French technique lace-in boards, covered in full leather in Harmatan purple goatskin, sewn headbands of purple and gold, gold top edge may be added if this does not create conservation problems. Boards laced in with relief decoration raising the leather on front and back covers, recessed decoration on the front, back, and spine to accommodate gold inlay, spine inlay with title tooled in black. Hand carved two-ply board with 14k gold acrylic ink. Endpapers will be original handmade paper created by the binder with hand-painted 14k gold decoration to match the crosses on the cover. The inspiration for this design is the Jerusalem cross, the hallmark for the Christian church. The chosen colors are important to Christianity and appropriate for this title: purple is associated with people seeking spiritual fulfillment and gold symbolizes immutability, eternity, and perfection.
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