To handle and to conserve rare books is a great joy and a privilege and I have been fortunate to work on the conservation of books dating from the cradle of printing to the early twentieth century. I am an experienced book conservator and I am able to conserve full leather bindings and books bound in cloth and paper coverings and also undertake paper conservation. I believe that a book's binding is not simply a way of protecting a text, but has a cultural and artistic value in its own right and is part of a book's story. I therefore try and keep abreast of all the latest developments in both book and paper conservation and when faced with a challenging project, aim to conserve and retain original binding materials, if at all possible. We have high standards and I always use conservation grade materials in my work. On the following pages you will find some case studies of books I have recently conserved, each with a detailed description of the approaches and methods I have used in their repair.