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Period Fine Bindings
2019 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria BC V8R 1G1
I'm a Traditional Master Bookbinder with 48 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 on uptown Oak Bay Avenue. Contact me by phone +1 (internationally) 778 433 5007 or email [email protected]
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These are some of the rare occult and Alchemy texts that I print and bind for serious students of the Occult and for private Occult libraries. All of my work is by commission only, they are not shelf items. The Necronomicon Printed on a fine ivory watermarked wove, illustrated, hand... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2024 at Occult Books
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Probably the finest Necronomicon ever made. This is another one of the six occult and alchemy books that I print and bind. The text is printed in red and black on a fine watermarked ivory wove paper and illustrated. As the text is somewhat chaotic I decided to hand marble... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2024 at The Necronomicon
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Click on images to enlarge These 3 commissions contain probably some of the most important occult, alchemy and Hermetic texts ever written, as you can see from the title pages below. These are 3 of the 6 occult and alchemy books that I print and bind in a 17thC style.... Continue reading
Period Fine Bindings has shared their blog Gilding a Royal Binding
Apr 12, 2022
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These Grimoires are commissioned by clients to me and are created to the personality of the client. All the materials are hand made by myself including veg tanning the skins....each skin takes 2 years to cure,.....fermenting the dyes from plant extracts, hand marbling paper to period designs etc....and all the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2019 at Magickal Grimoires by Paul Tronson
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email: [email protected] This commission is probably THE most ambitious Grimoire I have ever done just using straight lined (pallets) and curved (gauges) tools, a 6pt, 8pt, and 10pt hand letters and a very small pentagram. The book is bound in a raw veg tan skin and hand coloured on the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2019 at The Grimoire of God
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This site is regularly updated 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... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at The Avenging Angel Grimoire
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This site was updated January 2019 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... Continue reading
This site is regularly updated 40th year Anniversary 1983 - 2023 Bookbinding and Book Restoration Conservation, Restoration and Period Fine Bindings This page illustrates how Paul Tronson creates fine bindings using hundreds of impressions of very small tools to create... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2012 at Bookbinding & Royal Bindings
Period Fine Bindings has shared their blog The Tiffany Collection
Aug 18, 2011
Period Fine Bindings has shared their blog REMOVING FOXING AND MILDEW
Aug 18, 2011
Period Fine Bindings has shared their blog ENGLISH BOOKBINDER
Aug 18, 2011
Period Fine Bindings has shared their blog Cambridge Panelled Calf Bindings
Aug 18, 2011
Period Fine Bindings has shared their blog Bookbinding & Period Fine Bindings
Aug 18, 2011
Period Fine Bindings has shared their blog Bookbinding & Limited Editions
Aug 18, 2011
Period Fine Bindings has shared their blog Bookbinding & Book Restoration
Aug 18, 2011