Two Bibles

I’m inclined to think that these bibles are among the more pleasing aspects of my work until now. They were both moderately damaged, and I rebound them both using black leather and handmade paper end pages with black leather headbands. The most striking feature are the embossed designs on the cover.

The book block of the first was reasonably intact, except for the first signature that had come loose, but the cover was in tatters.

Here it is before:

and here it is afterwards:

The second bible had a somewhat more damaged book block with some loose and damaged pages that needed to be repaired with Japanese paper and stitched into the book.

Here it is before:

And here it is afterwards:

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