Specialists in the sympathetic restoration of antiquarian
Binding Arrangement is a traditional hand bindery situated in Colchester, England, specialising in the restoration and conservation of rare books, documents, maps and paper ephemera.
We serve a continually growing clientele of private collectors, used and rare book dealers, public and private institutions, and individuals with valuable family heirlooms in need of preservation across the United Kingdom and Europe.
"Colin has been the Christie’s Archives conservation
sage for over 20 years and he continues to care for our records in a respectful
and understanding way, discussing with me what he feels is the best treatment
for each preservation case.
The conservation work that Colin has carried out on our historical sales catalogues will ensure that they survive another 250 years of regular handling. The Christie’s paper-based archive of annotated sales catalogues date back to 1766 and are essential documents in the history of collecting and provenance research. Remedial perseveration work undertaken by Colin has de-stressed very brittle pages and selected use of Japanese tissue has made the corners and edges robust and easier to work with." --- Lynda McLeod, Christies, London
"The Book of Common Prayer 1680 arrived safely today and the repair and restoration work is of high standard, and I could certainly recommend your skills to my friends" -- John Punshon, Norfolk
"Colin carried out excellent work, on significant historic items from the State's Library's collection, as well as the personal treasures belonging to members of the public. He is a skilled and knowledgeable professional with a wealth of expertise and experience." -- Andrew Durham, Director Artlab Australia
Cuckoo Farm Studios, Boxted Road, Colchester, ESSEX CO4 5HH