Restoration is a complex and highly skilled craft whereby the methods and procedure used are intricate and the knowledge required is great.

Leather Repairs Cloth Repairs, Sewing, Finishing, Refurbishing, Paper Repairs, New Bindings. There are, of course, a great many more processes which are used during restoration work.

Restoration: as defined by the Library of Congress: Washington is: The Conscious deliberate and planned supervision, care and preservation of the total resources of a library archives or similar institution from the injurious effect of age use (or misuse) as well as external or internal influences of all types.

Conservation: as defined by the Library of Congress: Washington is: The process of returning a book, document or other archival material as nearly as possible to its original condition. The entire scope of restoration ranges from the repair of a torn leaf or removal of a simple stain to the complete rehabilitation of the material. Restoration, therefore, encompasses virtually the entire range of bookwork mending, repairing, rebinding and reconditionin