This Antique German Bible Restoration required a lot of careful attention and detailed repair.
The Bible, printed in 1873, had both detached covers and loose pages. The restoration request included making the Bible functional again. At the same time, the old look was desired. Therefore, I retained the original covers after repairing them.
Bible refurbishing involved many steps. Firstly, sewing loose signatures back into the binding. Secondly, sewing in new endsheets on which to attach handmade paper coversheets. Thirdly, attaching the old covers to brand new cover boards.
In addition, I removed the old headbands on the spine ends where they were not already missing. Therefore, I wrapped fresh leather cords with thread colors to compliment the color scheme, sewing them directly into the spine edges.
Before all of this, I removed the old cracked glue on the spine. The spine required clean-up so it could be prepared for new reinforcement. Subsequently, new archival permanently flexible glue and reinforcing fabric line the spine for optimum durability. Consequently, the Antique German Bible Restoration allows for the Bible to be functional again.
New gray leather wraps around the Bible and under the original coverboards. A purple suede leather bookmark attaches to the upper spine.
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