This was a project for my book binding class. I had one of the Border's Classics Edgar Allen Poe books, and decided to design a binding for it. The book was bound in full leather, with cloth onlays. The cloth was pasted out and crumpled for texture. Than dried and painted on with acrylics. The theme was The Mask of Red Death. This is the end result.
Friday, September 17, 2010
This particular book originally had laced on boards. The board were now detached, but were important to keep. Since the original leather was delaminating from the boards, I decided to remove it and attach it to new boards.
I was able to remove the original leather from the boards gently with a spatula. I also removed and kept the turn-ins. I glued down and turned in the new PC4 spine piece, infilled the boards, and glued down the original leather and turn-ins. Where sections of the turn-ins were missing, I glued down PC4 strips. I lined the board edges and missing areas with Japanese tissue. Then glued down the end papers, and toned the tissue to match. This was then end result.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
This book was originally bound in marbled paper. The spine had delaminated and pieces were missing. The corners were also badly bumped.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
This was a book from the Ranke collection at Syracuse. The spine was deteriorating and the boards were detached. It was not a good candidate for rebinding because of the level of tooling on the boards. The boards were also wooden, which is not common, and therefore should be preserved. This was the original condition of the book.