Before: Original and Now Tattered and Crumbling Linen Binding, 2017

Before and After: Restoration of Howard-Tilton’s Kelmscott Chaucer

The linen binding that William Morris created in 1896 was explicitly meant to be replaced by a sturdier binding designed and provided by the book’s owner. In this way, Morris collaborated with fellow bibliophiles to create a unique book for each.