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Re: [BKARTS] Rubber Cement Stains

    Most family bibles were constructed with the family record pages sewn in
as a separate signature between the Old and New Testaments. You might be
able to get a substitute signature from the publisher of the bible.
    I know that the Moody Bible publishers will replace worn-out  bibles
without charge, but I'm not sure about other companies. I once had to repair
a minister's well-used bible, copiously annotated throughout. Replacement
was out of the question. The last signature in the book, the section of
colored maps, was so wrinkled and frayed I couldn't include it in the
repair. I called Moody Bible (Institute?) and asked for a new map section.
The one they sent me was slightly different but perfectly satisfactory.
    You might be able to get a family record section from the publisher of
your client's bible, or any Bible publishing house, it wouldn't have to be a
perfect match except in size.

Good luck,


----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Allen" <allen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2003 12:01 AM
Subject: Re: [BKARTS] Rubber Cement Stains

> Jack, Ed et al,
> Thanks for the warnings. I have decided that I really don't want to tackle
this one since the book is only one generation old and the only things not
replacable will be some signatures from a "swearing-in" ceremony of Masons
that took place in the 60's. None of the family events recorded are in any
but the owner's hand in any case so he can simply copy them into a new
Masonic Bible. If he wants, I will offer to tip in the two pages of masons'
signatures into a new Bible for him unless he needs the ceremony that
probably went into the original signing. If that's the case he's out of
> Dave
> >
> David Allen
> Beddall Bookbinding Conservation & Restoration
> 840 Snowdrop Avenue
> Victoria, British Columbia
> (250) 888-9380
> http://www.WebVictoria.com/beddall/
> >

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