Traditional-style full leather binding with tight joints and tight back, covered in natural (undyed) Niger goatskin over sculpted boards; upper and lower boards with onlays of multiple leathers embossed with linoleum cuts and with blind, gold, and silver tooling representing all aspects of creation for which Saint Francis gives praise in his canticle. Sewn on raised and flat bands, raised bands continuing onto the design of the boards. Gilded Japanese paper endpapers with leather hinges. Colored and tooled top edge, worked silk headbands.
Saint Francis of Assisi. Il cantico delle creature di Francesco Di Assisi. Italy: Officine tipografiche Errebi di Falconara, 2001.
Francis, of Assisi, Saint, “Stackpole example,” Bridwell Library Special Collections Exhibitions, accessed December 7, 2022, https://bridwell.omeka.net/items/show/2245.