Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Jefferson Rebind

leather binding

Nearly six months ago a client brought in several boxes filled with books: the complete writings of Thomas Jefferson. The text blocks were solid but nearly all of the bindings suffered from red rot and were really not salvageable (at a reasonable price). The client wanted to actually read them so we decided on an economical quarter binding. Part of the economics is that I work on them when things are slow in the shop, which has been less and less these days. Fortunately, the last 10 have been stripped and cleaned and are ready for rebinding.