Quarter blue goatskin with glass boards; text sewn onto linen tapes laced through holes drilled in zinc frame with brass tubing soldered into holes; hand embroidered silk headbands; all edges colored with graphite; title blind stamped on label of black goatskin; flyleaves of handmade paper. Front cover depicts the ribbon from Michelangelo's Pietà painted on antique glass and fired. Upper portion of back cover shows a geometric reduction of the vaulted ceiling of the Sistine Chapel using red and blue stained glass. Lower portion of back cover, drawn on antique glass and fired, shows a portion of a sonnet by Michelangelo with a sketch of the artist painting the Sistine Chapel. Glass covers framed in zinc and given an aged look.
Irving Stone. The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Novel of Michelangelo. New York: Doubleday, 1961.
Stone, Irving, “Gilly example,” Bridwell Library Special Collections Exhibitions, accessed December 7, 2022, https://bridwell.omeka.net/items/show/2265.