Repairing Family Bibles from the 1800s
With a few exceptions, family Bibles date from the 1800s or the 1950s. Family Bibles from the 1800s usually have good sewn bindings that have weakened and often need partial hand resewing.
Genuine leather surface
Thick hardboard covers that are grooved or flat
Ornate gold detailing
15-20 pounds each
12x14" with 3-6" in thickness.
Reparing Bibles from the 1950s
Because they are newer, family Bibles from the 1950s tend to need less sewing to repair the binding. The covers have a tendency to become damaged near the hinges and outer edges. This damage is not possible to repair, so many Bibles need new, customized full leather covers. Covers can be made to match the original color. Many of our customers choose the option to have the original front cover (full or partial) embedded as an inlay in the new hardback leather cover. This helps preserve the original aesthetic of the the Bible. Another option is extra wide (3/4-1") flexible leather edges to replicate the look and feel of the original cover.
Covers made from sturdy, semi-flexible cardboard
Generally a smaller in size
Less ornate gold detailing
View some of the bible repair projects we have completed in the past.
1800s Family Bible Restoration
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