great!  Check out this short flipagram film showing a bit of the 16th C. rebind process.

We have so much fun restoring the treasures our clients bring to us!

We hope y'all have a great weekend!