The volume was rounded and backed and full bound following the French style with three different pieces of leather used to form the outline of the shoreline of the sea. The intent was to represent the title of the book, La mar, which means the sea. The top edge was covered with graphite and the headbands were sewn with three silk threads in different colors.
Ignacio Balcells. La mar: una versión de la vida ante el mar y del viaje a solas por las costas de Chile. Santiago, Chile: Editorial Andrés Bello, 2001.
Balcells, Ignacio, “Geigel example,” Bridwell Library Special Collections Exhibitions, accessed December 3, 2023, https://bridwell.omeka.net/items/show/2327.