Crossing the Bench: Book Restoration, Re-Bindings, Clamshell Box, and More!

Where is the time going?  August has been a busy month, but we're perfectly happy with that!  Here are some of the projects we've been working on lately!

Remember the photo above Joseph posted on Instagram and Facebook a few weeks ago?  This is a family owned bible, a Dutch Bible.  The family wanted light restoration and a clamshell box.

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Here is the bible restored and a beautiful custom clamshell, with our marbled paper on the boards!  The family is going to be happy:  Now they can actually open the bible without it falling apart in their hands.

Here's more of what we've been up to!

We hope you're all having a great weekend!

Make sure you're following us on Instagram and/or Facebook!  We'll be announcing a bunch of giveaways soon and up-dates about our online store re-opening September 23!  Don't miss out, follow us HERE and HERE!

Bookplates: Find the Bee.

We've added five new bookplates to our shop!  Joseph designed and hand drew all of them of course.  A fun fact:  All of our original bookplates have a bee hidden within the drawing.  We thought this would be a fun way to add an original signature to our bookplates. 

Can you find the bee in each bookplate?


All of our bookplates are for sale.  You can buy a 10 pack (printed on archival artist paper) for $15.  Send us an email if you're interested (


(Watermarks in the images are to prevent copyright infringements, they aren't on purchased bookplates of course.)

Crossing the Bench Lately: Bookplates, Leather Bindings, Book Repair

We've been keeping busy here at Eidolon House and we're loving it!  Take a look at some of the beautiful projects that have crossed our bench recently. 

Leather letterpress ex libris.       

Leather letterpress ex libris.


This a custom bookplate we designed and print for a client of ours.  Bookplates are special way to keep tradition alive, and leave your mark on rare books and special collections.


1876 Book of Mormon Rebinding

1876 Book of Mormon Rebinding

An 1876 Book of Mormon.  A rebinding in calf with hand-embroidered end bands and extensive gold tooling.  This was a fun project; gold tooling is something we love doing!


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This is a clamshell enclosure for a copy of Richards' Compendium, tooled to match the book.  The hand tooling detail on the cover was a fun challenge and turned out beautiful.


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This is a great before and after of Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beacher Stowe.  Conserving your books will only help them last longer, and stay beautiful for years to come.


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Machu Picchu: A Travel Journal.  Calf binding with cuir cisele and gold stamping.  This is a small book we formatted, edited, printed and bound for a friend.  The cuir cisele boarder on the cover is a specific Peruvian design.


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This is our latest bookplate design especially for Eidolon House!  We've had it made into a die for printmaking projects coming soon!  I love how well  this design captures the spirit of creativity, known as Eidolon!