Thursday, October 20, 2005

Art of Bookbinding

Sunday, February 06, 2005

Bookbinder in the UK

Welcome to Paul Tronson, Master Bookbinder's site at Period Fine Bindings - it is devoted to Books, Fine Bindings, Great Binders and the Art of Bookbinding. You can use the top ten links on the right hand side of this page to access the completed links on this site. This is a very good place to start:

We've moved Paul's Workshop and rare bookshop from the UK to a paradise - Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada and we accept commissions from all over the world. People 'Fedex' their books to us for an assessment, valuation or restoration and often fly-in to collect their volumes.

If you'd like to contact Paul, to make an appointment to discuss a valuation, commission or just for a chat about rare books then call +1 778 433 5007 or email: at Period Fine Bindings, #204-2527 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, Vancouver Island BC Canada V8L 1Y1.

NB Sidney-by-The-Sea, Vancouver Island is a 'Booktown' with over a dozen bookshops to cater for every interest.

You can read about Paul's experiences and some amazing bookbinding commissions he has undertaken here

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Bookbinder in the UK~

Paul Tronson is a bookbinder UK that restores books to their original condition using methods and techniques long forgotten.

Even if the binding is unrestorable, a close match to the original or even a finer style of the period can be achieved through techniques unused for centuries, but still used by this bookbinder UK.

Paul Tronson is a Master Bookbinder UK that creates value by paying great attention to period detail and using long lost formulae in the production of the essential materials.

For more information about how Paul Tronson can increase the value of your library

Should you be interested in the increase of sale, insurance and pension value of your books - pre and post rebinding then please don't hesitate to contact Paul on

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Bookbinders ~ ~

Recent findings have shown that dilapidated items within the book trade increase in value with the correct form of restoration that can only be executed by a Master Craftsman.

Restoring a book that has been eaten by worms, chewed by dogs, run over by a carriage, stained by Georgian ink, repaired by a carpet tape fanatic, found in Medieval ruins, exposed to the elements in a 400 year old roof space, burnt to a cinder and drownded in a flooded crypt is not an easy task or a cheap one, but careful restoration will certainly increase the value of your books and repay your investment many times over.