More Pictures of Before & After restorations of Family Bibles BELOW
I specialise in the restoration of Large Old Family Bibles, as you see from the pictures below, this Bible was very sad, the spine and covers were too far gone, we did save the centre piece and used it in the new cover that was custom bound and blocked just like the original. Later on the new spine was tooled with rolled Gold Lines and hand stamped panels. (Sorry no pics of the new spine.)
Old Family Bibles
The Bible below which was double the size of a large family Bible and had no leather on the boards and most of the spine was missing, the customer asked me to make a new cover using an antique cracked leather, and to gold tool and decorate the spine in a similar way to the period of the Bible originally, plus of course the repair of some of the pages and repair of the sewing where required, you will see by the last few photos that it turned out.
The Family Bible below was very badly damaged while the boards and leather were in great condition, the customer asked me to repair the Bible using my Under-Back repair method, and repair as best as possible the pages which required a massive amount of labour, as all the tears in the pages and the sections has been pulled apart and damaged where the sewing is on the signatures, they required a lot of work, you will see below how good it turned out.