The Gently Mad Edinburgh Bookbinder and Bookseller
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19th century hand-coloured bird print by F.O. Morris
19th century
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~ Selling Books? ~
We Buy Books in Edinburgh Scotland
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  ~ bookbinding price list ~


~ Book Sizes ~ 8vo : 8-9" tall 4to : 9-13" tall Folio : 0ver 13" tall

  ~ full bindings ~

Full leather (goat) : 8vo, £185.00 / 4to £235.00
Full leather (calf) : 8vo, £220.00 / 4to £265.00
Cloth (Buckram or Edinburgh Bookcloth) : 8vo, £75.00 / 4to £95.00

  ~ half bindings ~

Half leather with marble/cloth boards (goat) : 8vo, £145.00 / 4to £185.00
Half leather with marble/cloth boards (calf) : 8vo, £170.00 / 4to £205.00
Cloth with marble/paper boards : 8vo, £85.00 / 4to £115.00

  ~ quarter bindings ~

Quarter leather with marble/cloth boards (goat) : 8vo, £115.00 / 4to £145.00
Quarter leather with marble/cloth boards (calf) : 8vo, £135.00 / 4to £170.00

  ~ bespoke bindings ~

Bespoke bindings are bindings that have particular specifications to suit the clients needs, such as materials, themes, etc. This could be anything from a beautiful full leather wedding album with personal touches, or a visitors book for your guest house, air b&b, or hotel, etc.

Prices for bespoke bindings can only be given after a detailed briefing from the client. Get in touch if you have something special in mind!

  ~ rebacking & repairs ~

Leather reback (goat) : 8vo, £95.00 / 4to £130.00 / Folio, £185.00
Leather reback (calf) : 8vo, £120.00 / 4to £1155.00 / Folio, £210.00
Cloth reback (retain old spine): 8vo, £50.00 / 4to, £60.00 / Folio, £85.00
Cloth reback (new spine + label): 8vo, £65.00 / 4to, £85.00 / Folio, £105.00
Corner repairs (leather) : £12.50 per corner
Corner repairs (cloth) : £5.00 per corner

  ~ extras ~

Cloth slipcases : 8vo, £85.00 / 4to, £120.00
Title label : £18 per label
Direct title : £45 (per panel)
Further gilt decoration & leather only work : POA
Marble / Moire silk endpapers : 8vo, £22 / 4to, £34.00 (per book)
Inserted silk bookmark : £6.00 (per book)
Polishing £6.50 per volume / Stain and polish per volume £15.00
Dust-wrapper protection : £6.50 per book

~ Binding Menu ~
Marble Papers we Use
Tools we Use
Our Price List

~ Mini-binding ~
Miniature leather bound boo by The Gently Mad Bookbinder
To see our gallery
of work
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~ Dutch Onlay ~
Leather only for Dutch Fairy Tale Book
Example of Baz's
leather onlay work
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~ Egg & Flour ~
egg and flour used in bookbinding
We use eggs and flour in all our fine leather bindings but we dont bake them!
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The Gently Mad : 2 Summer Place, Edinburgh, EH3 5NR : 0131 261 6028 / 07702592972