R & L Lancefield - paper conservation & book restoration

Book Restoration

  • SYMPATHETIC RESTORATION OF ALL TYPES OF BINDINGS
  • BESPOKE NEW BINDINGS AND PRESENTATIONS
  • RECREATIONS OF OLDER STYLE BINDINGS
  • LEDGER STYLE BINDINGS
  • MADE TO MEASURE SLIPCASES & BOXES
  • VELLUM BINDINGS
  • ON SITE REFURBISHMENT OF ENTIRE COLLECTIONS
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  • Stage 5
  • Stage 6
  • Stage 7
  • Stage 8
  • Stage 9
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  • A rare 15th century volume bound in full leather
  • The spine leather and some of the leather on the boards had been replaced at some stage (probably 20th century)
  • The binding was badly damaged, the sewing broken, damage to pages and one of the brass clasps had broken off

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