Peacock Bindery

Traditional bookbinding, Wellington, New Zealand

Vesey’s Reports, 1807

Both boards of this 1807 volume of Chancery Law Cases were burnt and could not be saved necessitating the rebinding of the book. So the book was disbound; re-sewn on double raised cords; and covered in new black goat leather with marbled endpapers. A title was tooled in gold on the spine. Both boards were decorated with gold tooling. Finally a clamshell box was made to house the book.


Vesey’s Reports: rebound book in clamshell box.


Vesey’s Reports: original front board – note burnt leather.


Vesey’s Reports: original title page.


Vesey’s Reports: rebound book on five raised cords in black goat leather with gold tooling.



Vesey’s Reports: after rebinding – front pastedown and flyleaf. Marble paper is from Chena River Marblers, USA.


Vesey’s Reports: detail of sewn silk headband.





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