R & L Lancefield - paper conservation & book restoration

Bespoke Binding

  • Bespoke new bindings and presentations.
  • Traditional and modern styles.
  • Re-creations of older style bindings.
  • Vellum bindings.
  • Bespoke boxes and slipcases.
  • Ledger style binding.
  • Gilt edges and brass book fittings.

We can work from drawings provided by design houses (see examples below):

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A3 ring binder covered in full calfskin with satin doublures with matching lockable box also covered in full calfskin and lined on the inside with padded satin. Binder and box blind embossed with company's logo.

A3 Ring Binder Example 1 A3 Ring Binder Example 2 A3 Ring Binder Example 3 A3 Ring Binder Example 4

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Ring binder with matching slipcase covered in fine automotive leather to hold manuals for a speed boat with pocket for CD and padded covers. Blind embossed on binder and slipcase with name of boat.


RECREATIONS OF DAMAGED BINDINGS:

Flood Damaged Books Example 1 Flood Damaged Books Example 2
Flood Damaged Books Example 3 Flood Damaged Books Example 4

The above are examples of books damaged in a flood.

A COMPLETE NEW BINDING
WORKING TO THE CLIENT'S OWN SPECIFICATION.

Complete New Binding Example 1 Complete New Binding Example 2 Complete New Binding Example 3 Complete New Binding Example 4
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This volume is sewn on hemp cords, has gilt edges, hand worked headbands, vellum doublures and flysheets, wooden boards and brass fittings cast from 16th century designs. It is covered in full calf and ornately decorated with blind tooling.



THE GALLERY BELOW IS A SMALL SELECTION OF OUR WORK TO DISPLAY DIFFERENT STYLES, MATERIALS AVAILABLE AND GENERAL FEEL FOR THE TYPE OF WORK WE UNDERTAKE.

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