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byzantium Studios, Ltd., is a traditional hand bindery offering one of the finest resources for rare book collections and antiquarian book dealers. Byzantium Studios, under the direction of binder and finisher, Sean E. Richards, has continued to provide its international clientele, with the very best in rare book restoration and replica bindings, since 1999. Although, specializing in the conservation and restoration of early printed works, the bindery is skillfully capable of a wide range of bookbinding services including, period bindings, design bindings, archival enclosures, letterpress replicas, and hand-made brass and silver hardware. The Bindery's range of expertise in the History of the Book is wide and varied, spanning some 800 years in scope. The bindery maintains a fine collection of vintage tools, equipment, and materials. In addition to the rare collection of tools, and equipment, Byzantium Studios boast an impressive private library pertaining to the history of the book as well as a comprehensive collection of historic English, American and Continental bindings dating back to the mid 15th century.