Quarter black goatskin with glass boards; text sewn onto linen tapes laced through glass covers with zinc patinated frames; hand embroidered silk headbands; flyleaves of Unryushi Sume off-white paper. Front cover with center depiction of Christ walking with a disciple painted on glass and fired; the illustration is from 1878 edition of The Imitation of Christ by Chapman and Hall. Image will be surrounded by frame of red and blue stained glass with the Latin title painted on glass in the panel just below the image. Back board will also be a red and blue stained glass frame but with central panel diapered. The design is intended to evoke the sense of being inside an old church with stained glass windows depicting the way Christ lived his life.
Gilly, M. Sue, “Gilly,” Bridwell Library Special Collections Exhibitions, accessed December 3, 2023, https://bridwell.omeka.net/items/show/2266.