Here are samples of some large ledgers Bookends Bindery have been restoring for over 10 years. This involves cleaning and conserving approximately 1300 pages per ledger, before they are rebound in full leather and hand lettered in gold.
These large format ledgers are in need of a complete repair process. due to a lot of use the pages are very dirty with many tears and missing corners. The books are broken down with each page being hand cleaned and repaired before they are flattened and then resewn.
A new spring back binding is created and the ledger is bound in full goat skin. The spine is then blind tooled, dated and lettered using gold foil.