This is a Family Bible that we restored which had only half of the original spine. We made a new bottom half for the spine on the bible, and the portion of the old spine that we restored was used for the top half. We trimmed off the bottom ornament and moved it to the top. If you look at the old spine before restoration, see that it had 2 ornaments under Holy Bible, and the restored section on the finished bible has one above Holy Bible and one below. It's hard to see that we did this move of pieces and the old spine blends so well with the new one. We also restored and dyed the bible's cover, and this help out to bring out the beautiful gold stamping. Then we put a new piece of leather around the bible cover and dyed it to match the color and to protect the edges of the Family Bible . This Restored Family Bible was stunning, so we had to add it!!!
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Here are a few examples of family bibles that Artur Bookbinding has restored for families nationwide. Family Bibles are something we pride ourselves in because we know what they mean to your family. These are not just bibles to us, we treat them like they are our own and do the best possible job we can, and don't let your family bible leave our shop until we are fully satisfied with our work, knowing when you recieve your family bible back you will be exceptionally pleased with our bookbinding service and know you picked the right bookbinding company for your family Heirloom. Whether you are wanting the original cover and spine restored, no matter what condition it is in, we will offer a restoration for you, and if we can't restore it, nobody can. Just see the images below for our work. Whether your family bible was poorly restored by another bookbinder, or has an old worn cover that looks like some leather glued on cardboard, or even an original spine that is cracked and torn, looking like it has met the end of its life, or maybe your bible just needs a facelift bringing it back to its original luster and shine, we are here to make this possible. We offer top quality Bookbinding with over 35 years of hand bindery experience, from the old European tradition and craftsmanship, working with any budget. Our thousands of highly satisfied customers and we here at Artur Bookbinding believe our bookbinding service is one of the best if not the best in the nation.
These Before and After Restored Family Bible pictures speak for themselves about our Bookbinding!!
This family bible had been previously restored through a different bookbinding company. The customer brought us this Family Bible because he was highly dissatisfied with the work of the previous bookbinding, the other bookbinding didn't even match the colors of the original family bible cover! Repairing Family Bibles that have already been repaired or restored by another bookbinder is read more>>>>
We here at Artur Bookbinding Internatioal Bible and Books Repair Center offer to restore any original cover to a family bible, no matter the condtion it is in, if you have the original cover, we know the value it holds to your family and our Bookbinding service will restore it bringing brilliance and pride back to your Family Heirloom. This Family Bible didn't have much left to the origial family bible cover, but some old leather and family history. We could have made a new cover, read more>>>>
Here is an example of some of our restoration work with a family bible. To the right is pictured the spine and family bible as a whole before restoration was done. We were able to save the old spine by cleaning it and re-dying it. We also used the old cover, cleaned it up some and re-dyed, We also made new "frames" for it with new leather, and set the old spine and cover inside these "frames" so that they will be protected for years to come, this "frame" or "window" setting is something that Artur Bookbinding International only does and sets us apart from other bookbinders when considering restoring your old Family Bible.
We knew this huge 22 pound Family Bible would be beautiful after we had finished restoring it, so we had to add it to our family bible page. The Family Bible spine and Family Bible cover below on the left are images before we started restoring it, to the right of them is the after, still not complete, but after we dyed it to bring out the beautiful gold stamping. Images at the top are before repair of the family bible, and at the bottom is after the Family Bible repair. The torn pages were restored, and it was then rebound to its original shape of the bible. If you have a Family Bible in need of repair like this one, and looking for a bookbinding company that will bring life back to your precious family heirloom, give Artur Bookbinding International a call toll free at 1-888-DR BIBLE, for information on your free estimate.
Here are some pictures of a small Jewish Prayer Book we recently repaired/restored at Artur Bookbinding Int. This Prayer Book was written in Hebrew and English, and starts at the back of the book, and works its way to the front. This Prayer Book we repaired was in very bad shape, as the pictures show. We repaired this Prayer Book using a leather window, making a new cover, and setting the old one inside of the new cover. We were able to match the color of the new leather to the old cover, which was very difficult to do. This is something that sets our Bookbinding apart from other Bookbinding Services. Whether you are looking for the repair of your Family Bible, repair of a a study bible, your Prayer Book repaired, or any other book you cherish and that is dear to you. Please call us at Artur Bookbinding Int. for all your book repair needs.
Artur Bookbinding International specializes in the repair and restoration of family bibles of all sizes. We understand the importance and sentimental value your family heirloom holds to you. This Bible was sent in to us after being recommended by the Library of Congress. This Family Bible was missing the original front cover and the back cover which was still present had a hand written note from the 1800's which was glued onto the back. This was one of the many things that were important to the customer, so we restored the original cover and made it the front cover. We also saved the original writing that was on the inside of the cover and inserted it into the bible along with moving the record pages to the front of the bible and adding extra record pages for further generations to add their names to the Family Bible. This bible repair was unique to us as it was the first time we dyed the labels on the spine instead of using leather to make a label. Read more >>>