Restoration of 1748 leather binding.
2-volume restoration binding in full leather.
Restoration binding for London Magazine, 1748
Restoration bindings on 2 vol. set in full leather.
Restoration binding in quarter leather & marbled paper.
Leather repack of 3 volume set.
The Bookbinder is a Dependant on the Bookseller. He receives the Book in Sheets from the Bookseller, and his Business is to bind it, and cover it with Leather, Vellum, or otherwise, as he is directed. The Trade of a Bookbinder has no great Ingenuity in it, and requires few Talents, either natural or acquired, to fit a Man to carry it on; a moderate Share of Strength is requisite, which is chiefly employed in beating the Books with a heavy Hammer, to make the Sheets lie close together. The Profit of the Trade is but inconsiderable in itself, and most Masters in this Branch carry on the Business of Stationary or Pamphlet Shops. The Journeymen make but a mean Living; they seldom earn more than Ten Shillings a Week when employed; and are out of Business for Half the Year.
-The London Tradesman, 1747