Book Rebound

Today in the post, I received from Leonard’s Book Restoration Station a copy of The Life of St. Columba which I had the bindery do up with hard boards covered with a fine deep red dyed calfskin, the traditional five raised ridges along the spine, a black applied leather label for the title, lovely marbled endpapers, and matching head and tail bands.  The binding and materials are excellent.  The only flaw, and it’s a minor one, is that the fada (accute accent mark) in the author’s name is pointing in the wrong direction.  I did make a point of the inclusion of the fada, but I guess it’s unreasonable to expect the bookbinder to be an expert in Gaelic orthography.  An accent mark is just an accent mark, I suppose.

The Life of Saint Columba.

I had the book finely rebound as I intend for this volume to see daily use for the rest of my life, as a means of knowing better, and meditating upon, the life of my great patron Colum Cille — the Dove of the Church — St. Columba.  It certainly seems sturdy enough for the task.  I would recommend the bindery to others.  Their prices are very fair and the work was completed in several weeks.

Published by Christian Clay Columba Campbell

Christian Clay Columba Campbell is a Roman Catholic of the Anglican Use. As Senior Warden of the Cathedral of the Incarnation (Orlando, FL), he organised the process by which the parish accepted the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus, petitioning to join the Catholic Church. The Anglican Cathedral is now the Church of the Incarnation in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. Personal queries should be directed to me at eccentricbliss dot com.

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