Beveled double boards layered with hand-laid paper, vellum spine lining, seven raised bands, sewn in headbands. Scarlet Harmatan goat hide molded on a bas-relief sculptural substrate of Arches watercolor paper layered in three planes. Endpapers hand painted to complement the colors of the text block, the leather, and the painting. The red and gold color scheme honors Didot's 1788 design, while motifs of reflection/imitation, monastic arches, the Trees of Life around the Water of Life, and the Light are included. The triple arch on the front cover frames a painting of a golden morning sun reflected upon still waters. The arches on the back cover frame a sculpted Tree of Life by the Pilgrim's Road. Lettering modeled on Janon Carcain's 1486 edition of the text.
Franklin, William Neal, “Franklin,” Bridwell Library Special Collections Exhibitions, accessed October 2, 2023, https://bridwell.omeka.net/items/show/2270.