I have just completed the restoration of this early 1800's Bible Cover.
As you will see, the cover is broken off at the spine.
I will be binding the signatures, when they are complete, to the front and back cover and making a new spine for there is no spine. This is how I purchased the Bible.
It has taken many hours and lots of patience to bring the covers back to life. Towards the end you will be viewing some images through the microscope under which I work in order the restore books of this nature.
The Bible covers are approximately one foot and one inch in length.
I thought you may enjoy the journey.
Egmont is one of my blog readers of whom I have the greatest respect. A purist at heart, Egmont started up an interesting dicussion on the use of antique objects in my art. You can find the post here. Please read it for it is fascinating reading everyone's comments.
So with thanks to and in honour of you Egmont, I present:
Restoration of an Early 1800's Bible Cover