Repair and restoration of antiquarian books is a complex matter, requiring a combination of technical knowledge and a sound historical perspective. The guiding principles for restoration work are the retention of as much of the original material as possible and the use of 'archivally sound' materials - i.e. those which are acid free and have an alkaline reserve.

     Corner & Centrepiece binding   History of the World    History of the World

All materials and techniques employed are historically correct and Trevor's extensive collection of finishing tools and contemporary paper patterns ensure that the finished book has the correct 'feel' to it.

Many historically important works have passed through the bindery over the years, including Van der Aa's great thirty-two volume atlas, the Nuremberg Chronicle and Newton's Principia Mathematica.