- Hello John,
Here's my database info
Benson's Hand Bindery
Fine Binding, Conservation, and Marbled Papers
1319B Summerville Ave Columbia, S.C. 29201
Years of marbling and bookbinding experience:
Oversize (up to 25 x 40") traditional European style marbled paper
reproductions using colors manufactured by myself from pigments.
Retail $16 per sheet, $13 a sheet on orders of 50 or more.
Various types pf hand glazing and polishing available, including archival
quality glazing for Conservation purposes, Enquire about the price.
Alkaline buffering of marbled papers for conservation purposes, enquire as
to the price.
A variety of blank books style with edge marbling , including the
reproduction of historical European "spring back" account book structures,
leather bindings with gold tooling of period design, paper case binding
structures, and Islamic binding variations.
Turkish and other Near Eastern styles of marbling.
Lectures and Workshops:
Available to teach 2 day to one week workshops about marbling with a strong
emphasis on history and the relationship of marbling to bookbinding.
Lecturing on different aspects on marbling history.
Researching the early history of paper marbling in the Near East and Asia.
Documenting evidence in rare book Library and museum collections, determing
provenance when possible and creating a photographic archive of early
Researching and translating aspects of historical manuscripts about marbling
and accounts of European travelers.
Clarifying common misconceptions about marbling history.