The original late 18th century cover.
Separating the quires.
Resewing on linen cords.
New oak boards laced on.
Laced supports secured with tawed leather wedges.
Covering in full tawed calf – tying up.
The completed binding with silver pin and ring foredge closures.
A full account of the rebinding of the manuscript was published in the 2017 edition of the journal ‘Bookbinder’.
Open view of the completed binding.
The Bindery Next