Bookbinding and Book Restoration: Bibles
Now the Bible is set up for gilding, first blind tooled and 'glared' and afterwards tooled in 23 carat gold leaf. The first operation is 'rolling off' the spine of the Bible using patterned fillets and straight line pallets. Then each panel of the Bible is tooled using a series of small hand tools comprising of more than 100 individual impressions per panel.
A leather label is then applied to the spine of the Bible and the title hand lettered. The whole Bible is then hand polished before the brass bosses are straightened out and re-fitted.
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