Roger Perry Bookbinder & Gold Finisher - Bookbinding and book restoration services
For all your book restoration needs
 
Contact details: PO Box 3309, Warner, Qld 4500.
Tel: 07 3882 0576, Mobile 0417 525664
 
As seen on the ABC 612 radio website and recent ABC radio interview with Phil Smith
for more details and a download of the interview go to:
 
 
Book Restoration and bookbinding
 
We are able to offer sympathetic book restorations at the highest standard.  Whether it is a well worn favourite novel, family bible, heirloom or a priceless rare antiquarian book we are able to restore most books back to their former glory. 
 
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We ensure that we retain as much of the original book as possible and can even rebind books whilst retaining the original covers and spines if they are able to be preserved.   The majority of our work is  done by hand using traditional bookbinding methods and 23.5ct gold leaf  (scroll down to bottom of page for more photos and detailed examples of our work).
 
We are also able to bind new books to fit your exact requirements, whether it be a Christening gift or a one off special binding for your first published novel!
 
Book boxes and storage cases
 
Custom designed book boxes
 
We are able to make storage boxes that imitate books.   Custom made book boxes can be designed to fit an existing book you already have or sized depending to your needs.  You may wish to store your Ipad or e-reader as an example therefore we can size the box to fit this exactly.  There are many options of  finish such as full leather, half leather and hand marbled paper or cloth.  This really depends on your requirements and budget, the options are endless therefore please contact us to discuss your needs.
 
see below for some examples of our custom built book boxes.
 
 
 
Book box designed to            View of inside - fully                 Book bound in full
fit existing book finished      lined                                                leather with book case
in full leather                                                                                       in half leather half cloth
                                                                                                                    Matching spines
 
Standard book boxes
 
We also make a variety of standard faux book boxes designed to imitate antique books.  These are all handmade made using genuine leather, hand marbled paper and finished to a high standard in 23.5ct gold leaf.  The lining is a velvety mock suede that gives it a luxurious feel.   The dimensions are 23.2cm x 14.2cm x 3cm. 
 
These would make a handsome addition to any library with the added bonus of being hidden storage for valuables or important documents such as passports etc.  A personalised book box would make a wonderful gift for family or friends especially for occasions such as Weddings, Christenings, Birthdays or Christmas.  Companies could offer these as gifts for corporate clients and customers and even include their company logo for an additional fee.
 
We have a variety of designs to choose from in our standard book box range and you can customise the titles for free or keep the original.  See bottom of page for more photos of book boxes and your choice of design.
 
More Photos and Examples of our Book Restoration work:
 
See example 1 - The covers and spine had come apart from the main binding of this Victorian Bible.  We were able to reattach the original covers and spine whilst reinforcing the binding so it will be preserved for many years to come. 
 
Example 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Before                                                                                                      After
 
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Sometimes old books deteriorate to such a degree that the covers and spines are not able to be saved.  In this instance we will rebind in a style sympathetic to the era of the original.   See example 2, the cover could not be saved therefore  we have replaced the entire cover in a style sympathetic to the age of this book.
 
Example 2
 
 
            
 
 
 
 
 
 
           Before                                                                                                       After
 
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If the cover is  completely missing we will rebind in a style most suitable to the period of the original binding or to the customers requirements.  See example 3, we have rebound this book in a completely new binding with leather spine and corners and a cloth cover.  The spine is very detailed with gold panels known as a full run up gilt back.
 
Example 3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
         Before                                                                                                        After
 
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More photos: (click to enlarge images)
 
 
 
 
 
 
      
 
 
        Before                                                                                                         After
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Typical re-back -                                                                                New cloth covers
spine replaced and                                                                            with gold lettering to
original covers retained                                                                 spine replicating original
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Front and back                                                                                    Various finishing 
covers showing panels                                                                      techniques we can
of decorative rolls                                                                               offer  
 
We are able to to restore most books back to their former glory however large or small.  Family bibles and antiquarian books are our speciality however we are also able to repair modern bindings including school text books, music books, any type of book that has fallen apart or seen better days.  We can also offer bindings for new books and presentation bindings for special occasions including guest books for weddings and other such events.
 
You will find our prices very reasonable as we are a small family run business therefore we do not have factory running costs or employee wages to pay.  
 
Our business is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance.  We are committed to meeting those needs and are able to offer you our services at the highest standard. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
 
For contact details and more photos see the "About Us" page or fill out the form on the Contact Us page.
 
 
                                                            Example of a completely
                                                            new binding to this
                                                            Victorian Family Bible
 
 
 
 
More photos of our Standard Book Boxes - call us today to place an order or discuss your requirements.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
See below for your choice of designs:
 
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THE TALE OF
MR. FOX
THE TALE OF
MR. FOX
THE BRITISH 
BOOK OF 
FLOWERS
THE BRITISH
BOOK OF
FLOWERS
ANTIQUE FIRE
ARMS
ANTIQUE FIRE
ARMS
COOK'S 
VOYAGES
COOK'S
VOYAGES
THE ART OF 
ANGLING
THE ART OF
ANGLING
SCOTTISH POEMS
SCOTTISH POEMS
MUSIC
MUSIC
SNAKES OF
AUSTRALIA
SNAKES OF
AUSTRALIA
MILTON'S WORKS
MILTON'S WORKS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Our standard book boxes are reasonably priced and discounts apply to orders of ten or more.
 
Contact us today to discuss your requirements
 
 
Telephone: 07 3882 0576
 
 
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