AALeather | Antique Bible RestorationNew covers in cloth or leather can be provided for your worn-out volumes. A broad spectrum of materials are available to custom-bind that cherished book. Heirloom or historically significant books can be restored to their original luster. Whether a hand-tooled leather binding or Victorian embossed cloth binding; Bibles, first editions, or family treasures can be restored to functionality and as close to the original appearance as possible. For those special books, whether gifts or books of high value, we are able to bind them in quality leathers with gold-embossed decoration or specially-made custom dies. I have pursued the art and craft of bookbinding for over 35 years, studying under master craftsmen. Continually refining and honing my craft, I am committed to the highest degree of excellence.
If you have books or a family Bible you love that have torn or creased pages, damaged covers, are ripped to pieces or simply crumbling due to age and neglect we can help. Even if the pages are dog eared, been scribbled on with crayon and ink or have water stains we still can help. Whatever the condition your book may be in we have the skill to repair damaged leaves, re-sew loose pages and restore deteriorated bindings. Depending on the condition of your book and your objectives we will perform a restoration, repair or combination of the two. Below is how we define the difference between book restoration and book repair.
The lot was traded at the high end of the estimated value, signifying the fact that rare book investors and collectors will pay premium prices to acquire top quality books. This particular copy is not just a first edition, first issue with its original scarce dust jacket, but additionally, it had not undergone any restoration of any kind. Untouched copies without significant chipping and loss to the edition that was published with a slightly taller size jacket are a rare species indeed! It is quite common for high spots of modern first editions, as well as older binding collectibles to have some type of restoration work done. From the minimal repair of a torn leaf or removal of a simple stain, to the complete rehabilitation and refinishing of the dust jacket and binding, the spectrum of restoration work applied varies significantly. Professional practices include de-acidification, alkaline buffering, resizing, washing, re-sewing, filling in missing parts, replacement of papers and boards, and sometimes complete replacement of the original covers and wrappers.
Can you restore a rare book that would be valuable if it were in better condition? Answer: We do restoration work on books worth several thousand dollars, but any you contact a rare collections department at your nearest university library.
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Can you restore a rare book that would be valuable if it were in better condition?, Have your book repaired in just 15 days! Quickly and easily restore your beloved Bibles, cook books, history books, or children's books to like new with help from our experts.
Here are are links to all the price lists and order forms referred to on our website. For further information on how to use these forms and send in your order, visit our Ordering Page. Click on that ball player above for some fast numbers to give you an idea of our pricing. They are not intended to take the place of an official estimate, which we will be sending you shortly after receipt of your book. The official estimate will itemize any necessary repairs to the text block sewing and page repairs , plus return shipping and handling. Or, keep scrolling for the standard Bible rebinding order form, some specialty style forms, and an easy project form.