The two volumes of Malory are completed, title added in gold and generally satisfactory. This is the first leather binding I have done from scratch.
Note the cords!! The spine has cords integrated with the sewing and then the boards are laced on with the same cords. This is a very substantial binding.
The endpapers are also blue. I am nearly finished binding Chris Fletcher's book. Today the split boards were integrated and need to dry in the press. In a few days, the cover including new marbled paper will be put on. This is a so-called library binding because the book is so large and heavy. In between times today, I did a repair job on an old copy of David Copperfield. It is dated 1866. I have taken off the covers and spine which are in good condition - just not attached to the book! I have done a minor strengthening of the cover spine and removed all the gunk on the textblock spine. Once all the glue has dried, I will replace the spine and then add the cover. Should not take very long.
I am working hard tying on the ghost warp but it is slow. I have done more than two thirds. It should be finished by the weekend.