Tuesday, April 12, 2011
This Bible came to me through binder in Florida. The owner wanted to have this Bible rebound to give to his daughter. As you can see the leather cover was in a state of disrepair beyond any simple fixes. You can also see how the leather hangs over the edges of the book more than usual. This is called a "Yapp" binding. It was designed to help protect the edges of the book. They measured 1/2".
You can see in the finished job that we were able to create a nice black goatskin cover with the same 1/2" overhang all around. Two blue ribbons were also used. You can also see something unusual and special that we did at the owners request. He wanted us to preserve the original front cover of the old leather binding by gluing it to the inside of the new front cover. The Bible is being given to his daughter and he wanted her to always be reminded that it was once his.