Description is exactly "Full goatskin leather binding with sewn-in leather hinge and handmade flax paper flyleaf which has the look of parchment. Sewn on five German woven tapes with linen thread, the edges were gilt "in the rough" without trimming, and the tapes were laced into the boards. Double-core silk headbands. After spine linings, a hollow was attached with false raised bands to emulate raised cord sewing. Covered in natural grained brown goatskin. The sewn in hinges were placed down and doublures were pasted in. Binding tooled with 23 carat gold leaf and carbon, with many different colored leather onlays. The clasps were designed by the binder and made by Joycelyn Merchant, a jeweler, bookbinder, and clasp-maker."