Rebinding a Bible, 2

I received my Mom’s Bible back today from Mechling Bookbindery. They did a fantastic job on it as I thought they would. The Bible is a KJV that she received on October 14th, 1976. It is a Cambridge Bible printed on India paper and measures about 4.5″ x 7″.

Here are some pictures of the final product [click to enlarge]:

The image above shows the two ribbons that I requested, gold and crimson.

This gives you some idea of how it folds open and the stiffness of the goatskin leather.

These are the new endpapers that they inserted.

This is a view of the spine.

And this is the front cover.

I expect this Bible to last for the rest of my life and I will treasure it throughout. I am probably going to send another one – an RSV – and will take before and after pictures if I do.

5 thoughts on “Rebinding a Bible, 2”

  1. That is a good idea. I have my great-great-grandmothers Bible but I am to worried about hurting it to use it. I should get it rebound because it is falling apart.

  2. Thanks Mindi and RIck.

    Daniel, I agree and it was also red originally so I wanted to stay faithful to it. The next one is white, but I think I will go black. I can’t stand white Bibles, sorry.

    Brent, yes, you should. I used to go to a great binder in Caldwell named Frank Powell, but he was old then and I would be surprised if he is still alive or if so, is able to bind any more. He was located real near where Mom was buried. Mechling is a good deal if you don’t mind mailing it to them.

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