Leather Cookbook

I was recently asked to repair a family heirloom. This heirloom, a cookbook, doesn’t have a large monetary value, as copies online can be purchased for under $20, but is priceless to the… Continue reading

A “Simple” Presentation Box

I call my boxes “Presentation boxes” because whenever someone orders one it was to: present someone with something inside that was special, hold and then present and display a special book, or to… Continue reading

Equinox in Scarlet

I do not always post pictures of the books I bind and sometimes take down pictures that should have a place here on the site. Here are some books that were completed but… Continue reading

The First Dollar – The Lord Wharton Bible Restoration

It is common for businesses, at least in the U.S., to frame their first dollar and put it above the cash register. I did not keep my first dollar, nor do I think… Continue reading

Restoration – Acton

Written by a British medical doctor “Prostitution, Considered in Its Moral, Social, and Sanitary Aspects, in London and Other Large Cities…” was a medial and moral analysis of that “oldest profession”. Acton wrote… Continue reading

The Mask of Fu Manchu – Part 2 – The Work

The work has continued over a few sessions and it is progressing jut at bit at a time. As the leather pieces are glued together, along the very edge of each piece, the… Continue reading

The Mask Of Fu Manchu in Leather Mosaic – Part 1 – preparation.

This 1st edition copy of “The Mask of Fu Manchu” by Sax Rohmer that was in horrid condition but was complete with the rare dust jacket. I thought it would be a nice… Continue reading

Restorations, Designer Bindings, and More.

On the bench right now are several restoration projects, designs are being created for several publications and the books that have been piling up on my shelves will be up for sale in… Continue reading

Rituale Romanum

  The Catholic book of rites, for use by a Priest or Deacon, is called “Ritual Romanum” and includes the rites of baptism, marriage, last rites and the rite of exorcism among others.… Continue reading

The Magus

This is my book. It sat on the bindery shelf for years, damaged but clean, watching as I bound many other titles. When I wanted to bind a book that showcased where I… Continue reading

Photo Album

This was a project for a school auction. The album and a few other photo related items are put in a basket and auctioned off to raise money. I chose hand dyed sheep… Continue reading

Works of Frater Achad

  The Book: Charles Stansfield Jones, Frater Achad, is the focus of research for one of my clients right now. In order to enjoy his works in one centralized place that client sent… Continue reading

An Anglo Saxon Inspired Binding for “Beowulf”

This 1905 edition of Beowulf has been bound in sheep with raised leather onlays, brass studs, gold dyes and and . I wanted evoke a sense of Anglo Saxon designed armor for this… Continue reading

The Bench is Full Again.

Stacks of unbound text blocks, rolls of new odiferous letter, and glue and marbling ink on my hands; it is good to be back in the bindery. I am back from my hiatus… Continue reading

“Above the gemmed azure…the starry blue…”Liber Al Vel Legis

The client who requested this project is great at coming up with his own design specifications. He was inspired by a previous project I did where I impressed gold and silver dots into… Continue reading

The Law Is For Al(L)

I was asked to restore and bind a broken and cracked copy of “The Law Is For All”. Here is the result.

Masonic Restoration

I have restored a Masonic book of Constitutions from the 1700’s and would like to share the photos. I had planned to describe the WHOLE arduous process – from the acid baked fragile pages… Continue reading

A True and Faithful Relation …. John Dee

A True and Faithful Relation of What Passed for many years Betwen Some Spirits and Dr. John Dee by Meric Casaubon. Bound in Siegel Leather’s Naturural green goat. It is tooled in blind… Continue reading

Masonic Cipher

I am often asked to bind Masonic cipher books in leather. Here is a recent one.