Years of enjoyment invited a duct tape repair to hold this book together. I began its restoration by removing the tape for replacement with a bookcloth spine giving new life to an often used volume. Replacement of its archival paper cover and reproduction of its cover photo gave new life to this ...

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The poems of Lord Byron is a family heirloom that had suffered the ravages of time. I was able to create a new leather spine to complete the case. Major restructuring of the text block was essential to restoring the volume for future use.

The cover of this unique volume of works attributed to Matisse had faded over the years. I was able to tint the cover to its original color and replace the Japanese stab binding that had deteriorated from years of wear.

My client's mother used this book for many years as an art educator. I was able to stabilize the text block, add a new cloth spine, and protect the corners of the cover with bookcloth overlay. With the help of the internet, I was able to replicate the original illustration on the cover.

This beautiful book contains a collection of watercolor drawings by Matisse. Over time, the cover color had faded from bright yellow to vanilla. I was able to retint the cover to its original hue. In addition, the Japanese stab binding required replacement as the original fiber had become degrade...

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This treasured book required some reconstruction. Rejoining the pages and adding protective corners to the cover stabilized the book for additional years of service.

I've just added a new photo for another Bible project. The hardcover Bible was brought to me for recasing (new cover boards and spine) in leather. I placed raised cords in the spine and added antique copper corner protectors to complete the project. With new End Papers and a page inserted with th...

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Book Repair
Many hardcover book enthusiasts wish to retain cherished favorites that have been handed down from family and friends or are the result of years of collecting. These are the treasures to be preserved and entrusted to the meticulous services provided by MERYL PERLOFF BOOK ARTS.


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4 weeks ago
Working with Meryl was a marvelous experience! Her knowledge of books, her timely communication with me and her fine craftsmanship were the best. I had taken a small Shakespeare Birthday Book from the late 1800's to her that I feared was beyond repair. It contained detailed family entries from that era. I delivered it to Meryl, fallen apart into many pieces in a plastic bag and sought her advice. She understood the sentimental value and shared her thoughts with me regarding the restoration process necessary.The work began. It was a thrill to be able to then give this beautifully restored keepsake to our daughter as a Mother's Day gift, bringing her to tears. It is now absolutely beautiful and I trust it will be shared by our family for generations to come. Meryl is a treasure!
- Kaaren P
3 weeks ago
Meryl worked magic on my old, much loved and well worn Applied Arts and Art Manuals! She meticulously re-attached the loose pages and bindings and cleaned the soiled and faded covers. The books are true family treasures used by both my mother when she was in college in the 1930’s and by myself in my teaching career. I can now share them with my son as he begins his art teaching career.
- Gini G
a month ago
Meryl is very kind, patient and knowledgeable at restoring books. We had 3 fixed to send back to family members who hadn't seen them in decades. They were delighted to see them now intact. where some damage could not be repaired to original, Meryl expertly did work arounds that were almost as good as the original. Although a little expensive, it was worth it to restore things historically precious. I will definitely ask for her services again, when needed.
- Cynthia D

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