Crossing the Bench: Historical Rebind of a 1562 Geneva (first folio edition).

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This restoration commission was a fun and rewarding one.  This book was obviously in bad shape, and as we always say, when a binding is shot the text block isn't far behind.  

We carefully disbound the book, collated, flattened, and resewed the text block.  We added a facsimile title page, hand-embroidered end bands, bound the book in hand-dyed calf leather, tooled the leather in a historical design, and finished by cosmetically ageing the binding. This project required extensive paper conservation and so the total project took just under 40 hours.

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We're so happy for the opportunity we had in preserving this special book. 

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