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Period Fine Bindings
117-2187 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria BC V8R 1G1
I'm a Traditional Master Bookbinder with 40 years experience in conservation, restoration and period bookbinding. I like to think I've made improvements in strength and styles as my peers of past centuries did....but of course, you are the judge.
Interests: Did you know that Oak Bay was first seen by Europeans in 1790 when the Spanish sailed into the Strait of Juan de Fuca and noted Gonzales Hill? Since those times, Oak Bay has had a reputation as a charming neighbourhood with a genteel atmosphere, influenced by the British but uniquely Oak Bay. My rare book shop and bookbinding workshop now resides in the uptown Oak Bay shopping mall - Athlone Court. Contact me by phone +1 (internationally) 778 433 5007 or email paul@periodfinebindings.com
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This one is a very special Grimoire and one of only 12 copies in existence. The text covers every single level of occult knowledge. As you know I always work with a blank canvas, the book is restored, re-sewn to period and bound in a raw veg tanned skin, in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at The Avenging Angel Grimoire
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Welcome to my website. The true art of traditional bookbinding has long been lost to all but a few. Since the industrial revolution paved its way through the world highlighting the word "progress", the need for literacy and education grew to such an extent that hand bookbinding was gradually replaced... Continue reading
This site was updated January 2016 Bookbinding and Book Restoration Conservation, Restoration and Period Fine Bindings For all your bookbinding and book restoration email: periodfinebindings@gmail.com To navigate this site use the side bar or click on "Next Page" at the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2012 at Bookbinding & Royal Bindings
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Period Fine Bindings has shared their blog Bookbinding & Royal Bindings
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Gilding the edges of the book by hand was a luxury reserved only for finer quality of books and serves two purposes. Firstly as decoration, which always looks to me as giving the appearance of a fine leather binding bound around a solid block of gold....and secondly, more importantly, being... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2011 at Edge Gilding