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