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How Much Does It Cost To Rebind A Bible?

Bible rebinding and recovering can be done by yourself but the expense you pay for it sometimes doesn't make sense. The cost for you to restore the book can be determined by two essential features – namely the styles and materials you use for the cover and binding and also based on the Bible's condition.

Today we are going to check out the cost factors for each style and the leather type you are going to use to rebind your Bible.

Rebinding a Bible based on Styles & their Cost

Proceed below to check out the different type of styles used and the amount you need to spend in small, medium and large sizes.

Geneva

The style of rebinding belongs to the 16th century, and most of them are developed using deep mahogany goatskin with prominent wrap-around raised ribs. The cost of rebinding this styles are as follows.

Small (<7” X 5” ) - $155

Medium (Personal Size) - $180

Large (>9” X 6” ) - $190

Country Parson Softcover

A 17th-century softcover style made of goatskin with dark brown color hand dyed and developed with raised ribs. The cost of this form is about

Small (<7” X 5” ) - $13500

Medium (Personal Size) - $160

Large (>9” X 6” ) - $170

Country Parson Hardcover

Falls on the 17th-century styles and the difference of this particular style is the medium to dark brown; this style is also developed using goatskin along with raised ribs. The cost of the country parson hardcover is as follows

Small (<7” X 5” ) - $155

Medium (Personal Size) - $180

Large (>9” X 6” ) - $190

Revivalist Softcover

The style of rebinding falls in the 18th century, and they are considered to be the flexible option available, made of English calfskin with raised ribs and medium to dark brown. The cost of the revivalist softcover includes

Small (<7” X 5” ) - $185

Medium (Personal Size) - $205

Large (>9” X 6” ) - $215

Revivalist Hardcover

The only difference in this particular style is that they are from medium to dark and not more flexible. The cost of the revivalist hardcover is as follows.

Small (<7” X 5” ) - $195

Medium (Personal Size) - $215

Large (>9” X 6” ) - $225

Circuit Rider

The style falls on 19th-century one and is made of goatskin that is soft tanned and glossy chocolate with tab closure and wraps around flap raised ribs. The amount it will cost for this type of style is about

Small (<7” X 5” ) - $180

Medium (Personal Size) - $200

Large (>9” X 6” ) - $220

SS Teacher

20th-century rebinding style that is made of light raised ribs with softly tanned goatskin with the softcover option; the cost varies from

Small (<7” X 5” ) - $150

Medium (Personal Size) - $165

Large (>9” X 6” ) - $180

Rebinding a Bible based on Leather material & their Cost

There are a different type of materials used for rebinding a bible or other books, let’s check the price range of these various leather materials below.

Cowhides

They are differentiated into three types namely the pebble grain cowhides, thicker cowhides, and alligator embossed, goatskin embossed cowhides.

Pebble Grain Cowhides

They are developed in multiple colors namely white, tan, red, forest green, steel blue, turquoise, baby blue, lilac, etc. and are tight grain and soft semi-gloss. The cost range falls between

Small (<7” X 5” ) - $105

Medium (Personal Size) - $115

Large (>9” X 6” ) - $125

Thicker Cowhides

They are made with larger grains and comes in hazelnut bomber, chocolate, cherry bomber, camel bomber, etc. The price of the material ranges about

Small (<7” X 5” ) - $115

Medium (Personal Size) - $125

Large (>9” X 6” ) - $135

Alligator Embossed & goatskin Embossed

The leather material is most flexible and imprintable. The cost-effectiveness of the material falls as similar to the thicker cowhides.

Small (<7” X 5” ) - $115

Medium (Personal Size) - $125

Large (>9” X 6” ) - $135

Calf Skins

There are two different calf skins materials used for rebinding the bible, smooth and hand dyed English calfskin.

Smooth Calfskin

They are developed in multiple colors namely blue, brown, red, semi-gloss black, etc. and the cost range of this calfskin material is as follows.

Small (<7” X 5” ) - $115

Medium (Personal Size) - $125

Large (>9” X 6” ) - $135

Hand Dyed

These are also developed in multiple colors namely dark brown, saddle tan, tan, medium brown, etc. and the price falls between

Small (<7” X 5” ) - $140

Medium (Personal Size) - $150

Large (>9” X 6” ) - $160

Goatskins

Soft tan, soft tanned unique colors, scapegoat, Sokoto, spindled rustic are some of the types of leather used with goatskins.

Soft Tanned

They are mostly flexible and smooth and comes in different colors namely dark brown, glossy chocolate, deep red, etc., the price range of this type of leather falls between

Small (<7” X 5” ) - $105

Medium (Personal Size) - $115

Large (>9” X 6” ) - $125

Hand Dyed

They are flexible even if they are not made of soft leather, developed in various colors namely saddle tan, tan, mahogany, dark brown, etc. The cost of the materials for rebinding a bible is about

Small (<7” X 5” ) - $130

Medium (Personal Size) - $140

Large (>9” X 6” ) - $150

Soft Tanned Special Colors

The rebinding bible leather material is developed using colors namely red, forest, electric blue, navy, purple, pink, etc. The cost-effectiveness of the elements is as follows.

Small (<7” X 5” ) - $110

Medium (Personal Size) - $120

Large (>9” X 6” ) - $130

Scapegoat

They are naturally in prominent green, and the cost rage of this material is as follows

Small (<7” X 5” ) - $130

Medium (Personal Size) - $140

Large (>9” X 6” ) - $150

Book Binding Cloth

There are three essential materials in this section namely the imitation, Bonded and genuine.

Imitation

It resembled leather and made of thick products and capable of withstanding heavy usage, developed in multiple colors, the price range of the materials falls within $65 to $75.

Bonded

The material resembled the plywood leather and available in different colors but are not made to use under substantial uses. The cost for rebinding your bible with this type of materials between $75 to $85 and the prices slightly varies from each color.

Genuine

Made of leather within the single sheet and best material for rebinding. Capable of withstanding heavy usage and also available in multiple colors. The cost falls between $95 to $105, and the price varies based on the colors.

Bottom Line

The above prices provided are a general estimate and a guideline. You can receive the accurate cost range if you send pictures and a description of the condition of your Bible to us. Then we can provide a more accurate quote after examination.

Any queries, ideas, and thoughts about the topic are welcome. Just go to the Contact area found at the top of this page.

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