Original textblock conserved as needed. Original sewing holes utilized, book to be sewn on five cords with linen sewing threads, no additional edge treatment. Five cords laced into boards and extensions of the textile spine lining adhered to inside of boards as reinforcement hinges. An alkaline paper lining in the form of a hollow tube creates a "hollowback" spine with built-in flexibility and strength. Full light aqua goatskin, gold and blind tooling on covers, spine with gold rules and lettering of title. Light aqua silk doublures and leather hinges. Light aqua and gold toned silk endbands in two-tiered French style, colors coordinated with the embroidered silk, and the gold tooling and aqua leather on the cover. Protective jacket of vintage French printed cotton fabric adhered to thick handmade paper.
Nitzberg, Nancy, “Nitzberg,” Bridwell Library Special Collections Exhibitions, accessed October 2, 2022, https://bridwell.omeka.net/items/show/2252.