2004 Lloyd giese gave Barbi old Bible a couple of months before he died.
WHAT A Mess!
Cover is off and bookblock is in BAD shape
Removing all the old glue and tape
Lots of crinkled pages to be flattened
Most of the original glue removed
Removing the original binding threads
All apart ... Now the re-binding process can start
Flattening the crinkles
Punching the reinforcing paper on the inside of the signatures
Mounted on my sewing frame showing the new binding tapes
Detail of sewing on the tapes
All done sewing
Ready to move to vise for new mull
New mull glued to bookblock
Ready to glue new mull to original reconditioned covers
Showing preserves inside, original, pages and notes
Ready for delivery
Happy customer !
Last time I saw Barbi (~2020) That Bible looked exactly the same, even though she uses it several times each week.