Description is exactly "Full deep blue Harmatan goatskin with feathered alum-tawed and multicolored onlays, using a puckering technique for dimensional texture. Cover scene illustrates waves washing upon the shoreline delivering sea creatures. The starfish is built up into a sculptural element using paper clay and overlaid with shagreen. French double headbands in blue, gold, and white silks. Top edge gilt with shell gold. Leather joint construction with marbled paper inset and matching endpapers by Catherine Levine."