The written word as our collective cultural heritage, safeguarded for future generations.
Restoration focuses on returning the book to its perceived original aesthetic and functional state.
A conservation-based approach combines these visions according to the context of the book.
The result is a treatment that respects the historical, aesthetic & spiritual significance of the book as well as its physical integrity while also addressing the more personal values attributed to the object by a private owner.
Conservation, restoration and preservation are distinct but not exclusive approaches to the treatment and repair of an antiquarian book.
Preservation focuses on retaining the state of the book at the moment of treatment and taking steps to minimize further deterioration in the future.
Redbone Bindery works in consultation with clients to balance these three approaches.