The entire book will be bound in terra cotta Harmatan goat skin. Inlaid into a frame built of layers of binder's board, the front cover features a photograph taken and printed by the binder, applied to heavy matte paper, and covered with transparent vellum. Inlaid into the back cover is a composition incorporating the iconic but uncredited "working hands" photograph with the binder's photograph, both under a piece of transparent vellum, together with some tools and leathers. Edge-to-edge doublures featuring the traditional "working hands" image will be printed on Arches Aquarelle Rag paper. The flysheets will be printed on Canon Matte Photographic paper. The headbands will be sewn into the text block in a French double pattern composed of various colors of silk echoing those in the photographs.
Franklin, William, “Franklin,” Bridwell Library Special Collections Exhibitions, accessed December 3, 2023, https://bridwell.omeka.net/items/show/2330.