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Period Fine Bindings
2019 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria BC V8R 1G1
I'm a Traditional Master Bookbinder with 44 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 paul@periodfinebindings.com
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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: paul@periodfinebindings.com 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 was updated January 2019 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... 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 was updated January 2019 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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