The restoration of various injuries, from bindings to different sort of papers, are part of the daily practice. It varies from slightly damaged bindings to very heavily damaged books, which disintegrate into pieces, and from antique charters to old maps.
Below is broadly reflected what is going on in my studio:
– De-acidification, dry and wet cleaning
– Repairing cracks and holes
– Repaire holes and missing parts by creating new paper
Antique books have usually capital band sewn by hand. There can be chosen from different techniques and many color combinations.
Boards of the bookcover
Signs can be recovered from a slight injury. If necessary, they are replaced by new plates. Old planks are restored if that turns out to be necessary. If they are too heavily damaged by woodworm, they will be replaced by new shelves, if possibly with the same type of wood.
– Cleaning and provide nutrition
– Repair pivot points
– Remake missing pieces
Parchment and charters:
– Dry cleaning
– making flat
– Charters also receive an appropriate folder or etui
Copper or brass closure will be restored and, if necessary, newly created in matching style
During the retoration of antique books, often described pieces of parchment come free, which are used by the first bookbinder, for example as back-strengthener . These pieces which are sometimes very small, will included in a separate folder.
We are glad to make a no-obligation price quotation from work. In the case of restoration, can be realized, if desired, a description of the restoration process.