Leather Binding

Fine Binding in Leather

We use the finest quality leathers (calf and goatskin for the most part), marbled papers and acid free end-papers. The spine of each book is also finished by hand. A mixture of glycerine and egg white - used in book binding since the 16th century - is applied to the embossed leather, and a double layer of 22ct gold leaf is pressed on top of this, once the mixture has dried. This highly skilled placing of gold leaf by hand is used for each individual letter on the book's spine.

Kennys offers a wide variety of binding, restoration and repair services for your books.

  • Re-Backing of cloth and leather books
  • Binding of original manuscripts in a variety of styles and materials
  • Custom gilt stamping
  • Replica Binding (19th century etc)
  • Re-binding of bibles and missals
  • Custom boxes, clamshells and slipcases for delicate items.

A truly unique and timeless work of art.









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