RESTORATION: BEFORES & afters
MANSFIELD'S HISTORY OF BUTTE COUNTY
BEFORE: Damaged and in pieces. AFTER: Fully restored, new boards.
c. BARKER'S GENEVA BIBLE, 1595
BEFORE: Clasps were ripped from the original boards. AFTER: Compound oak dovetail blocks were made and set into original boards.
BEFORE: New pigskin straps with clasps are attached to the restoration. AFTER: New hand dyed calfskin insets applied to the finished job.
AMERICAN TYPE FOUNDERS PRINTER'S DESK BOOK, 1911
BEFORE: Block is in five pieces, cloth detaching from boards. AFTER 1: Block re-consolidated. AFTER 2: Block is re-sewn through a linen jaconette, original boards reattached.
BEFORE: Original cloth desiccated and detaching from boards. DURING: Original cloth laminated to muslin layer. AFTER: Original cloth re-attached to original boards.
BEFORE: Damaged original end papers. AFTER: New end papers using cir. 1920 Italian silk screened paper.
STOCKTON, ca. SCOTTISH RITE MASONS
BEFORE: Original damaged Bible. AFTER: Finished leather and gold re-conditioning.
BEFORE: Original damaged corner. AFTER: Finished corner re-consolidation detail.
BAYLISS LEDGER ARCHIVE VOL. I, 1906
BEFORE: Original vermin destruction. AFTER: Reconstructed text block, sewn over tapes.
BEFORE: Ledger folio, original paper loss at join. AFTER: Japanese paper infill, restoring paper loss.
DECIMO Civil War BIBLE, 1864
BEFORE: New leather being applied to original boards. AFTER: Finished Bible.
MONTANA POSTCARD ALBUM, 1907
BEFORE: Original desiccated materials. AFTER: Text block binding, and boards restored.
BEFORE: Mold damaged album. AFTER: Albums boards and paper restored.