Newman Book Binding & Restoration

Bookbinder, conservator and restorer of antiquarian books

The Posthumous Works of Robert Hookes

Summery Customer: Meteorological Office. Title: The Posthumous Works of Robert Hookes. Author: ( Published by ) R.Waller. Size: 326mm x 216mm x 51mm. Date of book: 1705. Condition received: Mid / dark brown calf full binding. Tight-back style of binding. Both boards are loose from main text. Corners of the boards and parts of the sides of the boards have worn through the leather and even missing. Main block intact with only a few pages torn. Proposed action: Remove the leather spine. As it is a tight-back binding there is […]


Pilgrims Progress

Summary Title: Pilgrims Progress. Author: John Bunyan. Size: 133mm x 221mm x 40mm. Date of book: 1814. Condition received: Both boards missing. All of the spine missing apart from the odd fragment of leather. (It is a tight-back binding with leather stuck directly to spine.) Main text holding together. Front and back sections loose. Text edges very dirty. Majority of pages very dirty. Proposed action: Remove fragment of leather to use as colour match later. Remove old glues. Unpick every section and folio. Dry clean each folio. Acquaeous clean every […]


Cook’s Voyages. Third Voyage, Volume Two.

[ngg_images gallery_ids=”1″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails”] Summary Customer: Meteorological Office. Title: Cook’s Voyages. Third Voyage, Volume Two. Size: 300mm x 48mm x 241mm. Date of book: 1784. Condition received: Full brown calf binding. Tree marbling design on covers. Front and back boards are detached. The spine is in one piece apart from the head caps. Headbands top and tail are both missing. Endpapers are traditionally marbled. Text block edges are very dirty. The text block as a whole is in good condition. Corners of the boards are worn and showing the actual boards […]


Royal Meteorological Society. Photographs of stations

Summary Customer: Meteorological Office. Title: Royal Meteorological Society. Photographs of stations. Size : 305mm x 42mm x 373mm. Date of book: 1887. Condition received: Half binding in dark green goat skin with dark green cloth sides. The case is in good condition. Leather label tooled on front cover. Majority of pages breaking off from main spinal area. In many places where the for edge of the pages has disintegrated white tape has been attached. Corners of the pages are brittle. Endpapers are triple papers. Approximately 30 pages with photographs and […]