The Bible is one of the oldest and most widely published and circulated books in the world. Of course it is not one book, but a collection of books with many versions.
More than most books, Bibles are often antiques, family heirlooms or have historical significance because of the role they occupy in important events. As such, they are treasures. I have restored many precious Bibles, some from as far back as the 1600’s.
Common issues include mold, mildew, water damage, missing spines, torn pages, cracked leather, or detached covers. Sometimes all of the above.
Here are some of the more interesting examples I’ve seen over the years. Click on the link.