The design evokes the gothic style of binding prevalent during the author's lifetime. Textblock disassembled, repaired as needed, and then sewn on five double-cord stations. Unbleached linen cords laced into cured, quarter-sawn wooden boards channeled, beveled, and fitted with brass closures chiseled into fleur-de-lis patterns and hinged with brass escutcheon pins. Traditional tightback binding with quarter alum-tawed deer skin, tooled lines and fleur-de-lis stampings in blind, title on spine in ink rather than stamped or tooled. Plain wound endbands sewn on rolled linen cores and 100% cotton paper endpapers hand made by the binder.
Jackson, Forrest, “Jackson,” Bridwell Library Special Collections Exhibitions, accessed October 2, 2023, https://bridwell.omeka.net/items/show/2262.