Category Archives: Bookbinding

Penrhyn Archive Jamaican Estate Slave Accounts

This is a recent project I have been working on with the National Conservation Project, it has been ongoing for some months with a few of us working on it together. This particular post has been written by Mary Garner, … Continue reading

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Peasant Poet John Clare’s Bible

This is a volume that I have recently completed as part of my work with the National Conservation Service. The John Clare Bible was initially acquired by the poet in 1813; he has signed the inside front cover and dated it. … Continue reading

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Finding Old Books and Messages

As book lover, I am often rummaging around in charity shops for old interesting books, perhaps with the hope that one day I might find a signed first edition of Harry Potter, or something equally as profitable – no luck … Continue reading

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The Principles and Practice of Medicine

I recently finished conserving this great book for a private client – one of my first. Thankfully I was pleased with the result – as was the client, which, as you can imagine, was a relief! The book, The Principles … Continue reading

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Making a book support

This has taken me all of half an hour to make, and I really should have done it about a year ago – why is it the simplest things take the longest to get around to doing?! A book support … Continue reading

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Christmas at the WI Maple Village Fayre

Some may recall that last year was the first time I attended the Maple Village WI Christmas Fayre, which I thoroughly enjoyed in the beautiful setting of the St Andrew’s Church in Surbiton. And this year was no different, and … Continue reading

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